UAMS’ Shorey Receives National Faculty Affairs Award

By Kelly Gardner

LITTLE ROCK — Jeannette Shorey, M.D., a professor of internal medicine and the associate dean for continuing medical education and faculty affairs in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, received the Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

“Dr. Jan Shorey embodies the spirit of the award, which recognizes faculty affairs leaders for engaged and generous contributions to innovation, scholarship, leadership and mentorship. Dr. Shorey’s contributions at UAMS and nationally are enormously impactful. She is widely regarded as an inspiring mentor and is held in the highest esteem by her colleagues,” said Steven Block, associate dean of faculty affairs at Wake Forest School of Medicine and chairman of the award review and selection committee.

Shorey was presented with the award at the AAMC’s Group on Faculty Affairs Professional Development Conference June 28 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was one of seven nominees for the award and was nominated by eight colleagues and two seconding letters from both inside and outside UAMS.

“Being nominated for this award by my colleagues who know so well what the work of faculty affairs and faculty development involves is an extraordinary affirmation.   To have been selected to receive the award, named for a person who epitomized acting selflessly for the enrichment of others, is a truly a tremendous honor,” said Shorey.

Carole J. Bland was a graduate of and ultimately assistant dean for faculty development at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her work embodied the idea of phronesis, or “acting for the welfare of others without thought for the self; seeking and enabling heroically the development and success of others.” The AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs named the award in her honor.

“The Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award commemorates the legacy of service and the example of Dr. Bland, an esteemed leader, educator and mentor in medical education.  Dr. Bland selflessly devoted her career to serving faculty at the University of Minnesota and colleagues around the nation,” said Block.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,890 students and 782 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit or, or find us onFacebook.