UAMS’ Curtis Lowery, M.D., Receives National Award from American Public Health Association

By Ben Boulden

The Effective Practice Award recognizes individuals or groups whose work has made a significant contribution to effective public health practice within maternal and child health at the community, state, tribal, national or global levels. The association presented the award to Lowery at its annual meeting in Atlanta.

Lowery serves as a professor and the chair of the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is the medical director for the UAMS Center for Distance Health.

He has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and has been influential in obtaining two of the largest grants in UAMS history. Lowery is the founder and medical director of the nationally lauded Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education, and Learning System (ANGELS), one of the first obstetrical telemedicine programs in the nation.

Lowery received his medical degree in 1981 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 1985 at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia and his maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 1987. Lowery joined UAMS in 1990 as an assistant professor.