Chancellor Patterson Welcomed by UAMS Northwest Regional Campus

By Amy Widner

Patterson’s first day as chancellor was June 1. He traveled to northwest Arkansas for the morning reception held at the campus in Fayetteville, greeting dozens of UAMS employees to hear about their work.

Administrators talking

(From left) Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor, and Linda Worley, M.D., College of Medicine associate dean, both for the Northwest Regional Campus, talk with Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA.

He thanked Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for the Northwest Regional Campus, for her leadership.

Patterson told employees that one of his top priorities is to see growth for UAMS programs in northwest Arkansas. UAMS has a $50 million annual economic impact on the region. The campus was established in 2007 and now has more than 300 medical, pharmacy, nursing and health professions students. Most recently, UAMS added a physical therapy doctoral program and is expected to begin accepting students into an occupational therapy doctoral program next year.