Michael Manley Joins UAMS Northwest Regional Campus to Help Expand Clinical Scope in Northwest Arkansas

By David Wise

Michael has spent the last year and a half traveling to Northwest Arkansas from Little Rock for a few days each week to familiarize himself with the UAMS Northwest Campus’ operations and to begin the process of expanding clinical services in the region. Since that time, he has been instrumental in getting several new clinics up and running, including a geriatric clinic at the Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale and several specialty clinics at the North Street Clinic in Fayetteville, including a transplant clinic and a psychiatry clinic.

Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the UAMS College of Nursing in 1990 and a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the UAMS College of Nursing in 2009. Michael’s past three years in the UAMS Strategy Office and additional 13 years as Outreach Director for the UAMS Center for Distance Health has him well positioned for his new responsibilities in Northwest Arkansas.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state’s Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health.

The UAMS Northwest Regional Campus includes 307 medical, pharmacy, nursing and health professions students, 50 medical and pharmacy residents, and 1,000 community-based faculty. The campus has nine clinics providing advanced health care. Faculty conduct research to improve community health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.