Tina Maddox, Ph.D., Joins UAMS Northwest Regional Campus as Associate Dean of the College of Health Professions

By David Wise

Previously she was associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Health Professions at UAMS in Little Rock.

In her new role, Maddox will serve as the college’s chief administrator at the UAMS Northwest Campus and will have oversight of all of the college’s academic programs, which include physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiologic imaging sciences, genetic counseling and diagnostic medical sonography.

Maddox will be responsible for program accreditation, re-accreditation, annual reporting, programmatic outcomes assessment and evaluation of course instruction, as well as mentoring faculty and coordinating student services activities.

“Dr. Maddox is an excellent addition to the UAMS campus in Northwest Arkansas,” said Susan Long, Ed.D., dean of the College of Health Professions. “Northwest Arkansas is the fastest-growing region in our state, and her presence there will advance the UAMS mission to provide quality health care to all Arkansans.”

“We are thrilled that Dr. Maddox is joining our team in Northwest Arkansas,” said Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., vice chancellor for the UAMS Northwest Region. “With her experience, Tina will be instrumental in supporting the expansion and success of additional programs as our campus grows with the region.”

Maddox, a registered and licensed dietitian, joined the UAMS College of Health Professions in 2010. She served as program director for the dietetic internship program from 2010 to 2018 and took on the role of associate dean of academic affairs for the college in 2018. Prior to UAMS, she was a clinical instructor for 10 years at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Maddox earned a Doctor of Philosophy in nutrition from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, and a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in dietetics from the University of Central Arkansas.

“I am looking forward to collaborating with all the department chairs and program directors to create and promote educational scholarship in Northwest Arkansas,” Maddox said. “It is an honor to be a part of training the next generation of health care providers in 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. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS’ clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS 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 250 medical, pharmacy, nursing and health professions students, 50 medical and pharmacy residents, and 1,000 community-based faculty. The campus has nine clinics including a student-led clinic and physical, occupational and speech therapy. Faculty conduct research to reduce health disparities. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.