Michael Manley Named UAMS Chancellor’s Chief of Staff

By Yavonda Chase

“I look forward to working with Michael in this new role,” said Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, and CEO of UAMS Health. “He has already accomplished great things at UAMS, and I believe even greater things are to come as we work together to serve our patients, students and all Arkansans.”

Manley came to UAMS in 2003 and has served in a variety of roles, including as director of outreach and government relations in the UAMS Center for Distance Health and as patient liaison trainer for diabetes care. Before coming to UAMS, he was executive director of the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency and executive director of the Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency.

Manley succeeds Amy Jo Jenkins, MS, C.C.R.P., who is the director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s Office of Clinical Trials Administration.


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 recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six 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, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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