Aaron Carson, M.D., Brian Mooney, M.D., Join UAMS’ Northwest Arkansas Behavioral Health Clinic

By Tim Taylor

The Fayetteville clinic provides outpatient mental health services to adults 18 years and up. The clinic, which moved to 3425 North Futrall Drive in January, is also home to the Employee Assistance Program, which contracts with local businesses to offer a variety of mental-health and social services to employees.

Both are assistant professors in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry.

Carson joined UAMS after serving as associate chief of staff, Mental Health, for the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. A graduate of Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, he graduated from the UAMS College of Medicine in 2012 and completed a residency in psychiatry at UAMS in 2016, serving as chief resident at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus his final year.

Formerly the lead psychiatrist for the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks’ Trauma Recovery Program, Mooney graduated from the UAMS College of Medicine in 2001. He graduated from Rhodes College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1996 and completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma at Tulsa.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 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. 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. UAMS has 3,047 students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 11,000 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 uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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