The two finalists for the chancellor position at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will visit the school’s campus this week.
UAMS named the finalists in a news release Friday. Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D. is the interim chancellor, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at UAMS. She visited campus Dec. 11-12. Cam Patterson, M.D., M.B.A., senior vice president and chief operating officer at Weill-Cornell Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, will visit Dec. 13-14.
In the release, University of Arkansas System President Donald R. Bobbitt said he was “thrilled” for the UAMS community to meet the finalists.
“I’m confident that both of our finalists have the skills and experience to thrive as our next chancellor, and I believe both understand and appreciate the important role UAMS plays as the state’s only academic health center,” he said. “These are unique times for academic health centers across the country and it’s critical that we have a leader who can help ensure a bright future for UAMS moving forward. I’m pleased that both of these individuals are excited about pursuing this opportunity.”
Gardner has served as UAMS’ interim chancellor since July 2017. She has been the school’s senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost since July 2016, and worked as the dean of the College of Pharmacy for over a decade. Patterson has been the senior vice president and COO at Weill-Cornell Medical Center since 2014. Prior to his position at Weill-Cornell Medical Center, he was the physician-in-chief at the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care and executive director of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute.
Click here to read the candidates’ cover letters and curriculum vitae.