by Max Brantley
The news we brought you first yesterday is now official: The UA Board will meet Tuesday to ratify President B. Alan Sugg's choice of a Georgian, Dr. Daniel Rahn, to be next chancellor of UAMS.
UPDATE: As I'd indicated yesterday, a $700,000 pay package has been negotiated with Rahn. If approved, Rahn would be paid $600,000 in base pay, $100,000 in deferred compensation and a $25,000 housing allowance. The hope is that Rahn will start work July 1, but he may not be able to, a UA spokesman said. The exact start date will be known after Tuesday's meeting.
UA NEWS RELEASE
LITTLE ROCK - The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday to consider hiring Dr. Dan Rahn as the next chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
University of Arkansas System President B. Alan Sugg will recommend to the board that Rahn, the current president of the Medical College of Georgia, succeed Dr. I. Dodd Wilson in the post.
The board will meet Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the James H. Hamlen Board Room on the 12th floor of the Stephens Spine Institute at UAMS.
Bio information on Dr. Daniel W. Rahn:
Dr. Daniel W. Rahn is president of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) and senior vice chancellor for health and medical programs for the University System of Georgia. Rahn oversees Georgia’s major public health science center, including schools of Medicine, Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Studies and Nursing.
Before becoming president in 2001, Rahn served as vice dean for clinical affairs for the MCG School of Medicine and senior vice president for medical affairs and chief medical officer for MCG Health Inc., which manages MCG's clinical facilities. Rahn started at MCG in 1991 as vice chairman and director of clinical affairs for the Department of Medicine and as program director for the Internal Medicine residency program.
He began his professional career in 1979 at Yale University School of Medicine, where he was director of the Lyme Disease Program, director of clinical training in Rheumatology and director of faculty practice for the Department of Internal Medicine. After earning his bachelor’s and medical degrees at Yale, Rahn completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and his postdoctoral fellowship in Rheumatology at Yale.