Greetings All,The Times has received numerous complaints — though perhaps from the same person; it's not possible to tell — that the dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. Pope Moseley, is renovating his office while the institution faces a financial crisis stemming from unexpected costs and less than expected revenues. One of the costs mentioned by former Chancellor Dan Rahn in a presentation to the UA Board of Trustees was the College of Public Health, which he said was underfunded from the start.
It is with deep sadness that I let you know I will no longer be with UAMS. The Office of Global Health has been defunded. I’ve made many friends and built strong connections along the way. My time here has been amazing and eye-opening. Dr. Nick Zaller and the students of global health have taught me so much and I will forever treasure the lessons and experiences. I ask that you all keep me in your prayers as I make this tricky transition. My goal is to finish up my master’s at UALR earlier than expected, and to stay in contact with you all. If you should need me, please feel free to text me or email me at XXXXXXXX@gmail.com This is not goodbye, just a see you later.
I’ve had the time of my life!
It is with great sadness that I must inform you that the UAMS state-funded PSYCH TLC program is losing its funding, effective December 31st. For the last 7 years this novel program has allowed all Arkansas primary care providers to call our hotline on a M-F 8am-5pm basis, in order to obtain immediate child psychiatric phone consultation and assistance in finding local mental health services for your pediatric patients with mental health needs. In addition, since January 2016 this program allowed us to provide intensive hands-on training to nearly 200 PCPs, enabling you to be effective "first responders" to many of these children and their families.
Because the PSYCH TLC service will not be available after January 1st, youw ill have to obtain mental health consultation and assistance by referring your children with mental health needs to local mental health providers and/or to local emergency rooms. We will work closely with the Arkansas Division of Provider Services and Quality Assurance to determine what options might be available (or might become available in the future) for us or another service to meet your child mental health consultation and
I wish to thank Mr. Darren Reeves, Ms. Ladeena Bell, Ms. Annette Snider, and Ms. Moshelle Helms who have all work closely with me to provide the PSYCH TLC Services over the last two years.