HJAR Mar/Apr 2020

28 MAR / APR 2020  I  HEALTHCARE JOURNAL OF ARKANSAS   Healthcare Briefs Health Center for Clinical Research in Little Rock and serving as founding president and medical director for the Institute for Neurology and Neu- roscience Research, a nonprofit organization ded- icated to providing the infrastructure necessary to conduct clinical research in rural settings, for which he was recognized with a Ten Outstand- ing Young Americans Award. He most recently served as chief of neurology at the Baptist Health Medical Center, and before that, as president and CEO of Pellegrino Center for Clinical Neurosci- ence in Hot Springs Pellegrino attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, where he also earned a doctorate in neuroscience. He completed post-graduate train- ing at New York Medical College, Columbia Uni- versity, Pennsylvania State University, and Yale University. The CHI St. Vincent Neurology Clinic in Hot Springs provides care to patients with diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles. The clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a vast range of neurological con- ditions affecting adults, delivering comprehen- sive and individualized patient care with the goal of maintaining optimal brain and nerve function. Swetha Kadali, MD, Joins Northwest Internal Medicine - Bentonville Swetha Kadali, MD, board-certified internal medicine physician, recently joined Northwest Internal Medicine – Bentonville. She joined Dr. Navneet Kaur in practice at 2900 Medical Center Parkway, Suite 220, in Bentonville. Kadali has been working as a hospitalist the past two years at Northwest Medical Center – Bentonville. She earned a medical education at Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences in India. She then completed an internal medicine residency at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. Kadali speaks Telugu and Hindi in addition to English. Her practice is located at 2900 Medical Center Parkway, Suite 220, in Bentonville. TinaMaddox, PhD, Joins UAMS Northwest Regional Campus as Associate Dean of the College of Health Professions Tina Maddox, PhD, has accepted a new lead- ership role as associate dean in the College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Regional Campus. Previously she was associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Health Professions at UAMS in Little Rock. In her new role, Maddox will serve as the col- lege’s chief administrator at the UAMS Northwest Campus and will have oversight of all of the col- lege’s academic programs, which include physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiologic imag- ing sciences, genetic counseling, and diagnostic medical sonography. Maddox will be responsible for program accred- itation, re-accreditation, annual reporting, pro- grammatic outcomes assessment, and evaluation of course instruction, as well as mentoring fac- ulty and coordinating student services activities. “Dr. Maddox is an excellent addition to the UAMS campus in Northwest Arkansas,” said Susan Long, EdD, dean of the College of Health Professions. “Northwest Arkansas is the fastest- growing region in our state, and her presence there will advance the UAMS mission to provide quality healthcare to all Arkansans.” “We are thrilled that Dr. Maddox is joining our team in Northwest Arkansas,” said Pearl McElfish, PhD, vice chancellor for the UAMS Northwest Region. “With her experience, Tina will be instru- mental in supporting the expansion and success of additional programs as our campus grows with the region.” Maddox, a registered and licensed dietitian, joined the UAMS College of Health Professions in 2010. She served as program director for the dietetic internship program from 2010 to 2018 and took on the role of associate dean of aca- demic affairs for the college in 2018. Prior to UAMS, she was a clinical instructor for 10 years at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Maddox earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University in Den- ton, Tex., and a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in dietetics from the University of Cen- tral Arkansas. “I am looking forward to collaborating with all the department chairs and program directors to create and promote educational scholarship in Northwest Arkansas,” Maddox said. “It is an honor to be a part of training the next generation of healthcare providers in Arkansas.” Six NYITCOMStudent Doctors Matched toMilitary Residencies Six members of New York Institute of Technol- ogy College of Osteopathic Medicine-Arkansas’ inaugural class were matched to U.S. military res- idencies and will begin their Graduate Medical Education (GME) in conjunction with service to their country. NYITCOM-Arkansas students who participated in the Military Match include: Severiano “Brock” Acebo (Navy), internal medicine, Naval Medi- cal Center, Portsmouth, Va.; Raegan Austin (Air Force) pediatrics, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Hospital, Dayton, Ohio; Corbett Hall (Navy), fam- ily medicine, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, Jack- sonville, N.C.; Joseph Lipat (Navy), family medi- cine, Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla.; Andrea Lombardi (Army), general surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hi.; and Holly Sen- sabaugh (Air Force), family medicine, Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nev. “This is an incredibly exciting time for NYIT- COM-Arkansas and we couldn’t be more proud of our six student doctors who received their military match notifications last week,” said Shane Spei- ghts, DO, dean of NYITCOM-Arkansas. “These student doctors are to be commended not only for their incredible accomplishment of complet- ing their undergraduate medical education, but also for their decision to serve our country as they prepare to embark on their military residencies.” Richard G. Pellegrino, MD