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G Jay Gandy, Ph.D. Interim Dean UAMS College of Public Health University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham St. Little Rock, AR 72205 501-526-6700 GandyJay@uams.edu Gandy was named interim dean in 2018. With more than 30 full-time faculty and more than 200 students, the college offers masters and doctoral degrees. It concentrates on community-based public health education to address the health needs of Arkansans. Gandy also serves as a Professor and Department Chair of Environmental and Occupational Health in the College of Public Health. Gandy’s research interests include toxicology of the respiratory, reproductive and immune systems; human health risk assessment; pesticide toxicology; and tick- transmitted diseases. Gandy received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside.

Price C. Gardner  Managing Partner Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP 400 West Capitol Ave. Suite 2000 Little Rock, AR 72201 501-370-1543 gardner@friday firm.com Gardner serves as the firm›s managing partner. His work focuses on corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, asset dispositions, taxation, real estate transactions, nonprofit organizations, financings and healthcare transactions and related matters. He has extensive experience in representation of parties in corporate and pass-through entity formations, operations, reorganizations and disputes; merger and asset purchase and sale transactions; the formation and syndication of healthcare entities such as practice groups, surgery centers, and hospitals; real estate and like-kind Section 1031 exchange transactions; and debt and equity financings.

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Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D, Ed.D. Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham Little Rock AR 72205 501-686-5558 GardnerStephanieF@ uams.edu Named chief academic officer and provost in 2015, Gardner works in partnership with UAMS’ five college deans and other leaders across the institution to enrich the campus’ intellectual environment. Gardner works to ensure the university is educating and training health professionals to meet changing health needs and to develop interprofessional and community-based educational experiences. Gardner earned a PharmD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an EdD from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Ryan Gehrig, FACHE President Mercy Hospital Fort Smith 7301 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72903 479-314-6100 ryan.gehrig@mercy.net Gehrig was named president of Mercy Hospital Fort Smith in April 2012. He came to Mercy from Norman Regional Health System where he served as vice president of enterprise systems and chief administrative officer for Moore Medical Center, one of the system’s hospitals in Norman, Oklahoma. He previously served as chief operating officer of Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, as CEO and chief operating officer of Bristow Medical Center in Bristow, Oklahoma, and as chief operating officer of Cushing Regional Hospital in Cushing, Oklahoma. Gehrig graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science. He received his master’s in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Rhonda Gentry, MD Medical Director, Medical Oncology CARTI 8901 CARTI Way Little Rock, AR 72205 501-906-3000 www.carti.com Dr. Gentry joined CARTI in 2011 when CARTI expanded to become Arkansas’ largest private, not-forprofit full-service cancer center and in 2107 was named Medical Director of Medical Oncology for CARTI. Dr. Gentry graduated from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine where she also completed both her residency and Fellowship for Internal Medicine and Hematology Oncology respectively. Gentry also serves as a CARTI Research Department Sub-Investigator and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

Amanda George, CPA Vice Chancellor for Finance & Chief Financial Officer University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham Little Rock AR 72205 501- 686-5670 ADGeorge@uams.edu Before she became chief financial officer in 2019, George served as associate vice chancellor for clinical finance and CFO of the integrated clinical enterprise. She joined UAMS in 2013 as administrator for the Department of Internal Medicine, then in 2015 became administrator for the Medical Specialties services line. Before joining UAMS, she served as controller for ambulatory services for the East/ Southeast division of Catholic Health Initiatives in Little Rock and assistant controller for St. Vincent Health System hospitals in North Little Rock and Morrilton. George has a Master of Health Services Administration.

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Arkansas Medical News InCharge 2019  

Arkansas Medical News InCharge 2019