UAMS neurologist appointed vice president of clinical research in the department of neurology at the College of Medicine
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| Rohit Dhall, MD, MSPH, CPE, Professor of Neurology and Director of Neurodegenerative Disorders at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been appointed the inaugural Vice President for Clinical Research in the Department of medicine from the College of Medicine Neurology.
Dhall was recruited to UAMS in 2016 by Parkinson’s Institute in California, where he was director of clinical research and director of the institute’s National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence. He is also a former director of the National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix, Arizona, and works to help UAMS achieve Center of Excellence status.
“He has extensive experience not only in conducting clinical trials, but also in their design,” said Robert L. Archer, MD, professor and department chair who, along with the executive vice-chancellor of UAMS and Dean of the College of Medicine Susan Smyth, MD, Ph.D., has appointed Dhall to the new position.
“He is sought after by pharmaceutical companies and other institutions, like Stanford, to help them with their research designs in the area of treatment for Parkinson’s disease,” Archer said. He added that Dhall is also medical director of the UAMS Translational Research Institute.
“Dhall also receives rave reviews for his teaching from students and residents, and patients praise his kind and thoughtful approach to their care,” said Archer. “He doesn’t hesitate to help others with their clinical research, so appointing him to this position recognizes all the work he’s already done to help us move forward in this area.
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