The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine has appointed Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D. as its new vice chancellor for research.
Ho comes to UAMS from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she has served as the Jacob Schmidlapp Professor and chairperson of the Department of Environmental Health since 2005. During her tenure, she was instrumental in building a Council on Education for Public Health-accredited public health program and procured roughly $40 million in funding for research and infrastructure for the university.
She was also named the director for the Cincinnati Cancer Center in 2011.
“We could not be more fortunate to have a leader of Dr. Ho’s caliber joining our team,” UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, says. “Her close to four decades of leadership experience in academic medicine will be an invaluable asset to our institution as we explore new frontiers in science to improve the health of all Arkansans.”
“I look forward to leading UAMS to the next level of research excellence,” Ho says. “Together, we will tackle broad tasks like reducing health disparities in underserved populations, establishing a leading-edge research in digital health, as well as undertake specific goals such as National Cancer Institute cancer center designation for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.”