Dr. Pope Moseley
Pope Moseley, MD, chair of UNM’s Department of Internal Medicine, has been named dean of the College of Medicine and executive vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock.
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Pope L. Moseley, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, has been named dean of the College of Medicine and executive vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock.

Moseley, who joined the faculty at the UNM Health Sciences Center in 1995, is a School of Medicine Distinguished Professor, and he has also served at the UNM Health Sciences Center (HSC) as an associate dean for research and chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

"I have greatly enjoyed my time at UNM – I have learned so much," Moseley said. "I thank the HSC, School of Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine for allowing me to lead a wonderful group of faculty who are committed to serving the people of New Mexico."

Moseley currently serves on the HSC’s Capital Projects Work Group, chairs the UNM Medical Group’s Finance Committee and is an associate director of the HSC’s Clinical and Translational Science Center.

“Dr. Pope Moseley represents everything that has made the UNM School of Medicine exceptional, thanks to his international research, his clinical contributions and skills, his record of leadership and dedication,” said Paul B. Roth, MD, UNM chancellor for health sciences. “He will be missed, but I truly believe he will become an outstanding dean at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His time here has touched all of us and the groundwork he has laid will continue to have a positive impact for many generations to come.”

In his new role, effective July 15, Moseley will oversee all aspects of the College of Medicine, the largest college at UAMS with 682 students, 30 departments and free-standing divisions, more than 1,100 full- and part-time faculty members, a professional practice group and 650 residents and fellows.

Moseley will succeed G. Richard Smith, M.D., who has served as College of Medicine dean and vice chancellor of UAMS for the last two years.

“I am thrilled with Pope’s decision to join us as the next dean of the College of Medicine,” said Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., “His background as a physician scientist, his personal leadership style and his administrative experience in academic medicine make him ideally suited to lead the faculty and staff of the college to advance its mission. He also will add significantly to the UAMS leadership team.”

In 1976, Moseley earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina; in 1980, his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago; and in 1983, his master’s degree in preventive medicine from the University of Iowa. He joined the University of Iowa faculty in 1985 after completing a combined residency in internal medicine and occupational medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine.

Moseley said that his first goal at UAMS is to learn about its faculty, students, staff and trainees.

 “It’s a wonderful place that is taking a thoughtful and bold approach to redefining the future of medical education, research, patient care and service,” he said.