What exciting careers are possible for someone with an interest in medicine?
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Come meet and ask questions of science professionals that work in Little Rock!
This month, hear from Jonathan Goree, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at UAMS, and Chris Jones, Executive Director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub.
Dr. Johnathan Goree
Director of the Chronic Pain Division, Chair of the Opioid Stewardship Committee, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
A native of Little Rock, Dr. Goree is the Director of the Chronic Pain Division, Chair of the Opioid Stewardship Committee, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Goree is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. He received his Bachelor of Arts in biology from Washington University in St. Louis and then moved to New York City where he completed both his medical degree and a residency in anesthesiology at the Weill College of Medicine at Cornell University. Following his time in Manhattan, he completed a fellowship in chronic pain medicine at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2014, Dr. Goree returned home to Little Rock, Arkansas to join the faculty at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is an active member of multiple national organizations and is a founding member of the Arkansas Pain Management Society and the Diversity and Outreach Committee of the North American Neuromodulation Society. His specific research interests include complex regional pain syndrome, neuromodulation, and the effects of opioid education initiatives on patient outcomes.
Dr. Christopher M. Jones
Executive Director and Lead Maker of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
Dr. Jones has graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and urban planning, and 20 years of experience in energy and infrastructure, diversity, community development, housing and management. Formerly a principal at BCT Partners, Jones was lead executive on numerous multimillion-dollar federal projects. As executive director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in Boston, Mass., he secured more than $6 million in funds for the organization and supported a community of active and engaged residents. As assistant dean for graduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he led efforts that doubled minority enrollment and more than tripled minority applications to MIT graduate programs. His academic research ranges from plasma fusion and nuclear nonproliferation to the social impact of large-scale energy infrastructure systems. An Arkansas native, Jones has served on or supported several boards of directors and spent one year as an algebra teacher in a Boston public school. Jones holds five degrees, including a B.S. in mathematics and a B.S. in physics from Morehouse College, where he received a full scholarship from NASA and served as student body president; an M.S. in nuclear engineering and an M.S. in technology and policy from MIT, and a Ph.D. in urban studies and planning from MIT. He and his wife, Dr. Jerrilyn Jones, live in Little Rock with their three beautiful daughters.