MCG's Rahn Arkansas job finalist

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Medical College of Georgia President Daniel W. Rahn is one of four finalists to fill a similar post with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the University of Arkansas System announced Tuesday.

Dr. Rahn said it is the first time he has been a formal candidate for another position since he became president in 2001 and it is not something he sought.

“I was contacted and asked to take a preliminary look,” he said. “And based upon what I saw, I’m impressed with the institution and I agreed to be a candidate.”

Dr. Rahn will go to the Little Rock-based school for a two-day visit on March 9 and University of Arkansas System President B. Alan Sugg is expected to make a recommendation shortly after that to the university system’s Board of Trustees, spokesman Ben Beaumont said.

The other three candidates will also make two-day visits. The position is actually called the chancellor of the school but it is the equivalent of a school president that reports to the president of the system.

The current chancellor, I. Dodd Wilson, retires June 30.

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triscuit
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triscuit 02/24/09 - 05:00 pm
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Don't let the door hit you on

Don't let the door hit you on the way to Arkansas, Rahn.

hockeymann
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hockeymann 02/24/09 - 05:21 pm
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Hurry on Rahn...Maybe you

Hurry on Rahn...Maybe you should move to Athens if you don't
get the Arkansas job...

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/24/09 - 06:08 pm
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Someone warn the people of

Someone warn the people of Little Rock what he did to Augusta.

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KJKDKC 02/24/09 - 06:16 pm
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maybe if he gets the job,

maybe if he gets the job, he'll make the same speach he made to them, he made to MCG on his arrival. Stand on top of the roof with binoculars & monitor how many people go out for lunch. Use threats tactics. Maybe they have an even bigger home for your wife to decorate with bigger elaberate garden .
Maybe he'll do away with Chirstmas parties there too. I hope he gets the job!!! Way too much money was spend on him, his wife, thier home and his family!

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Bizarro 02/24/09 - 08:15 pm
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Good riddance friggin fascist

Good riddance friggin fascist crook.

Laguria
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Laguria 02/24/09 - 09:37 pm
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And take Don Snell with you

And take Don Snell with you so he can ruin their hospital to maximize profit at patient care's expense. This will continue the yearly PR event of Dr. Dan receiving the millions of dollars a year from Don and the hospital that Georgia taxpayer's built.

Arkansas may not be as amenable as Mr. Walker and Georgia was to giving away a taxpayer's asset for a song.

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ladylynx6 02/24/09 - 09:42 pm
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Yes, please do take Don with

Yes, please do take Don with you!! Both of them are going to run MCG into the ground.

Sunshine from S. C.
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Sunshine from S. C. 02/24/09 - 11:01 pm
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OMG!!! Please tell me how I

OMG!!! Please tell me how I can stop this. My husband goes to MIRT (Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy) at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas for Multiple Myeloma treatment. They just opened a "New" hospital last month. The hospital and school is very big. It will take someone with a lot of intellegence to run that place. We were just there for a month. One man commented that the hospital was bigger than the town he lived in.

Sunshine from S. C.
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Sunshine from S. C. 02/24/09 - 11:11 pm
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OMG!!! My husband goes to

OMG!!! My husband goes to the MIRT (Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy) at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas for Multiple Myeloma treatment. They just recently opened a "New" hospital. The Hospital and School is a very big campus. It will take a person of a lot of intellegence to run it. We were just in Little Rock for a month for treatment. We will be retuning in June. What can I do to stop this? One man made a comment that the hospital was bigger than the town he lived in.

Sunshine from S. C.
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Sunshine from S. C. 02/24/09 - 11:14 pm
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Sorry for the "Double"

Sorry for the "Double" posting. Each time I tried to post, it would not go through. Then they send two post. You may see more.

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FedupwithAUG 02/24/09 - 11:48 pm
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I lost respect for this guy

I lost respect for this guy when he encouraged MCG doctors to get privileges at all the other area hospitals. I thought his job was supposed to be about teaching. He will not be missed. Sunshine there is a little X that allows you to delete the post!

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conservative 02/25/09 - 01:52 am
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Could we possibly sacrifice

Could we possibly sacrifice one Saturday cleaning the canal for ALL the guys to help him pack up and get outa town? The sooner the better. He cannot be trusted, but don't tell anyone in Arkansas. He could not possibly be as stupid as he will look with one of those Arkansas Hawg hats on his head yelling "SOOIE SOOIE SOOIE" (or however you spell that grunt sound). I don't know who will make the decisions over there for him to make it look as if they were his idea, but who cares? He will be gone from Augusta, and the sooner the better! My LAWD have mercy, Arkansas must be hard up for a guy to TRY to look suave and pretty, and have no constructive idea of his own! PRAY HARD.

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conservative 02/25/09 - 02:00 am
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And OH YES YES YES, PLEASE do

And OH YES YES YES, PLEASE do take Don Snell with you. The Saturday Canal guys could give them both a two for one fast track pack and haul day. And by the way, please check with their board of education. Beden is just itching to get outa town. Letz help here too guys! His conceit and lack of leadership would work just perfectly with Rahn and Snell.

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corgimom 02/25/09 - 09:00 am
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Our gain would be Arkansas'

Our gain would be Arkansas' loss.

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Fed UP with MCG 02/25/09 - 09:18 am
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WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO Maybe MCG

WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO Maybe MCG can get back to its roots and be a college again not a black eye on the state. If someone would hire Snell and move his sick looking A#$ out the hospital can take some of the pressure off University and start seeing the Indigent Patients again. Makes since why MCG was put under a hiring freeze they are waiting to see if Rahn accepts.

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mable8 02/25/09 - 10:41 am
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Ther's always room for

Ther's always room for improvement--and this is one of them!

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concercitizen 02/25/09 - 11:59 am
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I really don't see that big

I really don't see that big of an increase in numbers. Just a little over 200 more students, and a little over 200 more residents. The faculty numbers do not make sense to me. For the number of enrolled students actually being only 209 more at UAMS, why do they need 563 more members of faculty at that school. Research funding is only 19 million more. It certainly can not be any more prestigious than MCG. The article makes the search for a new president for UAMS sound like a serious undertaking, which I am sure it is. If Dr. Rahn is committed to MCG and the current expansion projects, why did he agree to be considered a candidate for this position. If he is chosen for the job, will he say thanks, but no thanks? I think there is some ingredient in this recipe that we do not know about!

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Sunshine from S. C. 02/25/09 - 06:31 pm
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MCG vs UAMS---UAMS has MIRT

MCG vs UAMS---UAMS has MIRT (Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy). There are patients from all over the world going there for Myeloma treatment. The last information I saw, there were patients from 43 different countries-this was 4-5 years ago. They have the greatest success rate with Stem Cell Transplants. They are considered by most as the best Myeloma Center in the world with the best doctor in the world-Dr. Bart Barlogie. If they are not the best, they sure have a lot of people fooled. My husband was promised 1 1/2 - 3 years survival when diagnosed-9 years ago. There is definately something great about UAMS-we have been there over 40 times. We were sent to MCG to see if he was a candidate for a Stem Cell Transplant-For MCG, he was not. We went to UAMS and had one on April 15, 2003 with 8.66 Million cells and a boost (mini transplant) on April 4. 2008 with a little over 2 million cells.

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