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| | UAMS College of Health Professions recently announced four faculty promotions.
- Melissa HalversonDoctor of Pharmacy, Master of Public Health, Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Department.
- nathan johnsonPh.D., promoted to Professor of Experimental Sciences.
- Paul Nelson Promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Experimental Sciences, MS.
- Ashley MacmillanDDS, promoted to Assistant Professor, and currently working at the Dental Education Center, General Practice Dental Residency.
Johnson is Chair of the Laboratory Sciences Division and Director of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program. in Philosophy from Mississippi State University, MS in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from University of Utah, Incarnate Ward He holds MS in Business Administration from College, and Medical Technology from Louisiana Tech University. holds a Bachelor of Science degree in He served in the United States Air Force for his 28 years. Prior to joining UAMS in 2017, he served as the National Director of the Defense and Health Service’s Center for Laboratory Medical Services in Falls Church, Virginia, where he served as the National Director of Laboratory Medicine, the largest laboratory in the country with over 400 medical facilities and 2,000 tests. headed the system. site, and about 8,000 technicians.
Nelson is the Assistant Program Director of Operations for the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program. He holds a Master of Science in Health Risk Management and Crisis Communication from Chapman University, and Weyland holds a Bachelor of Science in Vocational Education and an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration from Baptist University. Associate of Applied Science, Science/Technical Instructor at Community College of the Air Force. He served in the United States Air Force for his 24 years. Prior to joining UAMS in 2021, Lt. Col. Nelson served as Director of the Air Force Medical Services COVID Pandemic Lab Team, where he oversaw all aspects of the Air Force’s COVID-19 testing operations. This includes increasing COVID testing capacity from 0 to 200,000 tests per week and managing his $92 million lab supply contract that provides him 90% of all his COVID testing capabilities for the Air Force. I was.
Halverson is the Associate Director of Education Education for the Physician Assistant Studies Program. She holds a PhD in Pharmacy and a Master’s degree in Public Health from her UAMS. Halverson is also Director of the UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center. This is a free, student-run clinic that provides an opportunity for UAMS students to learn about each other and learn from each other. She has expertise in interprofessional education and student-run clinics. Prior to joining the Physicians Assistant program, she was a Clinical Instructor in her Pharmacy Practice department at the UAMS College of Pharmacy.
McMillan is the director of the General Practice Dental Residency (GPR) program. She holds a PhD in Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a BS in Biology from the University of Arkansas. McMillan completed her residency in 2016 and was in the first cohort of dental residents at UAMS. He joined the faculty as a Clinical Instructor, then Clinic Director, Assistant He was GPR Program Director, and now Program He is Director. McMillan has a strong reputation in the state as the authority on hospital-based dentistry.