| The UAMS Faculty of Well being Professions just lately introduced the promotions of 4 school members:
- Melissa Halverson, Pharm.D., M.P.H, promoted to affiliate professor within the Division of Doctor Assistant Research.
- Nathan Johnson, Ph.D., promoted to professor within the Division of Laboratory Sciences.
- Paul Nelson, M.S., promoted to affiliate professor within the Division of Laboratory Sciences.
- Ashley McMillan, D.D.S., promoted to affiliate professor with tenure within the Heart for Dental Training, Normal Observe Dental Residency.
Johnson is chair of the Division of Laboratory Sciences and director of the Medical Laboratory Sciences program. He earned his physician of philosophy diploma from Mississippi State College, his grasp of science in Scientific Laboratory Sciences from College of Utah, his Grasp of Science in Administration from Incarnate Phrase Faculty, and Bachelor of Science in Medical Expertise for Louisiana Tech College. He served 28 years within the U.S. Air Pressure. Earlier than becoming a member of UAMS in 2017, Col. Johnson served because the nationwide director of the Heart for Laboratory Medication Companies for the Protection Well being Company in Falls Church, Virginia, the place he led the nation’s largest laboratory system consisting of over 400 medical remedy amenities, 2,000 testing websites, and about 8,000 technical personnel.
Nelson is the assistant program director of operations for the medical laboratory sciences program. He earned a Grasp of Science in Well being Threat Administration & Disaster Communication from Chapman College, a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Training and an Affiliate of Utilized Science in Enterprise Administration from Wayland Baptist College, and an Affiliate of Utilized Science in Medical Laboratory Science and an Affiliate of Utilized Science in Teacher of Science/Expertise from Group Faculty of the Air Pressure. He served 24 years within the U.S. Air Pressure. Earlier than coming to UAMS in 2021, Lt. Col. Nelson served as director of the Air Pressure Medical Service COVID Pandemic Lab Crew the place he directed all points of Air Pressure COVID-19 testing operations. This included rising COVID check capability from 0 to 200,000 assessments per week and managing $92 million in lab provide contracts that delivered 90% of all Air Pressure COVID testing capabilities.
Halverson is the affiliate director of Didactic Training for the doctor assistant research program. She earned a Physician of Pharmacy and a Grasp of Public Well being, each from UAMS. Halverson additionally serves because the director of the UAMS twelfth Road Well being & Wellness Heart, a student-run free clinic which offers UAMS college students a possibility to study, from and with one another. She has experience in interprofessional training and student-run clinics. Earlier than becoming a member of the Physicians Assistant program, she was a scientific teacher within the Division of Pharmacy Observe within the UAMS Faculty of Pharmacy.
McMillan is the director of the Normal Observe Dental Residency (GPR) program. She earned a Physician of Dental Surgical procedure from College of Tennessee Well being Science Heart and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from College of Arkansas. McMillan accomplished her residency in 2016 the place she was within the first cohort of dental residents at UAMS. Becoming a member of the school as a scientific teacher, she subsequently served as clinic director, assistant GPR program director and now, program director. McMillan has gained a sturdy state status as an authority in hospital-based dentistry.