CHP Students and Alumni Accomplish Great Things


CHP alumnus selected for national post – Aaron Scott, alumnus of the College of Health Profession’s Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate program (NMAA), was selected this summer to be the 2015-2016 president of the Technologist Section of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).  He is an NMAA at Piedmont Healthcare System in Fayetteville, Georgia.

One of the first graduates of the NMAA program, Aaron earned his Master of Imaging Sciences degree in 2011.  According to SNMMI, Arron has held several leadership positions in the Technologist Section, including president elect, delegate at large, and member of the Strategic Planning Committee.  In 2009, he was selected for the society’s Outstanding Technologist Award.  For more information about Arron’s selection, click here.

Nuclear medicine advanced associates are highly-trained professionals who work with the supervision of a physician as an authorized user of radioactive materials to perform patient assessment, patient management, and selected nuclear medicine procedures.  They are trained to monitor patients who undergo invasive and therapeutic procedures; monitor and supervise cardiac exercise or pharmacologic stress tests; assess imaging procedures for quality, recommend additional imaging views, and order diagnostic procedures to provide additional information for the nuclear medicine procedure.

The College of Health Professions is the only institution that offers the Master of Imaging Sciences for nuclear medicine advanced associates.  The degree program is directed by Mark Wallenmeyer in the Department of Imaging and Radiation Sciences.


Genetic counseling student chosen for professional board Jacqueline Isaac, student in our Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program, was notified this week that she has been chosen by the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors to be a student member of the association’s Board of Directors for 2016.

The notice to Jacqueline stated that the Board is “very excited to have you join us, and were impressed by your ideas for your contributions” to the organization.  Jacqueline is from Windsor, Ontario, and she graduated from the University of Waterloo before coming to the UAMS College of Health Professions to begin her master’s degree in genetic counseling.  Congratulations, Jacqueline, for your accomplishments and professional leadership.  For more information about the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors, click here.

The College of Health Professions’ Genetic Counseling program is directed by Lori Williamson Dean.  The program is one of fewer than 40 such accredited programs in the U.S.


Health Professions student in the spotlight Wesley Baltimore, master’s degree student in speech-language pathology, was recently featured in a short video promoting the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.  Click here to view the video.  Wesley graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Nannette Nicholson, interim chair of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, states “We salute Wesley for his accomplishments and are proud that we have played a role in his professional education as a Speech-Language Pathologist.”


Dietetics graduate named to Razorback “team” – She isn’t actually on the gridiron with the Razorbacks, but Katie Raines, 2011 graduate of the College of Health Professions’ Dietetics Internship program, plays a big role in keeping the athletes in good shape.  Katie, originally from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, works in the U of A athletics department to develop the Razorback nutrition program.  She is also close to finishing her doctorate in sports management. To get the whole story of Katie’s accomplishments, click here.

The Dietetics Internship program is housed in the College of Health Professions’ Department of Dietetics and Nutrition.  Reza Hakkak is the department chair, and Tina Crook is the director of the dietetics internship program.

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