CHP Welcomes New Faculty

The College of Health Professions welcomed eight new faculty members in 2016.


Amyn M. Amlani, Ph.D., joined UAMS in July as a professor and the new chair of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. He came to UAMS from the University of North Texas in Denton.


Jamie L. Gladson, B.S., came to UAMS in May as an instructor in the Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences program. She graduated from UAMS in 1998 and is working on her master’s degree in the radiological sciences program at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.


Ashley Jones McMillan, D.D.S., an assistant professor in the UAMS Center for Dental Education, also joined UAMS in July. She graduated in June from the UAMS General Practice Residency in dentistry.


Manjeswar Sahana Kamath, M.P.T., an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, joined UAMS in August. She recently defended her Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Florida in Gainesville.


Layla Simmons, B.S., joined UAMS as an instructor and clinical education coordinator in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program in September. Simmons graduated from UAMS in 2015 and is certified in echcardiology and obstetrical and gynecological imaging.


Jennifer Stane, B.S., signed on with the Department of Dental Hygiene as an instructor in August. A graduate of UAMS’ Dental Hygiene program, she has worked at the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation Oral Health Clinic since 2013.


Amber Teigen, M.M.Sc., joined UAMS in March as an assistant professor with the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. A former professional volleyball player in Austria, Teigen joins UAMS from St. Louis, where she was a physician assistant at Washington University School of Medicine.


Chelsey Trout, M.S., an assistant professor with the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, started at UAMS in September. She came from OrthoArkansas in Little Rock, where she was working in physical medicine and rehabilitation interventional spine.

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