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New College of Health Professions Faculty for 2017-2018

Ten new faculty members have joined the College of Health Professions for the 2017-2018 school year.

Alicia Baird, B.S., COMT, CO is the new department chair for the Department of Ophthalmic Technologies. Previously, Baird worked as a certified orthoptist and certified ophthalmic medical technologist at University Hospitals and Rainbow Babies Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.


Katie Bishop, B.S., CST previously a certified surgical technologist at Baptist Health North Little Rock, joins UAMS as an instructor in the Department of Respiratory and Surgical Technology.


Bradley Davis, Au.D., CCC-A is a new assistant professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. Most recently, Davis worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.


Ashley Fairchild-McCrary, M.P.A.S., PA-C joins UAMS as an assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. Previously, she worked as a physician assistant at Conway Baptist Emergency Medical Center.


Jason Key, M.Ed., MLS (ASCP)CM  is now an assistant professor in the Department of Laboratory Sciences. Key previously worked as medical technologist at the John L. McClellan VA Hospital and as an adjunct instructor in the department.


Stephen Kintz, Ph.D. joins UAMS as an assistant professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. Kintz earned his doctorate in 2017 from East Carolina University.


Cherika Robertson, M.Ed., MLS (ASCP)CM joins the college as an assistant professor in the Department of Laboratory Sciences. Robertson recently served as an adjunct instructor in the department.


Laurel Sexton, D.P.T., PT, WCS is a new assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. While working as a physical therapist in Northwest Arkansas, she served as an adjunct instructor in the department.


Heather Trudeau, M.P.A.S., PA-C  joins UAMS as an assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. She previously worked in Michigan as a physician assistant and as a clinical instructor for osteopathic patient care courses at Michigan State University of Osteopathic Medicine.


Christopher Walter, Ph.D., PT joins UAMS as an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. He earned his doctorate in 2017 from the University of Utah.

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