Theresa Faye Bard, Executive Assistant, Department of Epidemiology. Ms. Bard previously worked at UAMS from 1976 to 1992. During that time, she worked as an Administrative Assistant in the College of Medicine for three departmental chairs and for Dean Tom Bruce and then as the Educational Coordinator for the AHEC program. She left in 1992 to manage her husband’s medical practice. Major heart surgery forced his retirement. After several years helping him regain his health, she decided to return to work. “Since I always felt UAMS to be home, my choice was easy. The College of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology was looking, I applied and have been here almost a year. Just recently I went into the EA position. Yes, basically I am the EA to Dr. Lori Fischbach, but I am really here to serve all the students and faculty in Epi. I really enjoy the department.”
Michaela Beard, Administrative Analyst, COPH Dean’s Suite. Ms. Beard has worked for UAMS 9½ years. She started out at Arkansas CARES as a Caregiver III, then worked at the UAMS Medical Center Hospital’s Mother and Baby Unit as a Nurse Assistant/Patient Service Assistant and as a Program Eligibility Specialist for the KIDS FIRST Following Baby Back Home program.
Talana Nelson, Administrative Analyst, Master of Health Administration (MHA) program. Ms. Nelson started working at UAMS as a UTemp employee for the MHA program in the Department of Health Policy and Management in September 2015. She became a permanent employee in February.