Chair of the Department of Health Sciences selected

Donna (De De) Gardner, MSHP, RRT, FAARC, FACCP has been appointed as the new Chair of the Department of Health Sciences for the School of Health Professions, effective immediately.

The Department of Health Sciences will join the respiratory care program and medical laboratory sciences program in efforts to continue to provide allied health students intensive hands-on clinical experiences preparing students to contribute to quality patient care.

Ms. Gardner has served as the chair of the Department of Respiratory Care and interim chair of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and currently serves as an associate professor and the Steven Lloyd Barshop Endowed Professor in Respiratory Care.

She has received several honors including being one of the few non-physician inductees as a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FACCP), a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care (FAARC), Board of Trustee of the CHEST Foundation for the ACCP and past chair of the ACCP Allied Health Network Steering Committee.

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