The School of Health Professions announces the appointment of Dr. Kirk Barron as Chair and Program Director for Physician Assistant Studies. Dr. Barron received his doctoral degree in pharmacology in 1980. He spent the early part of his career as a successful researcher studying cardiovascular physiology. In 2001, he returned to school and received his master?s degree in physician assistant studies, and worked clinically in cardiology, gastroenterology and ENT. Dr. Barron joined the HSC in 2008 as faculty in the PA program. He is a distinguished educator with many teaching awards. Please join us in congratulating Kirk on his appointment as Chair.