UAMS’ Shelledy Honored by American Association of Respiratory Care

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LITTLE ROCK – David C. Shelledy, Ph.D., professor and associate dean in the College of Health Related Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was named a fellow of the American Association of Respiratory Care during the 51st International Respiratory Congress held in December in San Antonio, Texas.


Shelledy also received the Dr. Allen DeVilbiss Literary Award from the organization for the best scientific paper in its category for the year published in the Respiratory Care journal as selected by the journal’s editorial board. The paper he co-authored, “Delivered Oxygen Concentrations Using Low-Flow and High-Flow Nasal Cannulas,” appeared in the May 2005 issue of Respiratory Care.


Shelledy is a past president of the AARC, which represents more than 35,000 respiratory therapists worldwide. In 2004, Shelledy was named a lifetime member of the association for his service to the profession. Shelledy joined UAMS in 2004, coming from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he founded the department of respiratory care and served as chairman for more than 10 years.  


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,320 students and 690 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with almost 9,000 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.3 billion a year.