Now that Northern Arizona University has established a presence on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, a member of the university’s leadership team has been assigned to bring more awareness to the programs there.

Christy Farley, vice president for Government Affairs and Business Partnerships, will devote additional focus to enhancing the visibility of NAU’s physical therapy and physician assistant programs in the new Health Sciences Education Building in downtown Phoenix.

“Northern Arizona University has a long history of producing quality health care professionals in nursing, dental hygiene, physical therapy and other critical health programs,” Farley said. “We are excited to expand access to these programs to Phoenix and to add new programs in high workforce demand areas such as physician assistants. These are high-quality programs in a fantastic new facility, and we’re eager to let the world know about them.”

Farley noted that the facility is operated in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Medicine, calling it “a collaborative environment that is reflective of workforce expectations in the healthcare industry,” as well as a wise use of resources.

The first group of students has been admitted and will begin classes on Aug. 20. The grand opening for the new building is scheduled for Oct. 5.