March 4, 2019

TRI Employee Spotlight – David Avery

What is your role at TRI?

Senior Director of Clinical Research Operations.  I work with all components of our clinical trial unit to help coordinate their efforts and make sure we are all working in the same direction.

What do you like best about your job?

Clinical trials involve complex regulatory, administrative, and logistical challenges that require cooperation and coordination across diverse multi-disciplinary teams.  I admire the synergy required to be productive in this challenging landscape, enjoy the constant opportunities for collaboration and problem solving that come with every new project, and find it rewarding to know that I am contributing to work that advances all three components of the UAMS mission.

 Any favorite line from a movie?

“There’s no crying in baseball!” –Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks)

Do you have a favorite quote?

The solution to any problem -work, love, money, whatever -is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.  –John Geirach

What do you like to do in your spare time?

All kinds of outdoor recreation – camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, hunting.