August 26, 2019

TRI Names Five Pilot Awardees

Five UAMS faculty have received pilot awards in research targeting the health challenges of rural and underrepresented populations.

The one-year awards of up to $50,000 each were made possible through the UAMS Office of Vice Chancellor for Research and are being administered by the TRI.

Below are the awardees and their research project titles:

Sara Landes, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychiatry/Health Services Research, “Evaluating Rural Community Pharmacists’ Perceptions of Integrating Mental Health Services to Reach Underserved Populations”

Pearl McElfish Ph.D., MBA, Assistant Professor, Office of Community Health and Research, “DSMES+SHES to reduce health disparities among rural, minority participants.”

Robert Pesek, M.D., Associate Professor ,Pediatrics, Allergy/Immunology; “Comparison between Telemedicine and In-Home Asthma Assessments for Identification and Reduction of Asthma Triggers”

Theresa Prewitt , Dr.P.H.,  Associate Professor, COPH, Health Policy and Management, “Examining National Diabetes Prevention Program Implementation in a Rural Federally Qualified Health Center Network”

Leanne Whiteside-Mansell, Ed.D., Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine / Research and Evaluation Division, “Adverse Childhood Experiences of Rural and Underserved Arkansans: Identification of Risk and Links to Outcomes”