November 7, 2019

TRI Names Five Implementation Science Scholars

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) and the Center for Implementation Research (CIR) have selected five UAMS/ACH clinical faculty as UAMS’ first class of Implementation Science Scholars.

Using the principles of implementation science, CIR faculty will guide the scholars through 10 didactic sessions per year and provide oversight and mentoring for their experiential implementation science projects. The two-year program will provide 20% salary support (up to salary cap).

Below are the scholars and their project titles:

 

Kapil Arya, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Neurology
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine
Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS

“Implementation of Newborn Screening (NBS) for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Operationalizing Appropriate Patient Management”

Kapil Arya, M.D.

Johnathan Goree, M.D.
Assistant Professor and Director, Division of Chronic Pain, Department of Anesthesiology
College of Medicine, UAMS
“Implementation of Safe Post-operative Opioid Prescribing at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences”

Goree

Emily Kocurek, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine
College of Medicine, UAMS
“ICU Liberation Bundle"

Kocurek

Debopam Samanta, M.D.
Associate Professor and Interim Section/Service Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine
Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS
“Quality/Implementation Gap in Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation”

Samanta

 

Megha Sharma, M.D., FAAP
Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine
Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS

“Minimizing Iatrogenic Blood Loss and Reducing Cost of Lab Testing in Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) Nneonates by Raising Staff Awareness and Optimal Use of EMR”

Sharma