UAMS’ Erhan Ararat, M.D., and Laura Gressler, Ph.D., have been named TRI Data Scholars for 2022.
Ararat is an assistant professor in the College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics.
Project title: “Evaluation of Metformin for the Symptoms and treatment of Asthma on a Pediatric Population.”
Gressler is an assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy.
Project title: “Leveraging Natural Language Processing Methodologies for the Refinement of Signal Detection Algorithms in Electronic Health Records.”
As part of the one-year program, data scholars receive close mentoring from UAMS faculty in conducting a data-oriented research project. They also receive 20% salary support and reimbursement for tuition and fees up to $5,000 to support coursework in data science or data analytics.