UAMS’ Career Development Scholars Program is led by John Arthur, MD, PhD, Associate Director of the Translational Research Institute; Chief of Nephrology, COM, UAMS; and Chief of Nephrology, CAVHS. Dr. Arthur is supported by program Co-Directors, Elisabet Børsheim, PhD and Carolyn Greene, PhD.
Dr Arthur is a physician-scientist, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Nephrology. He has extensive experience in mentoring and mentored career development awards. His research interests are in the areas of acute kidney injury, glomerular diseases and the gut microbiome. His research includes physiology, clinical trials and database analysis.
Dr. Børsheim is Professor of Pediatrics and Geriatrics. She leads the translational research team “Physical Activity, Bioenergetics and Metabolism”, and directs two research cores at the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center and the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute. She has several decades of experience in studies of energy and substrate metabolism and prevention of metabolic disturbances across the lifespan.
Dr. Greene is a nationally recognized expert and innovator in the use of innovative technologies to increase access to high-quality healthcare. In addition to her role as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UAMS, she serves as the National Manager for Mental Health Web Services for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. A licensed clinical psychologist, she has expertise in delivering culturally competent mental healthcare to underserved communities and in the assessment and treatment of PTSD.
Nik serves as a Program Manager where he supports TRI’s Workforce Development Programming Team. This includes assisting in the KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Scholars Awards Program, the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Sciences Program (MS-CTS), the Translational Research Innovations and Partners Program (TRIP), the Path 2 K program, and two Recurring Seminar Series (Research Fundamentals and TRI innOVATIONS). Nik brings 8 years of managerial and customer service
experience to help support our scholars’ success. He holds a Master of Healthcare Administration Degree from the UAMS as well as a Bachelor’s in Biology from Hendrix College.
Crystal serves as TRI’s Assistant Director of Programs, where she provides administrative leadership of the KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Scholar Awards Program, the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Sciences Program (MS-CTS), and the TRI Translational Research Innovations and Partners Program (TRIP). She brings 10+ years’ experience in administrative and fiscal leadership, including quality and process improvement, compliance, fiscal oversight, and grant and project management. She holds a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from UALR and has completed additional graduate certificate studies through UAMS and the University of South Carolina.