The UAMS Translational Research Institute has named five UAMS researchers who will receive pilot grants of up to $50,000 each for studies that impact rural health.
The one-year awards went to projects led by researchers in the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. They are:
Stanley K. Ellis, Ed.D., M.S., associate professor, College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; director of Education, Institute for Digital Health & Innovation.
Project: School-Based Tele-counseling Feasibility Pilot
Susan Emmett, M.D., MPH, associate professor, College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and director of the Center for Hearing Health Equity
Project: Achieving Hearing Health Equity for Rural Children: Optimization of a Novel Mobile Health Tympanometer for Community-Based Hearing Screening
Megan Smith, Pharm.D., BCACP, assistant professor, College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice
Project: Evaluation of the Integration of Community Health Workers (CHW) into Rural Community Pharmacies
Michael Thomsen, Ph.D., professor, Governor Sidney S. McMath Chair in Obesity Prevention, director of the Center for the Study of Obesity, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
Project: Understanding Rural Disparities in Severe Obesity through the Arkansas Childhood Body Mass Index Panel
Lindsey Wolf, M.D., assistant professor, College of Medicine Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Project: A Pilot Program to Evaluate the Feasibility of Telemedicine Pediatric Surgical Consultations in Referring Emergency Departments