TRI announced today that four UAMS researchers have been awarded pilot grants of up to $50,000 each to help improve health services through the implementation of evidence-based medical practices.
The awards are made to projects with the strongest likelihood of leading to improved health and health care.
Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice to improve the quality and effectiveness of health services.
The awardees are:
Emily Kocurek, M.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine; “Implementation of a UAMS Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) with Expansion to a Statewide Arkansas Pulmonary Embolism Response Tele-Network.”
Debopam Samanta, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine; Chief, Child Neurology (Interim), Arkansas Children’s Hospital and UAMS; “Qualitative Assessment of Stigma Experience and Self-Management of Epilepsy in the African-American Population and Implementation of an Adapted Booster Telehealth Intervention.”
Taren Swindle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Research and Evaluation Division, and Department of Pediatrics, Developmental Nutrition, College of Medicine; Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, UAMS College of Public Health; “Assessing the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Virtual Approach to De-implementation of Inappropriate Feeding Practices in Early Care and Education”
Aravindhan Veerapandiyan, M.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine; “Psychological Health in Children with Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy.”