The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI ) recently announced its 2021 Team Science Voucher Program recipients for 2021. The voucher program aims to increase the quantity, quality and effectiveness of cross-disciplinary research at UAMS. Awards of up to $20,000 went to five UAMS teams.
The vouchers will help the teams generate key data and increase their projects’ translational potential. TRI will also provide resources and mentoring as needed to facilitate the teams’ implementation of team science.
The principal investigators, team members and project titles are:
Akilah Jefferson, M.D., Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics; “Association of Quality Metrics and Adverse Outcomes for Children with Asthma”
Erika Petersen, M.D., Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery; “Gamified Quantification of Normal and Pathological Movement Using 2D and Virtual Reality Interfaces and Haptic Sensing for Therapeutic Efficacy and Disease Progression in Movement Disorders”
Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery; “Immunotherapy for Melanoma Brain Metastases”
Team member: Alan Tackett, Ph.D.
Rachel Slotcavage, M.D., Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Surgery; “Evaluation of Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Primary Hyperparathyroidism”
Team member: Neil M. Masangkay, M.D.
Christopher Walter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Health Professions; “Physical Therapy Team Science to Address Movement Deficits in the Marshallese Community” Team members: Don Willis, Ph.D., and Holly Felix, Ph.D.