The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) and UAMS Center for Implementation Research (CIR) have selected five clinical faculty as the 2022 Implementation Science Scholars.
Using the principles of implementation science, faculty at CIR will guide the scholars through 10 didactic sessions per year and provide oversight and mentoring for their experiential implementation science projects. The two-year program will provide 20% salary support (up to salary cap).
Based at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, the scholars and their project titles are:
Amit Agarwal, M.B.B.S., M.D. Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Medical Director Chronic Ventilator Program, Division of Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Arkansas Children’s Hospital/UAMS College of Medicine
Implementation of Standardized Tracheostomy Care Method by Multidisciplinary Team Model (MDT) and Incorporating High-Fidelity Simulation to Train Caregivers of Children Requiring Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation
Shipra Bansal, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Implementing Standardized Bone Health Care Guidelines in Children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Holly D. Maples, Pharm.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, UAMS College of Pharmacy; Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Reducing the Variations in Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric UTI’s in Arkansas
Spyridoula Maraka, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor, Program Director of Endocrinology Fellowship, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, UAMS College of Medicine; Staff Endocrinologist, Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System
Implementation of Combined Strategies to Minimize Levothyroxine Overuse
Deepa Raghavan, M.D., FCCP, Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, UAMS College of Medicine; Medical Director, VA Medical ICU; Staff Pulmonologist, CAVHS
Bridging Gaps in COPD Care