UAMS Principal Investigator: Tuhin Virmani, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Neurology; Director, Movement Disorders Program
Summary: This project aims to 1) Develop digital data collection methods for evaluation of cognitive and motor function in remote Parkinson’s disease patients using telehealth, and 2) Develop biomedical informatics tools for collation, storage and exploration of clinical and research data.
Significance: This project could improve the quality of clinical care in rural Arkansas and help remote Parkinson’s patients feel empowered as participants in research of their disease. New biomedical informatics tools in UAMS ARIES platform will allow secure, privacy-protected integration of disparate datasets for researchers to study phenotypic variation in neurodegenerative disorders.
TRI/Rural Research Network Services: Implementation and facilitation of clinical research within UAMS Regional Programs
Sponsor: TRI, NIH/NCATS
The UAMS Rural Research Network is supported by TRI, Regional Programs, Office of Community Health and Research, and the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.