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and Core Facilities

                Larry Cornett, Ph.D.
                Executive Associate Dean for Research /
                Vice Chancellor for Research

                                      August 22, 2012
           Organizational Structure—
           UAMS Research


                             Vice Chancellor                Vice Chancellor
   COM Dean                     Research                      Compliance

                           Research        Research            Research
   Associate Dean
                         Support Center     Integrity         Compliance
                             ORSP         Bioventures        Research COI

   Associate Dean             IRB                               HIPAA
Translational Research
  Special Programs
  UAMS Committees That
  Govern Research
University Research Committee
   --2 members from each college
   --manages Student Research Day
   --Medical Research Endowment Awards
   --meets monthly

Committee for Clinical Research
   --broad representation across campus (faculty
     and staff
   --oversight of support services for clinical/translational
   --Chair is Brooks Gentry, M.D.
        Office of the Vice
        Chancellor for Research
n   Office of Research and Sponsored Programs—
      Suzanne Alstadt, Director
n   Institutional Review Board—
      Jennifer Sharp, J.D., Director
n   UAMS BioVentures—
       Michael Douglas, Ph.D., Director
n   Research Support Center—
       Tom Wells, MD, MBA, Director

    Caroline Miller-Robinson—Business Manager
          College of Medicine (COM)
          Research Office

n   Supports COM clinical and basic science research
n   Provides leadership in expanding the College’s research
    and creative activities
n   Aligns College’s research agenda with federal agencies
    and foundations
n   Fosters interdisciplinary research programs and
n   Works with Development Office to further COM research
n   College of Medicine units include: RESNET Services,
    Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, Research
    Council, and MD/PhD Program
       COM Research Office Personnel

Larry Cornett, Ph.D. – Executive Associate Dean for
  Research, College of Medicine and UAMS Vice
  Chancellor for Research
n; 501-686-5347
n Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
n Director/Principal Investigator - Arkansas INBRE
  (5/1/10-4/31/15) supported by NIH grant P20
n Co-Director, UAMS Center for Clinical and Translational
    COM Research Office Personnel

Aubrey Hough, M.D. - Associate Dean for Translational
  Research and Special Programs, College of Medicine
n; 501-686-5369
n Professor, Department of Pathology
n Organized multi-disciplinary group to submit P42
  application ($14.8 million, 5 years) to NIEHS and
  Research Translation Core
n Worked with interdisciplinary, off-campus consortium
  on letter of interest to DHS, HHS, and USDA
n Redrafted UAMS Emergency Preparedness plans
  including 96 hour JCAHO operations plan
     COM Research Office Personnel

Linda Williams, M.S. - Research Liaison
  College of Medicine/Vice Chancellor for Research
n; 501-686-7418
n Works with clinical and basic science faculty on research
  requirements, collaborations, translational interests,
  funding (FCC, CTSA, ADVANCE) and Development
  office opportunities, and UAMS/COM research website
n Maintains statewide Research Communities
  funding/collaboration website (with funding,
  conference/seminar information, research facilities, and
  centers and institute updates);
      COM Research Office Personnel

Sharon Glover - Program Manager for Special Programs
n; 501-526-6126
n Assists Dr. Hough in proposal preparation, COM
  Dean’s Distinguished Lecture series, UAMS Emergency
  Management Committee management, and manages
  Translational Research and Special Programs budget
Linda Laney-Rogers – Project Program Specialist
n; 501-686-5347
n Administrative support for the IACUC and IACUC Chair
  (Dr. Bill Gurley), COM Research Council and Chair (Dr.
  Robert McGehee)
         Research Council

Research advisory body for the COM—20
n   Reviews and provides support for pilot study and bridging
    grant proposals
n   Reviews Core Laboratory assessments annually
n   Supports medical student research—Honors Program and
    Student Research Week
n   Reviews proposed UAMS policies that may potentially
    impact research
              Core Facilities

n   Skeletal Histology and Phenotyping Facility
n   Bioluminescent and Fluorescent Imaging Facility
    (Xenogen IVIS Imaging System)
n   Flow Cytometry Facility
n   DNA Sequencing Facility
n   Proteomics Facility
n   Digital and Confocal Microscopy Laboratory
n   Experimental Pathology
n   Radiological Imaging Facility (MicroPET)
n   Transgenic Mouse Facility
n   Pharmacogenomics Analysis Laboratory
           Division of Laboratory and Animal Medicine
           (DLAM) and the Institutional Animal Care and
           Use Committee (IACUC)

n   DLAM under the direction of Mildred Randolph, DVM
n   Provides animal research management, husbandry and care for
    various animal species (~6100 animals)--mice constitute 81% of
    the animals
n   Animal facilities locate in the Barton Building, Biomed 1 and 2, and
    the Cancer Institute include various size animal holding rooms,
    cubicle rooms, procedure rooms and quarantine room

n   Animal use protocols submitted to Linda Laney-Rogers – by the 1st
    Friday of each month
n   IACUC (Bill Gurley, Ph.D., Chairman) meets –3rd Friday of each
    month to review protocols
             COM Research Website

n   COM Research Home Page -

n   Links:
        ü Research News
        ü Seminar and Events Calendar
        ü COM Core Facilities
        ü Funding Opportunities
        ü Centers and Institutes
        ü Research Council
        ü Research Toolbox
     Research Information
     Support Network (ReSIN)

--Open forum that provides important information
  about research support, new regulations, etc.

--Walton Auditorium (Rockefeller Cancer Institute)
  1st Tuesday of each month
  12:00-1:00 pm

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