UAMS announced that its affiliate research institutions saw research funding grow by 14.5% in the fiscal year ending June 30, with $203.1 million in grants.
It's the third consecutive year that UAMS has reported double-digit percentage increases in research funding from outside the institution. In fiscal 2021, UAMS and its affiliated researchers received $177.4 million in grants, a 12.2% increase over fiscal year 2020.
Over the past five years, UAMS grant funding has grown from $89.8 million to $157.9 million.
“We have a five-year trend of steady progress toward meeting our short-term and long-term goals,” Shuk-Mei Ho, UAMS vice chancellor for research and innovation, said in a news release. “All of the colleges and all of the units are putting their best foot forward. Most importantly, this impressive growth of our faculty research would not have been possible without the support of a group of highly dedicated research administrative professionals in the Division of Research & Innovation.”
Pearl McElfish, who directs the Office of Community Health & Research at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus, led all researchers with 11 grants totaling $18.3 million for fiscal year 2022.
Other top grant recipients include:
- Dr. Eduardo Ochoa Jr., associate professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics; two grants totaling $9,798,794
- Jeannette Lee, professor, UAMS Department of Biostatistics; Dr. Jessica Snowden, professor and chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease; vice dean for Research, College of Medicine; four grants totaling $8,930,257
- Dr. Richard Turnage, vice chancellor for Regional Programs, interim chair, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, executive associate dean, College of Medicine; one grant totaling $5,907,027
- Christopher Charlton, director, broadband, Institute for Digital Health & Innovation; two grants totaling $4,648,184
- Dr. Laura James, professor, director, Translational Research Institute and UAMS associate vice chancellor for Clinical and Translational Research; one grant totaling $4,378,981
- Lawrence Cornett, distinguished professor, College of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology; one grant totaling $4,036,991
- Carol Cornell, professor, chair, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, and Pebbles Fagan, professor, both at Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health; one grant totaling $3,864,520
- Fred Prior, distinguished professor and chair, College of Medicine Department of Biomedical Informatics; 11 grants totaling $3,847,223
- Dr. Michael Mancino, M.D., professor, College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry; three grants totaling $3,650,000