Every day at Arkansas Children’s, clinical leaders and healthcare professionals make critical decisions concerning the treatment of infants, children and adolescents. These decisions originate from knowledge — organized information that is born from research discoveries, evidence-based practices and innovation. Unfortunately, there are many diseases for which there are no cures, treatments that are less than optimal for numerous health conditions, and prevention strategies for diseases and illnesses that simply don’t work 100 percent of the time. Integrating research and innovation across the organization is essential in discovering a healthier tomorrow. Additionally, an active research and innovation program will attract top physicians, scientists and technology staff members. National recognition as a creative force in pediatric healthcare will develop as new diagnostics, devices and therapeutics are evident in research and other work conducted across the Arkansas Children’s enterprise.
To improve the health and well-being of children in Arkansas and beyond, Arkansas Children’s collaborates with the state’s leading innovation, entrepreneurship, and accelerator leaders to transform our culture of curiosity and creativity and advance the knowledge that will guide the way we prevent and treat injury and illness tomorrow.
The focus of the Collaborative Research Initiative is to connect pediatric researchers across the country with clinicians and researchers at ACI to conduct collaborative R&D on medical devices, diagnostic platforms, digital health and therapeutics.
The Arkansas Children's Innovation Center Committee meets monthly to offer advice and recommendations regarding the innovation program strategies with a view of integrating innovation across the enterprise. The committee reviews Arkansas Children’s intellectual property, assesses short and long-term goals, and effectiveness of the program.
Dr. Tara Johnson
Assistant Professor, UAMS Division of Pediatric Neurology
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Arkansas Children's
Dr. Pele Yu
Chief Medical Information Officer, Arkansas Children's Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics, Biomedical Informatics, and Public Health, UAMS
Assistant General Counsel, Arkansas Children's
Chief Legal Officer, Arkansas Children's
Dr. Jeff Moran
Chief Executive Officer, PinPoint Testing, LLC
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Abdallah Dalabih, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Information OfficeAssociate Professor, Critical Care Medicine, UAMS Department of Pediatrics
Process Improvement Manager
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