The RFA Program is the formal solicitation and review process the Center uses to announce and award Pilot Study funding opportunities.

Investigators who are interested in applying for Pilot Study funding are encouraged to contact the Center PI/Director, Dr. Judy Weber at WeberJudithL@uams.edu or 501-364-3382 to determine if your idea fits with the Center theme.

All other inquiries about the program can be made to the Program Administrator, Jami Jones at JLJones@uams.edu or 501-364-5113.


Administrative and Scientific Support Core

Purpose


The Administrative and Scientific Support Core is designed to provide the basic operational underpinning to support the research efforts of the Center. The goals are to establish and operate the center; provide guided mentoring support for junior investigators; recruit new junior faculty; core develop and enhance the support cores to strengthen Center infrastructure and Center sustainability; and support the development of multidisciplinary grant applications that address the theme of childhood obesity.

Services

  • Establish and manage the center
    • Annual request for applications
    • Proposal development support
    • Tools for annual reporting requirements
    • Internal and external reviews
    • Monthly training and external speakers

  • Guided mentoring support
  • Faculty recruitment
  • Core development and enhancement to strengthen Center infrastructure
  • Center sustainability through development of multi-disciplinary grant applications

Contact

Jami Jones, Research Director
JLJones@uams.edu
501-364-5113

 


Biostatistics and Informatics Core

Purpose

The mission of the Biostatistics and Informatics Core is to provide statistical, database and electronic-data capture support for proposed and future research projects supported by the Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention while enhancing and strengthening its own research capabilities.

Services

  • CCOP grant development for primary and pilot studies
  • Database support
  • Data retrieval (e.g. MEDITECH, PHIS)
  • Statistical data analysis
  • Manuscript preparation
  • Extramural grant development

Contact

Jami Jones, CCOP Research Director
JLJones@uams.edu
501-364-5113

 

Metabolism Core

Purpose

The mission of the Metabolism Core is to provide support in design and implementation of metabolic studies, biological sample analyses, and data analyses for proposed and future research projects supported by the Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention, while enhancing and strengthening its own research capabilities.

Services

  • Advice on design and performance of metabolic studies, incl. stable isotope methodology
  • Support on biological sample analyses
  • Advice on metabolic data analyses
  • Manuscript preparation
  • Support on presentations and grant development

Contact

Elisabet Borsheim, Director
EBorsheim@uams.edu
501-364-3053

Register for Core Services

If you need additional assistance with registration, please contact Jami Jones at 501-364-5113.