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Administrative Core

Core Leader: Alan Tackett, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Pathology

Program Coordinator: Sonet Smitherman, MS

Purpose

The overall theme of the CTPR is to study how pediatric diseases develop from systems biology and mechanistic standpoints with the ultimate goal of identifying points in the intersection of disease and development which, in turn, will produce targets for intervention and the development of new treatments. The Admin Core will support the center by providing oversight of the administrative/fiscal duties, Faculty Mentoring Plan, Pilot Project Program, and center evaluation.

External Advisory Committee

The External Advisory Committee (EAC) is made up of five nationally recognized individuals in areas of research of the CTPR, including pediatric research and systems biology. This group oversees the activities of the CTPR to ensure its vitality and longevity.

Members: 

  • Joe Opferman, PhD, Associate Member, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Shawn Polson, PhD, Associate Professor of Computer & Info Sciences and Biological Sciences, Delaware Biotechnology Institute
  • Sean Taverna, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
  • Linda Thompson, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Mike Washburn, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center

Internal Advisory Committee

The Internal Advisory Committee (IAC) consists of five well-experienced institution leaders and serves as the bridging mechanism between the CTPR and the institution.

Members:

  • Larry Cornett, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research and PI of the Arkansas INBRE grant
  • Martin Hauer-Jensen, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pathology, and Surgery and PI of the Center for Host Response to Cancer Therapy
  • Charlotte Hobbs, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Executive Associate Dean for Research for the College of Medicine
  • Richard Jacobs, PhD, Chair and Professor of Pediatrics, former President of ACRI
  • Laura James, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, PI of the UAMS Clinical and Translational Sciences Award

Pilot Project Program

The Pilot Project Program will award two investigators per year approximately $75,000/year in direct costs to support research that fits within the thematic mission of the CTPR. Applications will follow NIH R21 guidelines and formatting requirements. See the Official RFA for more information and how to apply. 

This year’s deadline is August 15, 2017 by 11:59pm

Applicants should contact Dr. Alan Tackett (AJTackett@uams.edu) prior to submission to ensure the proposed research fits with the mission of the CTPR. 

Member Directory

Member

Home Department

Affiliation with CTPR

Adams, Sean

Developmental Nutrition

Mentor

Arthur, John

Nephrology

Mentor

Avaritt, Nathan

Biochemistry

Director, Developmental Proteomics Core

Baldini, Giulia

Biochemistry

Mentor

Boehme, Karl

Microbiology and Immunology

Mentor

Burdine, Marie

Surgery

Junior Investigator

Burdine, Lyle

Surgery

Junior Investigator

Byrum, Stephanie

Biochemistry

Co-Director, Systems Biology Bioinformatics Core

Chintapalli, Sree Vamsee

Developmental Nutrition

Bioinformatician

Cornett, Lawrence

Physiology and Biophysics

Internal Advisory Committee

Edmondson, Ricky

Medicine, MIRT

Director Proteomics Core

Emanuel, Peter

Medicine, Hem-Onc/Director- Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Mentor

Eoff, Robert

Biochemistry

Mentor

Farrar, Jason

Pediatrics

Project Leader

Forrest, James Craig

Microbiology and Immunology

Mentor

Garcia-Rill, Edgar

Anatomy/Psychiatry, COBRE Center for Translational Neuroscience Director

Mentor

Glazko, Galina

Biomedical Informatics

Co-Director, Systems Biology Bioinformatics Core

Hauer-Jensen, Martin

Pharmaceutical Sciences, COBRE Center for Studies of Host Response to Cancer Therapy

Internal Advisory Committee

Hobbs, Charlotte

Pediatrics

Internal Advisory Committee/Mentor

Jacobs, Richard

Pediatrics

Internal Advisory Committee

James, Laura

Pediatrics, Translational Research Institute Director

Internal Advisory Committee

Kearns, Greg

Pediatrics

Senior Mentoring Committee

Kendrick, Samantha

Biochemistry

Recruitment Funds Recipient

Kennedy, Josh

Pediatrics

Junior Investigator

Ketkar, Amit

Biochemistry

Pipeline Investigator

Lan, Renny

Biochemistry

Proteomics Core Staff

Mackintosh, Sam

Biochemistry

Director Proteomics Core

MacLeod, Stewart

Pediatrics

Director Genomics Core

Maddukuri, Leena

Biochemistry

Pipeline Investigator

Marquis, Bryce

Geriatrics

Pipeline Investigator

Ou, Xiawei

Pediatrics

Project Leader

Parajuli, Narmala

Pharmacology & Toxicology

Junior Investigator

Piccolo, Brian

Developmental Nutrition

Bioinformatician

Pivik, Rudolph Terry

Developmental Nutrition

Project Co-Investigator

Rahmatallah, Yasir

Biomedical Informatics

Bioinformatician

Randolph, Chris

Pediatrics

Genomics Core Staff

Raney, Kevin

Biochemistry

Pilot Project Director

Samanta, Debopam

Pediatrics

Project Co-Investigator

Smelzer, Mark

Microbiology and Immunology

Consultant

Stumhofer, Jason

Microbiology and Immunology

Mentor

Tackett, Alan

Biochemistry

Director

Thurman, Tracy

Pediatrics

Project Staff

Ussery, David

Biomedical Informatics

Mentor

Waldrip, Zach

Surgery

Post-doctoral Fellow

Ware, Jerry

Physiology and Biophysics

Mentor

Washam, Charity

Biochemistry

Bioinformatics Support

Weed, Sonet

Biochemistry

Program Coordinator

Yeruva, Laxmi

Developmental Nutrition

Project Leader

Zybailov, Boris

Biochemistry

Project Leader