Faculty Research Grants

Current Faculty Grants Awarded

Cowan, Patricia

  • Skelly Foundation: Scholarships for BSN to DNP Students from Rural or Medically Underserved Areas. $33,000. July 2018-July 2019.
  • Judd Hill Foundation: Scholarships for BSN to DNP Students from Rural or Medically Underserved Areas. $11,000. July 2018-July 2019.
  • Judd Hill Foundation: Support for BSN to DNP STudents from Rural or Medically Underserved Areas. $11,000. July 2018-July 2019.

Hays, Laura

  • DMID: A Phase IV Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Trial to Evaluate Short Course vs. Standard Course Outpatient Therapy of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Children (SCOUT-CAP). Multi-site study. Clinical recruiter, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock. 2017-2019, continued funding.
  • Arkansas Children’s Research Institute / Arkansas Biosciences Institute Dicovery Acceleration Initiative in Pediatric Medicine – Investigator Initiated Research Award: Self-Reported Self-Management of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. $19,702. 2017-2018.

Jones, Sara

  • NIH Exploratory Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21), National Institute of Mental Health: Building Partnerships with First Responders to Improve Delivery and Access of Mental Health Services. Jones, PI; McSweeney, co-I. $275,000. 2018-2019.
  • UAMS Vice-Chancellor for Research End-of-Year Funding: Collaborative Qualitative Methods Analysis: Software and Training. $7,500.
  • UAMS Medical Research Endowment Grant: Duty-related Mental Health Education for First Responders: A Pilot Intervention Study. $14,900.

Lefler, Leanne

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Accelerating Inter-Professional Community-Based Education and Collaboration for Older Persons with Mental Health Disparities. $200,000. Oct 2016-Sept 2018.
  • Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Innovative Care Model for Older Adults with Chronic Heart Failure (I-Coach): A Comparative Effectiveness Clinical Trial for Improving Healthcare Systems. $3,000,000. December 2019-Dec 2022.

McSweeney, Jean

  • National Center for Advancing Translational Science: Clinical and Translational Science Award. McSweeney, Co-I. $3,497,558. Sept 2017-Aug 2018.
  • National Institutes of Health: Barriers and Facilitators of Breast Feeding in a US Marshallese Community. McSweeney, Co-I. $25,000. July 2017-July 2019.
  • NIH/NIDDK: Health Literacy Intervention to Improve Diabetes Outcomes among Rural Primary Care Patients. McSweeney, Co-I. $2,592,873. Mar 2016-Feb 2020.
  • NIH/NCATS UL1: Expanding Translational Research in Arkansas. McSweeney, Section Director. $5,069,877. July 2017-Dec 2019.

Nagel, Corey

  • Unilever Dept. for International Development: Dynamic Sensors on Cook Stoves to Reinforce and Credit Healthy Behavior Change. Nagel, Co-I. Sept. 2017-2019.
  • NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research: Changes in Multimorbidity and Disability among Race/Ethnic Older Adults. Nagel, Co-I. Oct 2017-Nov 2022.

Rojo, Martha

  • FAITH Network Research Advocates. Rojo, Co-I. Oct 2018-2020.

Wright, Patricia

  • NIDA, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Resident Training Award in Substance Abuse Disorders: Improving Awareness and Knowledge in Medical Students Regarding Opioid Use Disorders in Adolescents. Wright, Sub-Investigator. Jan-Dec 2019.
  • NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse: Improving Treatment Strategies for Prescription Opioid Use Disorder: What We Need to Know. Wright, PI; McSweeney, Co-I. $225,250. Jun 2018-Aug 2020.