February 2, 2021

Four UAMS Researchers Receive Inaugural Provost’s Innovator Awards

By David Robinson

Established by the Office of the Provost and the Division of Research and Innovation, the grants of $25,000 each support groundbreaking, innovative, high-impact projects that are likely to establish new clinical approaches or achieve rapid commercialization.

“These awards support truly innovative research that can make a real difference in people’s lives,” said Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., UAMS provost and chief strategy officer. “These projects also show important integration of our research programs, with three of the four projects building on research supported by the UAMS Translational Research Institute through its Health Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program.”

Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D., vice chancellor for Research and Innovation, said the commercial development of academic center-based discoveries creates jobs and fuels economic success in our region and nation.

Selected from 15 applications, Dr. Robert Griffin, and Dr. Samir Jenkins from Radiation Oncology were selected for this award!  See the other award winners and Dr. Griffin’s and Jenkin’s research HERE.