July 27, 2019

Five Early Career Researchers Receive KL2 Scholar Awards

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) announced today that five early career UAMS researchers will receive KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Program Scholar Awards.

The program provides two years of didactic and mentored research training. Scholars receive 75% salary support and up to $25,000 per year for research, tuition, travel expenses and education materials.

The KL2 Scholars were chosen from 11 applicants. Below are the new scholars, their college, department and title of their KL2 project:

  • Tara Johnson, M.D.; College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Neurology; Implementation and Quantification of the General Movement Assessment for Early Detection of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in Infants
  • Stephanie Kennon-McGill, Ph.D.; College of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health; Fetal Exposure to Cannabinoids: Exposure, Methylation and Neurodevelopmental Effects
  • Pearman Parker, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN; College of Nursing, Department of Nursing Science;  An exploration of the mental health needs of young women with breast cancer and implications for developing patient educational materials
  • Isabel Racine-Miousse, Ph.D.; College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry; Decreasing Methionine Intake to Improve Survival in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma
  • Jennifer Vincenzo, Ph.D., M.P.H., P.T.; College of Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy; Development of a Falls Prevention Self-Management Plan to Improve Older Adults Adherence to Prevention Strategies after Community-Based Falls Risk Screenings