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CTN Supported projects

Projects

Project 1: Nrf2/ARE Signaling Pathway and its Implication for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Leader: Mahmoud Kiaei, PhD (Neurobiology); Mentor: C. Kane, PhD (Neurobiology)

Project 2: Double-blind trial of modafinil treatment for PTSD

Leader: T. Kimbrell, MD (VA Psychiatry); Mentor: J. Pyne, MD (VA Psychiatry)

Project 3: Preventing long term consequences of neonatal pain

Leader: Whit Hall, MD (Pediatrics); Co-I Charlotte Yates, PT, PhD (UCA Phys. Ther.)

Project 4: Novel treatment for schizophrenia

Leader: Erick Messias, MD (Psychiatry); Mentor: M. Mennemeier, PhD (Neurobiology)

Project 5: Biomarkers for the prediction of brain injury in neonatal congenital heart disease

Leader: S. Mulkey, MD (Pediatrics); Mentor: E. Garcia-Rill, PhD (Neurobiology)

 

Core Projects

Project 1: Pediatric Physician Learning and Collaborative Education (Peds PLACE)

Leader: Whit Hall, MD (Pediatrics)

Project 2: Emergency Department Physician Learning and Collaborative Education (EDs PLACE)

Leader: Tal Holmes, PhD (Emergency Medicine)

Project 3: Effects of cocaine and methamphetamine binge

Leader: W. Fantegrossi, PhD (Pharmacology); Consultant: V. Bisagno, PhD (Univ. Buenos Aires)

 

Pilot Projects

Project 1: Simulations for pediatric ATV accidents

Leader: M. Aitken, MD (Pediatrics)

 

Summer students

Name                          School                                      Advisor

Sonia Pascale            Episcopal HS                          W. Fantegrossi, PhD (Pharmacology)

Jacob Roswell            Episcopal HS                          S. Mulkey, MD (Pediatrics)

Clayton Davis              Univ. North Carolina               J. Greenfield, MD, PhD (Neurology)

Anna Wilbourn            Episcopal HS                           E. Garcia-Rill, PhD (Neurobiology)

Stasia D'Onofrio         UAMS Grad. St.                       E. Garcia-Rill, PhD (Neurobiology)

Courtney Cragle          Ark. Tech. Univ. (INBRE)        E. Garcia-Rill, PhD (Neurobiology)

Aaron Bull                    UAMS Med. St.                        M. Kiaei, PhD (Neurobiology)

Brennon Luster           UAMS Grad. St.                       E. Garcia-Rill, PhD (neurobiology)

BinLin Xiong                UAMS Grad. St.                      A. Hayar, PhD (Neurobiology)

Angela Odle                UAMS Grad. St.                       G. Childs, PhD (Neurobiology)