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January 17, 2018

Meet GibAnn Berryhill, M.A., Senior Research Administrator, OSPAN

Gib Berryhill

How long have you worked at UAMS? Since 2005. Previously, I was teaching college freshman/sophomore writing and co-directing a National Writing Project site at UALR. How long have you been in your current position? I came to OSPAN as a research administrator in July 2016. Before that I was in the Department of Internal Medicine…


August 30, 2017

Meet Michael Bailey, Translational Research Institute (TRI) Research Program Manager

Michael Bailey

How long have you worked at UAMS? I have worked at UAMS in the Translational Research Institute’s Clinical Trials Innovation Unit for 3 years. I also attended the UAMS College of Pharmacy, graduating in 1983. How long have you been in your current position? What is your favorite part of the job? I have been…


July 19, 2017

Meet Jennifer Hixon, CCRP, Regulatory Affairs Manager

Jennifer Hixon

How long have you worked at UAMS? I have been with UAMS for 12 years. What is your favorite part of the job? I really enjoy working with investigators, research staff, and different departments across campus and at other sites. Obtaining FDA approval for investigator-initiated drug and/or device studies is always interesting because of the…


June 5, 2017

Meet Andrea Ham, B.S., ORSP Senior Grants Administrator

Andrea Ham

How long have you worked at UAMS? I have worked at UAMS for 10 years. How long have you been in your current position? Three years What is your favorite part of the job? Working in the ORSP has given me the opportunity to build wonderful relationships with my team, PIs, and the entire research…


March 31, 2017

Meet Ty Stephens, CPA, MBA, Director of Cost Accounting

Ty Stephens

How long have you worked at UAMS? I have been working at UAMS for nearly 14 years. Prior to that, I was at Arkansas Children’s Hospital for two years and the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture for 9 years. Are there any challenges? One of the main job challenges is having to answer a…


February 23, 2017

Meet Carrie Chiaro, M.P.H., CCRP, Research Compliance Audit Manager

Carrie Chiaro

Are you originally from Arkansas? No. I grew up in Memphis, TN, but attended Hendrix College with a degree in Sociology and later received a master degree in Public Health at UAMS. How long have you worked at UAMS? Ten years with 4 years at ACH in the middle of that time. How long have…


November 29, 2016

Meet Bridgette Engi, B.S., LATG, Animal Husbandry Supervisor/Veterinary Assistant

Bridgette Engi

How long have you worked at UAMS? Since July of 2009.  I worked in a veterinary clinic in private practice prior to joining UAMS and DLAM. Summarize your current job responsibilities. Initially, I started in DLAM as a husbandry technician because that was the only job open at the time. Later, I was promoted to…


September 2, 2016

Meet Edith Paal, Institutional Research Board (IRB) Research Program Manager

Edith Paal

How long have you worked at UAMS? 13 ½ years How long have you worked in your current position? 4½ years.  I spent the previous 9 years in the Office of Research Compliance Summarize your current job responsibilities. In short, I help prepare all new human subject research submissions for IRB review. I also present…


June 21, 2016

Meet Susan Steelman and Sheila Thomas

Head of UAMS Library Education and Reference Services – Susan Steelman Library Research and Clinical Search Services Coordinator – Sheila Thomas How long have you worked at UAMS? Susan – 20 years; Sheila – 6 years   You asked to be interviewed together. How does the overlap between your jobs work? Since 2011, we have…


February 5, 2016

Meet Kerrey Roberto, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Administrator

Kerrey Roberto

How long have you worked at UAMS? 21 years How long have you worked in your current position? Two years What is your favorite part of the job? Interacting with the research community and learning about the interesting projects going on in UAMS & ACHRI laboratories. Are there any challenges? Of course.  The main challenge is…



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