BioVentures

  • 34 invention disclosures (FY18)
  • 36 new patent applications, and 10 U.S. patents granted (FY18)
  • Currently 61% of original BioVentures spinoff companies (total) are in operation today

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee

  • 300 protocols are active from over 100 principal investigators and 24 departments/divisions
  • IACUC reviews an average of 10 new protocols/month or 120/year
  • Approximately 15 annual protocol reviews are conducted monthly or 180/year
  • 25 addendum requests reviewed/month or 300/year
  • IACUC visits the ACHRI/UAMS campuses (i.e., 5 vivariums in 4 buildings; 83 labs in 8 buildings) to discuss research projects, ensure housing/husbandry/procedure areas are maintained, check required documentation is up-to-date, and check for personnel safety compliance

Institutional Review Board

  • 5% increase in the number of new grant submissions since 2017
  • Mean days for PIs to receive full Board approval decreased by 20% since 2016 (CLARA submission through IRB approval, including pre-review of budget, etc.)
  • 17% increase in the number of modifications submitted since 2016

Office of Research Regulatory Affairs

  • Over 30 active studies monthly
    • ClinicalTrials.gov – oversight of 70 records/yr. (as of Oct. 8, 2019)
  • Approximately 78 protocol reviews annually (IND/IDE determination and/or protocol revisions)
  • Approximately 80 Annual FDA Reports (~30 page progress report, monitoring visit reports)
    • Submit FDA protocol amendments weekly, consent changes, serious adverse events, etc.
  • 88 monitoring visits/year (1/2 to 3 days in duration; 2 staff/visit)
    • Off site monitoring visits
      • Arkansas (Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, Conway, Fayetteville)
      • National (California, Florida)
    • 71 Monitoring reports (10-15 page report on data, queries, protocol deviations, etc.)

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

  • 19% increase in the number of new UAMS grant awards since 2016
  • Processed 160 federal grant subawards for a total of $9 million (FY2019)

Office of Sponsored Programs Administrative Network

  • 18% increase in the number of new UAMS grant proposals since 2016

UAMS Library

  • 15,000 electronic journal titles in health/biomedical sciences
  • 29,301 book in all formats including 1,382 (electronic), 27,656 (print)
  • 119 databases and electronic resources from various sources (inclu., 28 licensed by UAMS)
  • Arkansas’ premier repository for medical history with 7,000 volumes and 500 linear ft. of archival health science records