July 23, 2018

Meet Amy Jo Jenkins, Executive Director, Translational Research Institute

Amy Jo Jenkins

How long have you worked at UAMS? Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I have been at UAMS for 9 years and in my current position for one year. Interestingly, I have worked on UAMS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) grant applications for eight years. I have also taught two courses in the Regulatory Science program…


May 2, 2018

Meet Allen Gies, M.S., Research Associate, DNA Sequencing Core Manager

Allen Gies

How long have you worked for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences? I’ve worked at UAMS since May of 1997. I’ve had the same position for 21 years. How long have you been in your current position? I was recruited here from Kansas State to specifically start the DNA Sequencing Core. UAMS was badly…


March 30, 2018

Meet Jeff Kamykowski, M.S., Core Technologist for the Digital Microscopy Laboratory

Jeff Kamykowski

How long have you worked at UAMS? I have been at UAMS for ten years, 8 years in the Digital Microscopy Lab. What is your favorite part of the job? Everyday can be different, it never gets boring. It also helps when things work well the first time. What types of equipment does the Digital…


February 24, 2018

Meet Melinda Gunnell, B.A., Biology, Research Program Manager

Melinda Gunnell

How long have you worked in the University of Arkansas System? After college, I worked in the Animal Sciences Department at UA Fayetteville for a couple of years doing poultry research and also diagnostic work with industry clients such as Tyson Foods.  I joined UAMS in 1986 and worked briefly with Dr. Phillip Rayford in…


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…


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