UAMS Names Sharp Director of Research Review Board

By Jon Parham

The UAMS Institutional Review Board oversees research at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI), the Arkansas Department of Health and the Clinton School of Public Service. Sharp has worked at UAMS and the ACHRI for the past 12 years.

Sharp most recently has been the UAMS research compliance officer. In that position she managed internal research auditing programs of human research studies. She developed the campus Research Compliance Plan and has served as a policy and regulatory resource for the Institutional Review Board. She also has served as the associate director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and as a contract officer and legal and human protections administrator for ACHRI.

She earned her law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville in 1998. Sharp also received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration and an associate of science degree in law enforcement from Missouri Southern State College in 1995.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or