UAMS Awards Six Grants for Opioid / Pain Research

By David Robinson

Below are the awardees, research study titles, and links to video summaries of their studies:

Johnathan Goree, M.D., Video-based, Patient-Focused Opioid Education in the Perioperative Period: A Feasibility Study;

Corey Hayes, Pharm.D., MPH, Linking the Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Data with the Arkansas All-Payer Claims Database;

Linda Larson-Prior, Ph.D., Impact of Buprenorphine-Assisted Treatment on Sleep, Mood and Cognition among Opioid Use Disorder Patients;

 Issam Makhoul, M.D., The Development and Implementation of a Standardized Pain Management Protocol for Adult Sickle Cell Patients;

Clare Nesmith, M.D., Quantitation of Opioids in Neonates with Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal;

Alison Oliveto, Ph.D., Gamified Intervention to Prevent Adolescent Opioid Misuse;

The awardees were selected from a diverse and competitive pool of applicants. Seventeen letters of intent were submitted and 12 were invited to submit a full application. Ten full applications were reviewed and scored by a group of 29 faculty and community reviewers. The pilot awards were made possible through the UAMS Office of Vice Chancellor for Research and are being administered by the UAMS Translational Research Institute.