Helena-West Helena Native Beverly Johnson-Wells Returns to Join UAMS Rural Research Network

By David Robinson



Johnson-Wells will play a key part in expanding research into rural areas of Arkansas. Her role includes making community connections and developing procedures to help researchers conduct their studies in rural communities. She will also help implement new studies and monitor ongoing research at the eight Regional Campuses overseen by UAMS Regional Programs.

Johnson-Wells joined UAMS from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where she held research administration and management positions in clinical research and community outreach.

Johnson-Wells received her Bachelor of Business Administration in management at Northwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas, and a Master of Liberal Studies degree in environmental sustainability and global studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She is now in the final year of a doctoral program in organizational leadership at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

The RRN is supported by a partnership that includes the UAMS Translational Research Institute, Regional Programs, UAMS Office of Community Health and Research and UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

The Translational Research Institute is supported by a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health.