CORES Pilot Awardees (Consortium of Rural States: previously Western States Consortium)

2020 Awardees

  • Thomas Prisinzano, PhD

    Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy (UK)


    Thomas Prisinzano headshot

    Nancy Muma, PhD

    Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy (KU)

    Development of Novel Drugs with Biased Signaling for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

    Nancy Muma headshot

2019 Awardee

  • Cale Jacobs, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, College of Medicine (UK)

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    Dustin Richter, MD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (UNM)

    Cartilage breakdown and Arthrofibrosis after multiple ligament KneE injury (CAKE Trial)

    This Phase 1 multicenter study will investigate the roles of dysregulation of inflammatory pathways and early weightbearing on arthrofibrosis and cartilage degradation following multiple ligament knee injury.


    D Richter

2018 Awardees

  • Kristin Ashford, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC

    Associate Professor, College of Nursing (UK)

    Kristin Ashford, PhD

    Sherry Weitzen, PhD, MD

    Assistant Professor, College of Medicine (UNM)

    Models of care for pregnant women with opioid use disorder, and infants with opioid exposure

    Sherry Weitzen, PhD, MD
  • Kenneth Campbell, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine (UK)

    Kenneth Campbell, PhD

    Omar Wever-Pinzon, MD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine (Utah)

    Identify novel molecular determinants of cardiac failure and recovery

    Omar Wever-Pinzon, MD
  • Elizabeth Salt, PhD, RN, APRN

    Associate Professor, College of Nursing

    Treating Pain with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Trial (T-PACT Trial)

  • Kate Kosmac, PhD

    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences (UK)

    Kate Kosmac, PhD

    Richard Dennis, PhD

    Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Geriatric Research

    Protein Aggregation, Fat Accumulation, and Interventions for Sarcopenia

    Richard Dennis, PhD