Consortium of Rural States (CORES) Pilot Awards

The Consortium of Rural States (CORES, formerly known as the Western States Consortium) consists of six institutions (University of Arkansas, University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, University of New Mexico and University of Utah) that have received Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS).

Eligibility for this pilot funding application is limited to members of these institutions' faculty, including early career or senior investigators across all title series. At least two of the participating CTSAs must be collaborating on each protocol, and projects must be approved at each CTSA in order to qualify for funding.

 

2021 Awardees

  • Michele Staton, PhD

    Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine (UK)

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    Nickolas Zaller, PhD

    Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, College of Public Health (UAMS)

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    Megha Ramaswamy, PhD, MPH

    Professor, Department of Population Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine

    Developing a CTSA Research Network to Support Translational Science Across the Criminal Justice Continuum

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  • Javier A. Neyra, MD, MSCS, FASN

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

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    Kirby Mayer, DPT, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Sciences (UK)

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    Benjamin R. Griffin, MD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

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    J. Pedro Teixeira, MD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico

    The Impact of Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Renal Replacement Therapy on the Incidence and Recovery from Critical Illness Muscle Wasting

2020 Awardees

  • Thomas Prisinzano, PhD

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

     

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    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

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  • John Gensel, PhD

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

    John Gensel, MD

    Candace Floyd, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine (Utah)

    Pro-Inflammatory Lipid Biomarkers after SCI

     

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2019 Awardees

  • 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.

     

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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)

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  • 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