July – December 2023

*Denotes Student

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  1. Li Wei, Hakkak Reza. Feeding soy protein concentrates (SPC) with low and high isoflavone decreases liver inflammation by reducing lipopolysaccharide (LPS) translocation. Frontiers in Nutrition. 2023 Volume 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2023.1278158


  1. Carr Portia, Moser Dana., Barriers to Aphasia Access Along the Continuum of Care. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Associate Annual Conference, Boston, MA. (2023, November).


  1. *Buffington Paige, *Sebghatie Alexia, *Stewart Kasey, Lawson Samantha, Karaduta Oleg, Consequences of a Cesarean Section on the Neonatal Gut Microbiome and Future Outcomes, Microbiota and Host, November 2023. https://mah.bioscientifica.com/view/journals/mah/1/1/MAH-23-0006.xml


  1. Li Wei, Spray Beverly, Børsheim Elisabet, Korourian Soheila, Hakkak Reza. Long-term feeding soy protein concentrates protects against hepatic steatosis independent of isoflavone levels. Journal of Medicinal Food. Nov 2023. https://doi.org/10.1089/jmf.2023.0118



  1. Melnyk Stepan and Reza Hakkak. Effects of metformin treatment on serum metabolic profile changes in lean and obese zucker rat model for fatty liver disease. Biomolecules2023, 13(8), 1234; https://doi.org/10.3390/biom13081234.


  1. Adrian Soto-Mota†, Lisa T. Jansen†, Nicholas Norwitz, Mark A. Pereira, Cara B. Ebbeling, David S. Ludwig. Physiological Adaptation to Macronutrient Change Distorts Findings form Short Dietary Trials: Reanalysis of a Metabolic Ward Study. The Journal of Nutrition. JN-2023-1197R2 Accepted: December 2023. †Contributed equally to this work.


  1. Walter Christopher, Narcisse, M.R., Felix, H.C., Rowland, B., Selig, J.P., McElfish, P.A., Association between Physical Activity and Physical Function in a Minority Population with Type 2 Diabetes, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. October 2023. (International) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10903-023-01551-9


  1. Eckstrom, E., Vincenzo Jennifer, Casey, C. Gray, S., Cosley, K. Caulley, J. Parulekar, M., Rasheed, A. Sanon, M., Demiris, G., Zimbroff, R., Delima, B, Pehlan, E., American Geriatric’s Society response to World Falls Guidelines, Journal of American Geriatrics Society. December 2023. (International) https://agsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.18734


  1. Felix, H.C., Brown, C.C., Narcisse, M.R., Vincenzo Jennifer, Weech-Maldonado, R., Bradway, C.K., Characteristics of nursing homes with high percentages of falls and falls with injuries among residents with obesity, Elsevier, Geriatric Nursing. September – October 2023, volume 53, pages 191 – 197. (Local) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0197457223001866?via%3Dihub


  1. Felix, H.C., Brown, C.C., Narcisse, M.R., Vincenzo Jennifer, Anderson, A.A., Weech-Maldonado, R., Bradway, C.K., Characteristics of United States nursing homes with high percentages of state 2-4 pressure injuries among high-risk nursing homes residents with obesity. Wound Practice and Research, September – October 2023, volume 31, pages 174 – 181. (International) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37540915/


  1. Vincenzo Jennifer, Caulley, J.A., Scott, A.J., Wilson, B., Wingood, M., Curran, G., Integrating STEADI for falls prevention in outpatient rehabilitation clinics: An outcomes evaluation using the RE-AIM framework., The Gerontologist, August 2023. (International) https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/advance-article/doi/10.1093/geront/gnad117/7252735


  1. Wingood, M., Vincenzo Jennifer, Gell, N., Electronic Health Record data extraction: Physical therapists’ documentation of physical activity assessments and prescriptions for patients with chronic low back pain. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. October 2023. (International) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09593985.2023.2274385


  1. Wingood, M. Criss, M.G., Irwin, K.E., Bamonti, P.M., Harris, R., Phillips, E., Vincenzo Jennifer, Chuii, K.K., Examining physical activity participation barriers among adults 50 years and older: A scoping review. Physical Therapy Reviewers. Volume 28, pages 195 – 210. November 2023. (International) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10833196.2023.2265767


  1. Felix H.C., Brown C.C., Narcisse M.R., Vincenzo Jennifer, Anderson J. A., Weech-Maldonado R., Bradway C.W., Characteristics of nursing homes with high rates of UTIs among their residents with obesity, Urologic Nursing, Nov-Dec 2023, volume 43, pages 273-282. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37540915/


  1. *Ritchie Brylie, Uyeno Theodore, Rincon Daniel F., Lokdarshi Anbsul., A Novel Imaging Protocol for Investigating Arabidopsis Thaliana Siliques and Seeds Using X-Rays, A Bio-Protocol Journal, October 2023, volume 13, Issue 9. https://bio-protocol.org/en/bpdetail?id=4839&type=0


  1. Jones Tom, Willis L.D. Spray B.J., Berlinski A., Curriculum and competency evaluation in respiratory therapy entry-to-practice programs, Respiratory Care, 2023 October, 68(10), pages 1356 – 1364. https://rc.rcjournal.com/content/68/10/1356


  1. Williams A., Blake A.K., Williamson Dean Lori, Lepard Tiffany, Does the amount of family history matter? Perspectives of adult adoptees, Journal of Genetic Counseling, 2023 August, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgc4.1770


  1. Moffitt T.B., Atcherson Sam, Padberg J., Auditory brainstem responses in the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), PeerJ, 2023 December. https://peerj.com/articles/16602/


  1. Siebenmorgen Lachen, Wilson Audra, Teigen Amber, Norcross Marybeth, Huitt Tiffany, Integration of Team Based Learning in Medicine for PA Students, The Journal of Physician Assistant Education, October 2023, https://journals.lww.com/jpae/fulltext/9900/paea_2023_forum_poster_abstracts.116.aspx#:~:text=Integration%20of%20Team%2DBased%20Learning%20in%20Medicine%20for%20PA%20Students


  1. Johnson J, Sarangi Lipika., Shared experiences among successful hearing aid users with high hearing aid self-efficacy, International Journal of Audiology, 2023 August, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14992027.2023.2243541


  1. Scott K Ward, Wadley, Alexandra, Chu-hui (Anne)Tsai, Benke, Paul J., Emrick, Lisa, Fisher Kristen, Houck Kimberly M., Hongzhen Dai, Undiagnosed Dieseases Netowrk, Guillen Sacota       Maria J., Craigen William, Glaser Kimberly, Murdock David R., Rohena Luis, Diderich Karin E.M., Bruggenwirth Hennie T., Lee Brenden, Bacino Carlos, Burrage Lindsay, Rosenfeld Jill A., Di   De novo missense variants in ZBTB47 are associated with developmental delays, hypotonia, seizures, gait abnormalities, and variable movement abnormalities, Wiley, 25 September 2023. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.63399


  1. Johnson Nathan., Scheduling During Staffing Shortages, ASCP Checkpath, 2023(3). (Online available only for subscribers).


Peer-Reviewed Poster Presentation:

  1. *Cothern Caitlin, Fose Courtney, Hakkak Reza, Li Wei, Jansen Lisa. The Effect of Adding a Registered Dietitian to the Interdisciplinary Team on Malnutrition Diagnosis and Nutrition Care in Long-Term Care Residents. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023;7:101140.


  1. Hakkak Reza, Melnyk Stepan. Effect of Obesity and Metformin on Serum Metabolic Changes in Lean and Obese Zucker Rats. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023;7:101586.


  1. Vincenzo Jennifer, Council S.K., Wingood M., Scott A.J., Caulley J., Curran G., Physical Therapists’ Perceived Feasibility, Acceptability, Appropriateness, and Implementation of the STEDI Initiative for Falls Prevention: Insights for Wider Dissemination and Implementation, 16th Annual D&I Conference. 1 December 2023.


  1. Hakkak Reza, Spray Beverly, Irby David, Korourian Soheila. Feeding Soy Protein Concentrate With Low and High Isoflavones Can Reverse Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Caused by Obesity in Obese Zucker Rat Model. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023;7:101587.


  1. *Henson Alex, Phelps Joshua, Li Wei, Hakkak Reza. Rate and Accuracy of Coded Malnutrition Diagnosis Among Hospitalized Adult Patients Following Implementation of a Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative Program. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023;7:100744.


  1. *Puente Clara, *Darling Sydney, Halverson Melissa., Student Run Free Clinics and Their Effects on Hospital Utilization for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, Society of Student Run Free Clinics Annual Conference 2023. 21 October 2023.


  1. *Stringfellow Kristen, *Nunn Brooke, *Harris Larkin, Halverson Melissa., Analysis of Chief Complaints and Visit Diagnoses at 12th Street Health and Wellness Center, A Student Run Free Clinic, Society of Student Run Free Clinics Annual Conference 2023.


  1. Basri Tamanna, Keisling Claire, Halverson Melissa, 12th Street Health and Wellness Center: Assessing Mental Health Needs and Resources, Society of Student Run Free Clinics Annual Conference 2023.


  1. Tian Brittany, Halverson Melissa, Distance from clinic and no-show rates: a retrospective analysis in a student-run free clinic, Society of Student Run Free Clinics Annual Conference 2023.


  1. *Cheek Emma, *Pierce Camryn, *Roberts Audrey, Halverson Melissa, Teigen Amber, Integration of Team Based Learning in Medicine for PA Students, Society of Student Run Free Clinics Annual Conference 2023.


  1. Price Caitlin N., Hardison H., Spradley L., Assessing balance intervention outcomes in older adults with hearing loss, The Gerontological Society of America’s 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting. 8 November 2023.


  1. Jansen Lisa, Li Wei, Fose Courtney, Hakkak Reza. Impact of a PharmD, MSCN Guided Educational Intervention on Knowledge of Nutrition & Dietary Supplement Use in Baseball and Softball Athletes at an NCAA Division II Program. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023;7:100747.


  1. Teigen Amber, Wilson Audra, Siebenmorgen Lachan, Norcross Marybeth Huitt Tiffany, Integration of Team Based Learning in Medicine for PA Students, Society of Student Run Free Clinics Annual Conference 2023.


  1. Li Wei, Hakkak Reza. Long-Term Feeding Soy Protein Concentrates With Low and High Isoflavones Reduces LPS Translocation in Obese Zucker Rats. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023;7:100563.


  1. Li Wei and Hakkak Reza. Long-Term Feeding Soy Protein Concentrates With Low and High Isoflavones Reduces Liver Inflammation in Obese Zucker Rats. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023;7:100562.


  1. Li Wei and Hakkak Reza. The Effect of Long-Term Feeding Soy Protein Concentrates With Low and High Isoflavones to Lean and Obese Rats on Liver microRNAs Linked to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023;7:100564.


  1. *Locascio Sydnie, Fose Courtney, Jones Lesley, Li Wei, Hakkak Reza, Jansen Lisa. Increased Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA) Intake Is Not Associated With Lower HbA1c Levels in U.S. Adults With Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Ages 19–50. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023;7:100668.


  1. *Schipper Alana, Phelps Jousha, Li Wei, Hakkak Reza. Interruptions for Enteral Nutrition Provision in Critically Ill Patients. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023;7:101155.


  1. Fose Courtney, Jones Lesley, *McPherson Isabella, *Singleton Alex. Sugar Consumption in Adults and Children: Are There Differences Across Biological Sex or Socioeconomic Status? Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2023:9:A74.


  1. *Cline Reilly, Jones Lesley. Sodium Intake of U.S. Adults Exceeds Dietary Guidelines Regardless of Socioeconomic Status. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2023;9:A74.


  1. *Kerins Kennedy, Jones Lesley, Jansen Lisa, Li Wei. Sodium Intake of Children Ages 2-19 Greatly Exceeds AI Guidelines with Fast-food Being a Contributing Factor. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023; 7:100353.


  1. Conkin C., Jowers N., Tores R., Walter Christopher, Warmack T.S., CarlLee S., Successfully Implementation of Interprofessional Care in the Treatment of Long COVID, American College of Physicians Arkansas Poster Competition. 1 November 2023.


  1. *Benham Abby, Li Wei. P24-014-23 Dietary Vitamin D Intake and Its Correlation With Bone Mineral Density (BMD) in US Children Ages 8–14 From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data (2017–2018). Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023;7:100306.


  1. *Lebig Mary Cris, Li Wei. P24-073-23 The Differences Between Vitamin D Intake Status of Older Americans in Lower- and Higher-Socioeconomic Status. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023;7:100362.


  1. Patton S.K., Vincenzo Jennifer, Spear M., Callaghan-Koru J., Curran G., Moore R., Purvis R., McElfish P.A., Reducing Health Disparities – Lessons Learned form the COVID 19 Pandemic, Sigma Theta Tau, 47th Biennial Convention. 1 November 2023.


  1. *Smith Andrea, Phelps Josh, Li Wei, Fose Courtney. P07-057-23 Rate of Oral Mucositis, Hospital Length of Stay, and Nutrition Interventions Used in Pediatric Patients Receiving Cancer Therapies at a Public Pediatric Hospital. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023;7:101048.


  1. Webb Haley, Phelps Josh, Li Wei, Fose Courtney. P04-014-23 Nutrition Education & Culinary Training Among Hospital Foodservice Workers. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023;7:100752.


  1. *Welker Megan, Phelps Josh, Li Wei, Fose Courtney. P04-015-23 Investigating Effectiveness of Online Learning of Nutrition Education to Interprofessional Students Volunteering at a Student Run Free Clinic. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023;7:100753.


  1. Jansen Lisa T., Andres Aline, Børsheim Elisabet. P-18-027-23 Assessing Glycemic Patterns in Response to Exercise in Pregnancies with Obesity – A Feasibility Study. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2023;7:101086.


Peer-Reviewed Oral Presentation:

  1. *Cortez Kourtney, CarlLee S.W., Warmack T.S., Walter Christopher. Characterizing motor skill acquisition in people with Long COVID: Implications for rehabilitation study protocol, Arkansas Physical Therapy Association OPTimize Conference. 1 October 2023. (State).


  1. Juckett L., Vincenzo Jennifer, Hyzak K.A., Hol, K., Curran G., Showcasing Implementation Science Exemplars through the Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, and Sustainment Framework, American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA, 1 November 2023. (International).


  1. Coyle P., Sherman A., Vincenzo Jennifer, Lassell B., Collaborative Centers for Career Development and Care Advancement in Rehabilitation Research: Resources, Opportunities, and Experiences from Clin-STAR and LeaRRN, American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA, 1 November 2023. (International).


  1. Chiou H.S., Soelaeman A., Robinson Greg, et. al. Becoming a Professional Ally and Empowering Marginalized Professionals. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA. (2023, November).


  1. Vincenzo R.M., Vincenzo Jennifer., Feasibility and Reliability of a Non-Invasive Technology to Monitor Hemoglobin, 11th Annual APP Symposium Duke University/Durham VAMC on Transformations in Healthcare. 1 November 2023.


  1. Anderson P., Betrand B., Onate J., Stahulak Jessica., Identifying Best Practices for Faculty Mentoring in Health Professions, Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions Annual Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 17 October 2023.


  1. Jones Tom., Assessment of Essential Professional Competencies, American Associate for Respiratory Care, Nashville, TN. November 2023.


  1. Jones Tom., Strategies for Strengthening Medical Director Engagement, American Associate for Respiratory Care, 14 July 2023.


  1. Jones Tom., Achieving APEX Recognition: Educational Programs, American Associate for Respiratory Care, 14 July 2023.


  1. Hall Charia., Unlocking the Mysteries of Auditory Processing Disorder: Empowering Clinicians to Treat Auditory Processing Disorders in Children and Adults, Oklahoma Speech-Language and Hearing Association (OSHA). 1 July 2023.


  1. Hall Charia., Inclusive Classrooms: Supporting Children with Hearing Differences for Success, Oklahoma Speech-Language and Hearing Association (OSHA). 1 July 2023.


  1. Sarangi Lipika, Johnson Jani., Effectiveness of using wearable sensors as a measure of listening-related stress, Academy of Rehabilitation Audiology Institute. 14 November 2023.


  1. Ward Wendy, Teigen Amber, McCloud Gina Drobena., Repeated Presentations of Two IPE Wellness Workshops: Busy Professionals and Leaders Creating a Wellness Culture, The Nexus Summit 2023. 13 December 2023.


  1. Bolander Sarah, Williams Edward, Eames Jennifer, Baird Jonathan, Bender Troy., Taking the Classroom to the Capitol: Promoting Advocacy in Action, PAEA. 14 October 2023.


  1. Sarangi Lipika., Exploring the influence of patient attributes on the association between hearing handicap and readiness to pursue hearing aids, Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology Institute. 14 November 2023.


  1. Sarangi Lipika, Johnson Jani., Why does having high hearing aid self-efficacy predict hearing aid success?, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 18 November 2023.


  1. Alavych B.K., Atcherson Sam, Zraick R.I., ChatGPT as a Productivity Tool for CSD Faculty, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 24 October 2023.


  1. Karaduta Oleg, McKown, Drake Nicole, Cushing Rachel, Kingsley Ryan., Exploring Variability in Research Summative Project Across US PA Programs, PAEA’s 2023 Education Forum, PAEA. 13 December 2023.


  1. Johnson Nathan., Laboratories in Crisis – Is Help on the Way. Indiana ASCLS State Meeting, West Lafayette, IN. October 2023.


  1. Johnson Nathan., Laboratory Lessons from Classic Sitcoms. Sit Right Back and You Will Hear a Tale, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science/Society of Armed Forces Medical Laboratory Scientist Annual Meeting, Providence, RI. 1 July 2023.


  1. Narans L Hunt, Nelson W, Johnson Nathan., Clinicals: Not Your Mother’s Clinical, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science/Society of Armed Forces Medical Laboratory Scientist Annual Meeting, Providence, RI. 1 July 2023.


  1. Johnson Nathan, Key Jason., Support your Technical Staff by Encouraging Education. American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science/Society of Armed Forces Medical Laboratory Scientist Annual Meeting, Providence, RI. 1 July 2023.


Non-Peer-Reviewed Poster presentation:


Grant Submitted and Funded:

  1. Jefferson John, Vancamp, S., Walter Christopher., Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!Moves) Community-Based Exercise Program, Schmeiding Foundation, $25,620. (1/1/2024 – 12/31/2026) (Local).


  1. Walter, Christopher, John Jefferson, CarlLee S.W., Montgomery, A., Developing implantation strategies to support the adoption of Exercise is Medicine in a primary care practice: A pilot project, UAMS CHP SEED Grant, $5,000. (8/31/2023 – 7/31/2024). (State).


  1. Walter, Christopher, Teeter B., CarlLee S.W., Warmack T.S., A model for interdisciplinary Long COVID care in Arkansas, UAMS Medical Research Endowment Award, $15,000. (1/1/2024 – 12/31/2024) (State).


  1. Andrew Prince., American Society for Clinical Pathology Travel Grant, American Society for Clinical Pathlogy, $1,125. (10/18/2023 – 10/20/2023). (Travel Grant).


  1. Price Caitlin N., Investigating the role of attentional components in speck-in-noise perception and neural speech encoding, UAMS CHP SEED Grant, $4,730. (8/1/2023 – 7/31/2024 0.


  1. Sarangi Lipika., Barriers and facilitators of implanting a self-efficacy-based audiological rehabilitation protocol, UAMS Medical Endowment Research (MRE) Fund Grant, $14,988. (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2024).


  1. Tucker Claire, Kelsey Norton, Bodenner Dana, McMillan., Equitable Access & Collaborative Care: Whole-Person Oral Health and Hygiene, Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation, $30,000. (1/2/2024 – 12/31/2024). (State).


  1. Halverson Melissa., 10-Year Anniversary Improvements to 12th Street Health and Wellness Center, Chancellor’s Circle Grant, $10,000. (10/24/2023 – 10/24/2024). (Local).


Continued Funded Grants:

  1. Jansen, Lisa, PI: Glycemic patterns during gestation: CGM as a proxy measure of the intrauterine environment. CCOP, COBRE NIGMS (8/1/2022 – 04/31/2023), $74,640.00.


  1. Hakkak, Reza, Translational Workforce Development Leader: Expanding Translational Research in Arkansas: National Center for Advancing Translational Science: PI, Laura James, MD., NIH UL1 TR003107 (7/1/2019 – 6/30/2024), $24,221,701.00.


  1. Hakkak, Reza, PI: Obesity, gut microbiota and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Protection in Adolescents and Adults by Soy Protein Diet. USDA (4/1/2020-3/31/2024), $500,000.00.


  1. Vincenzo, Jennifer, Developing and testing implementation strategies to support the STEADI for falls risk management in outpatient rehabilitation. National Institute on Aging (9/1/2022 – 6/30/2027), 1,051,000.00. (National)


  1. Fussell Jill, (COM) (PI), Robinson Greg, Atcherson Sam, Lepard Tiffany. Maternal Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment Disabilities (LEND). U.S. Department of Human Services. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), (9/1/2021 – 8/31/2026), $3,545,824.


  1. Williamson, Lori, Co-Director: Heartland Regional Genetics Network, HRSA, 6/1/2020 – 5/31/2021), $2,400,000.


  1. Atcherson Sam, Hahn J. A Transparent Surgical Mask to Improve Patient/Caregiver Communication, Minimize Errors, and Increase Patient Satisfaction, National Institutes of Health. $241,907. (4/1/21 – 4/1/23; No cost extension through 2/28/2024).


Pending Grants:

  1. Wei Li (PI) and Reza Hakkak. Protective Effect of Different Levels of Dietary Soy Protein on Obesity Induced Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) by Reducing Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) Translocation and Inflammation. USDA (4/1/2024-3/31/2026), $300,000.


  1. Jansen, Lisa T., PI: Continuous Glucose and E-Monitoring to Support Healthy Weight Gain in Pregnancies. Research Project Leader, CCOP COBRE, NIGMS P20GM109096 (02/01/2024 – 01/31/2026), $462,000.


Grants Submitted but Not Funded:



Books and Book Chapters:

  1. Atcherson Sam, Parker P.D. Techniques to Transcend Nurses’ Notes, Cognella Academic Publishing. 2023


Keynote and Plenary Speeches:

  1. Edward Williams, Workshop Facilitator, Program Directors 101, PAEA’s 2023 Education Forum, New Orleans, LA. October 23, 2023.


  1. Audra Wilson, Workshop Facilitator, Educational and Student Success Center, UAMS, Little Rock, AR. September 14, 2023.


  1. Audra Wilson, Workshop Facilitator, Center for Faculty Excellence, UAMS, Little Rock, AR. August 23, 2023.


  1. Tiffany Lepard, Epigenetics, Louisiana Leadership Educational Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Virtual. September 2023. Sole Presenter


  1. Tiffany Lepard, Hybrid evaluation model to facilitate an interdisciplinary diagnostic process for FASD: Building capacity in diagnosis, CanFASD Conference, Saskatoon, CAN. November 2023.


  1. Tiffany Lepard, FASD: Lived Experiences, 2023 Arkansas Prevention Summitt: Caring for Communities, Little Rock, AR July 2023, Panel member


Blogs and Commentaries:

  1. Hightower, B.; Chiou H.S.; Robinson, Greg.; Burn, S.; Carias, S.; Soelaeman, A.; Ranjini, M. (2023) Stronger together: Empowering others through allyship and cultural humility in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Podcast: SLP Nerdcast, recorded December, 14, 2023.



  1. Lori Dean, National Society of Genetic Counselors Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award, UAMS


  1. Lipika Sarangi, 2023 Herbert Oyer Award for Research by the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology.


  1. Brittany Wilkerson, 2023 STARs Scholarship, Translational Research Institute (TRI).


New Honors, special recognition, Editorial Board Member:


  1. Reza Hakkak: Special Guest Editor and Editorial Board member for “Nutrient” 9/2023-present


  1. Sam Atcherson: Member, Arkansas Deaf Leadership Council


  1. Sam Atcherson: Certified Coach, A Matter of Balance. Managing Concerns about Falls


  1. Lipika Sarangi: Reviewer, American Journal of Audiology


  1. Lipika Sarangi: Reappointed Editorial Board Member Reviewer, American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (AHSA) Perspectives Journal