News about RED Faculty
Dr. Lorraine McKelvey will be promoted to Professor on July 1.
Dr. Taren Swindle will be promoted to Associate Professor on July 1.
Ms. LaTunja Sockwell and Ms. Isis Martel have been notified that they will be promoted to Instructor faculty positions on July 1, 2021. Both have consistently funded their research agendas with external funding in non-faculty position. Ms. Sockwell’s work focuses on HIV prevention and education. Ms. Martel leads RED’s work in Northwest Arkansas and has focused on substance use prevention efforts. Both of these amazing individuals have functioned like faculty for some time. I am sure we will see them progress even further.
Updates from Faculty
Dr. Whiteside-Mansell has submitted an application to conduct preliminary work to integrate pediatric adverse childhood experiences in partnership with Drs. Edge and McKelvey and UAMS clinical faculty. She is also working an NIH funding to continue this work.
Dr. Edge continues her efforts on a statewide initiative to reduce expulsion of preschool children and has several ongoing efforts to expand her funding to support K-12 children who may be experiencing trauma at home.
Dr. McKelvey has been ask to be an expert consultant with CCDF Lead Agencies build their capacity to conduct narrow cost analyses; combine findings from narrow cost analyses with market rate survey data; and use both price and cost data to inform the setting of child care subsidy reimbursement rates.
Dr. Swindle is nervously awaiting news about the funding status of her NIH R01 submissions which will focus on testing an adaptive implementation strategy for WISE. This strategy seeks to optimize providing ECE settings with the right amount of support to succeed in WISE implementation, recognizing that some sites will need more, and some sites will need less support.
Dr. Lewis is preparing a KL2 (UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) for career development) that will examine the effectiveness of community interventions delivered in-person compared to using telehealth. See also her and Dr. McKelvey’s new publication in the prestigious journal Pediatrics.
Ms. Sockwell is working on a new community grant in partnership with a community organization to expand her work in the prevention of HIV from SAMSHA.
Ms. Martel will be busy implementing her new grant (see below). She has drug treatment grant’s in collaboration with adult drug courts in NWA in the works.
NWA RED has been informed of intent to fund new ADH grant under “rural opioid” category. Partnership with Washington County Drug Court expansion into Madison County for supportive services to be added there and provided by Harbor House. UAMS is grantee Isis Martel as PI.
Recent Publications and Updates
1. Whiteside-Mansell, L., Sockwell, L., Knight, D., Crone, C. (in press Feb 2021) Community Legal Systems: Targeting PrEP and HIV Education to Decrease Risk of HIV Transmission, Aids and Behavior
Just accepted for publication! Summarizes the implementation of our intervention in Pulaski County Drug Court to reduce HIV and the stigma associated.
2. Conners Edge, NA, Kyzer, A, Abney, A, Freshwater, A, Sutton, M, Whitman, K. Evaluation of a statewide initiative to reduce expulsion of young children. Infant Ment Health J. 2021; 42: 124– 139. https://doi.org/10.1002/imhj.21894
Results of a State of AR intervention co-developed by Dr. Edge: Teachers receiving IECMHC services reported significant improvements in children’s symptoms of emotional and behavioral problems.
3. McKelvey, L. M., Lewis, K.N., Beavers, J., Casey, P.H., Irby, C., & Goudie, A. (2021, In Press). Home Visiting for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Graduates: Impacts of Following Baby Back Home. Pediatrics.
Results of the Children’s Hospital Intervention- Following Baby Back Home. In the first year of life, compared to propensity-score matched non-program control group infants, infants in the Following Baby Back Home program had more medical appointments, immunizations, and had a lower likelihood of infant mortality.
4. Swindle, T., Zhang, D.,* Johnson, S.L., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Curran, G.M., Selig, J.P., Martin, J., & Bellows, L. (2021). A mixed-methods protocol for identifying successful sustainability strategies for nutrition and physical activity interventions in childcare. Implementation Science Communications. 2(8): 1-10. PMCID: PMC7807398
Study protocol for a new study: The study will examine two interventions and the strategies link sustaining the them in real world settings.
5. Swindle, T., Phelps, J., McBride, N., Rutledge, J.M., Selig, J., & Manyam, S.* (2021) Table Talk: Revision of an observational tool to characterize the feeding environment in early care and education settings. BMC Public Health. 21(80). 1-11. PMCID: PMC7792155
Update on: Swindle, T., Ward, W, & Whiteside-Mansell, L. (2018). Facebook: The use of social media to engage parents in a pre-school obesity prevention curriculum. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 50 (1), 4-10. PMCID: PMC5769705
Most read article 2020, 2019 and 2018!
6. Update on: Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L., Saccente, J., & Selig, J. P. (2019). Adverse Childhood Experiences of Urban and Rural Preschool Children in Poverty. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(14), 2623. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16142623
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