University to Lead New $20 Million NSF Center With Focus on Industrial
A new federally funded research center led by the University of
Arkansas will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for
use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil
and gas, food packaging and health care.
University Part of New National Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems center, or P.O.E.T.S., will focus on improving current thermal and electrical limits in vehicle designs to make cars more fuel-efficient and extend the range of electric cars.
Alan Mantooth, Distinguished Professor of electrical engineering at U of A, will serve as deputy director of the research center.
“P.O.E.T.S. has assembled a great team of engineers and scientists poised to have a substantial impact on power electronics technology, transportation systems, the workforce and the economy,” said Mantooth, who holds the Twenty-First Century Research Leadership Chair in the College of Engineering.
The center will integrate multiple disciplines and multiple institutions. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will serve as the lead institution.
Nursing School Receives $1 Million to Help Meet Needs of Underserved
The University of Arkansas Eleanor Mann School of Nursing has received a federal grant of $1 million to increase the number of advanced practice registered nurses. The program is aimed at helping meet the health and wellness needs of Arkansas’ medically underserved populations.
The grant of $1,081,735 from the Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be paid over three years. Anna Jarrett, assistant professor of nursing, is the principal investigator and will oversee the grant project.
The grant enables the nursing school to prepare preceptors who will support the clinical education of Doctor of Nursing Practice students. Preceptors supervise clinical hours of graduate students and ensure that students complete work satisfactorily at the clinical site. The nursing school approves the selection of preceptors to participate in the academic programs.
Jarrett said mutually beneficial clinical partnerships formed as part of the project will implement an innovative, collaborative plan to enhance the educational experience of both clinical preceptors and D.N.P. students.
Patent Awarded to Researcher for Drug Developed to Treat Hair Loss,
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to the
University of Arkansas for a drug developed through research at the
university for treatment of hair loss and other disorders.