The Vice Chancellor for Research is the senior officer reporting to the Provost with the responsibility for oversight of the University’s research enterprise. The Vice Chancellor is responsible for defining the strategy and vision for research and seeking to enhance research activities across all UAMS colleges, including the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, College of Public Health and the College of Health Professions. The Vice Chancellor will work closely with the Chancellor, the Provost and members of the institution’s senior leadership, the college deans, and center and institute directors to advance and support research at UAMS.

Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research is the Associate Chancellor for Research, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical and Translational Research, and the Director of BioVentures, LLC.


  • Define and champion a strategy for the University’s research mission that aligns with the institution’s strategic plan and the UAMS statewide health and healthcare mission
  • Identify, develop and implement innovative, collaborative and strategic initiatives related to research and scholarship
  • Working with UAMS faculty and leadership, identify metrics in research to establish baselines and track progress over time
  • Provide oversight of the physical and computational infrastructure necessary for research growth
  • Lead institution-wide activities related to acceleration of technology transfer and commercialization
  • Work with academic deans and chairs to recruit and retain talented researchers
  • Secure new resources for research programs, capital efforts, and endowed chairs and professorships
  • Ensure ethical and responsible conduct of research and regulatory compliance
  • Serve as ambassador and liaison for research with other chief research officers in the state, with legislative regulatory bodies, and with state and federal agencies
  • Work with the Vice Chancellor of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Campus to expand research in Northwest Arkansas.