UAMS will be the #1 Cardiology research institution in Arkansas and an internationally recognized authority on cardiovascular disease diagnosis, prevention, and treatment among rural and urban populations.

Research Committee

The purpose of the Research Committee is to review, support and track all Cardiology Research activities in order to create the visibility and structure necessary to grow the department’s research portfolio

The inaugural Cardiology Research Committee meeting was held on September 4, 2020. A selection of current and future research projects were shared with the committee to build awareness and obtain their feedback. Download the meeting slides (PDF).

Research Faculty

Irion "Chip" Pursell


Irion “Chip” Pursell, MPH, RN, BSN
Director of Cardiology Research





Laura Boudrie


Laura Boudrie
Research Operations Manager