Executive Associate Dean for Research, College of Medicine
Vice Chancellor for Research, Univeristy of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Dr. Cornett is a professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Vice Chancellor for Research. Dr. Cornett earned a BS in biology from the University of California, Riverside, his Ph.D. in physiology from the University of California, Davis, and was a postdoctoral fellow in reproductive endocrinology and cardiovascular physiology at the University of California, San Francisco. His research interests include the role of β2-adrenergic receptors in mediating airway responsiveness in asthma and hormonal regulation of stress responses at the level of the pituitary gland. In addition, Dr. Cornett is the Director of the Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), a program funded by the National Institutes of Health to develop biomedical research infrastructure in the state. Dr. Cornett is a member of American Association of Medical Colleges GRAND Steering Committee, the Board of Directors of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, and the EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation Board. Among his many honors, Dr. Cornett received a fellowship from the NIH Fogarty Center and a Research Career Enhancement Award from the American Physiological Society.
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