March 21, 2018

Nikki Edge, Ph.D., to be Promoted to Full Professor

Nicola “Nikki” Edge, Ph.D.Dr. Nicola “Nikki” Edge is being promoted to Full Professor in the UAMS College of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine effective July 1, 2018. Congratulations to Dr. Edge on this wonderful, difficult and highly challenging accomplishment. It resulted from years and years of fabulous work and recognition for her many projects!

Nicola Edge joined the UAMS faculty in 2000 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009 in the Department of Pediatrics. In 2010, her primary academic appointment was moved into the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. She is on the basic scientist researcher track.

Her research program is focused primarily on understanding factors that place children at risk for poor social and emotional outcomes, such as parenting concerns and traumatic experiences. She is also focused on early identification of at-risk children and designing, implementing and evaluating interventions for these high-risk children and their families.

Dr. Edge has:

  • More than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts published or in press in key journals in her field such as Maternal Child Health, Child Abuse and Neglect, Journal of Family Psychology and Infant Mental Health Journal.
  • More than 90 presentations at national meetings, including 35 oral presentations (10 invited) and 55 posters.
  • More than 60 state and local oral presentations, including 33 invited presentations.
  • Community Service and Community Leadership

She also provides service as a long-term Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), a specialty trained volunteer on the child welfare system. Because of her expertise in supporting the social and emotional development of children, within Arkansas she has served on more than 10 boards, ad hoc planning groups or standing committees. Dr. Edge has been honored to receive two state awards recognizing her contributions to building the service system for young children and their families, including the AAIMH Bonnie Limbird Award recognizing her influence on policies and services systems dedicated to supporting the emotional well-being of young children in Arkansas.

Congratulations, Dr. Edge!