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Sarah Harrington

CredentialsMedical License
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentInternal Med, College of Medicine
Address10-45 Cancer Institute
4104 Outpatient Circle
Mail Slot # 508
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-526-6990 x8057
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    InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    DepartmentGeriatrics, College of Medicine

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    Dr. Sarah Harrington is a Professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Palliative Medicine specializing in hospice and palliative care at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. After receiving her medical degree from UAMS, Dr. Harrington completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, VA. She continued at Virginia Commonwealth to receive her fellowship in Palliative Medicine. Dr. Harrington is the Medical Director of the UAMS Palliative Program and Chief of Palliative Care at the VA.

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    October 2020 -present Associate Designated Institutional Official UAMS Graduate Medical Education

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    2018UAMS Red Sash Award , University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    2019Ouachita Baptist University Alumni Milestone Award , Ouachita Baptist University
    2019Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) , Arkansas Alpha Chapter
    2015 Palliative Care Champion Award , Arkansas Hospice and Palliative Care Association
    2015Hospice and Palliative Medicine Inspirational Leaders under 40 , American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

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    1. Marin LP, Presley JH, Noori K, McKinstry D, Dawson B, Sexton K, Peterson E, Harrington SE, Gardner JM, Nagalo BM, Montzavi-Karbassi B, Post SR, Nicholas RW, Kelly T. Partnership in Cancer Research (PCAR) Program Increases Medical Student Knowledge and Confidence to Perform Cancer Research. J Cancer Educ. 2023 Nov 13. PMID: 37957501.
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    2. Lakkad M, Martin B, Li C, Harrington S, Dayer L, Painter JT. Factors Associated With Guideline-Concordant Pharmacological Treatment for Neuropathic Pain Among Breast Cancer Survivors. Clin Breast Cancer. 2023 08; 23(6):598-619. PMID: 37328334.
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    3. Lakkad M, Martin B, Li C, Harrington S, Dayer L, Painter JT. The use of gabapentinoids and opioids and risk of developing opioid-induced respiratory depression among older breast cancer survivors with neuropathic pain. J Cancer Surviv. 2023 Feb 08. PMID: 36753003.
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    4. Lakkad M, Martin B, Li C, Harrington S, Dayer L, Painter JT. Healthcare costs and utilization associated with pain among breast cancer survivors: a propensity score matched cohort study using SEER-Medicare data. J Cancer Surviv. 2023 08; 17(4):917-950. PMID: 36369622.
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    5. House JS, Hyde CR, Corwin HL, Harrington SE, Sexton KW, Karim SA, Kalkwarf KJ, Jensen HK. The Impact of Palliative Medicine Consultation on Readmission Rates and Hospital Costs in Surgical Patients Requiring Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2022 05; 48(5):280-286. PMID: 35184990.
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    6. Chatterjee K, Harrington S, Sexton K, Goyal A, Robertson RD, Corwin HL. Impact of Palliative Care Utilization for Surgical Patients Receiving Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation: National Trends (2009-2013). Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020 09; 46(9):493-500. PMID: 32414575.
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    7. Pritchard ER, Dayer L, Belz J, Forseth B, Harrington SE, Painter JT. Effect of cannabis on opioid use in patients with cancer receiving palliative care. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2020 Jan - Feb; 60(1):244-247. PMID: 31843373.
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    8. Dayer LE, McDade ER, Harrington S. Pharmacist-Delivered Patient Care in an Interdisciplinary Team-Based Institutional Palliative Care Clinic, 2012 to 2018. J Palliat Care. 2021 Jul; 36(3):188-193. PMID: 31496358.
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    9. Chatterjee K, Goyal A, Kakkera K, Harrington S, Corwin HL. National Trends (2009-2013) for Palliative Care Utilization for Patients Receiving Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation. Crit Care Med. 2018 08; 46(8):1230-1237. PMID: 29727364.
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    10. Sherman AC, Simonton-Atchley S, Mikeal CW, Anderson KM, Arnaoutakis K, Hutchins LF, Makhoul I, Mahmoud F, Milojkovic N, Harrington SE, Suen JY. Cancer patient perspectives regarding preparedness for end-of-life care: A qualitative study. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2018 Jul-Aug; 36(4):454-469. PMID: 29863447.
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    11. Harrington SE, Rogers E, Davis M. Palliative care and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: where the lines meet. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2017 03; 23(2):154-160. PMID: 28009643.
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    12. Dayer L, Harrington S, Martin B. Adherence to Adjuvant Neuropathic Pain Medications in a Palliative Care Clinic. J Palliat Med. 2016 05; 19(5):538-41. PMID: 26835743.
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    13. Curseen, K, Devan, R., Harrington S. Palliative Care in Arkansas. J Ark Med Society. 2013.
    14. Curseen K, Harrington S. Geriatric Rehabilitation. Ethics. 2013.
    15. Harrington SE. Teaching self care and preventing burnout in HPM fellowship. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management Vol. 45, Issue 2, Pages 388-389, February 2013. 2013.
    16. Weinstein S, Portenoy R, Harrington S. Hospice and Palliative Care Training Series for Physicians: A Self-Study Program. UNIPAC 3: Assessing and Treating Pain. 2012.
    17. Curseen K, Harrington S. Geriatric Rehabilitation. Palliative Care. 2012.
    18. Coyne P, Lyckholm L, Bobb B, Blaney-Brouse D, Harrington S, Yanni L. Managing pain with algorithms: an opportunity for improvement? Or: the development and utilization of algorithms to manage acute pain. Pain Manag Nurs. 2013 Dec; 14(4):e185-e188. PMID: 24315271.
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    19. Harrington SE, Smith TJ. Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience. The Role of Chemotherapy at the End of Life: When is Enough, Enough?. 2011.
    20. Yanni LM, Ketchum JM, Harrington SE. Preparation, Confidence, and Attitudes about Chronic Noncancer Pain in Graduate Medical Education. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2010; 2(2):260-268.
    21. Kunther A, Safar M, Kyasa MJ, Makhoul I, Harrington S, Mehta P. Addressing End-of-Life Care - When the Patient or Family Doesn't Want to Let Go. 2010; 27(5):34-36.
    22. Harrington S, Smith T. Providing Palliative Care and Transitioning Patients to Hospice: How Oncologists and Palliative Care Specialists Can Work Together. Community Oncology. 2010; 7(3):67-72.
    23. Swetz KM, Harrington SE, Matsuyama RK, Shanafelt TD, Lyckholm LJ. Strategies for avoiding burnout in hospice and palliative medicine: peer advice for physicians on achieving longevity and fulfillment. J Palliat Med. 2009 Sep; 12(9):773-7. PMID: 19622012.
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    24. Kelso CV, Love RB, Lyckholm LJ, Coyne PJ, Harrington SE, Smith TJ. Best practices in end-of-life care for potential organ donors after cardiac death: Analysis from a palliative care physician and a transplant surgeon. 2009.
    25. Harrington SE, Smith TJ. Chemotherapy near the end of life: Helping oncologists and their patients with informed decision-making. 2009.
    26. Yanni LM, Priestley JW, Schlesinger JB, Ketchum JM, Johnson BA, Harrington SE. Development of a comprehensive e-learning resource in pain management. Pain Med. 2009 Jan; 10(1):95-105. PMID: 18823386.
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    27. Khatcheressian J, Harrington SB, Lyckholm LJ, Smith TJ. 'Futile care': what to do when your patient insists on chemotherapy that likely won't help. Oncology (Williston Park). 2008; 22(8):881 - 888.
    28. Yanni LM, Weaver MF, Johnson BA, Morgan LA, Harrington SE, Ketchum JM. Management of chronic nonmalignant pain: a needs assessment in an internal medicine resident continuity clinic. J Opioid Manag. 2008 Jul-Aug; 4(4):201-11. PMID: 18837203.
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    29. Harrington SE, Smith TJ. The role of chemotherapy at the end of life: "when is enough, enough?". JAMA. 2008 Jun 11; 299(22):2667-78. PMID: 18544726.
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    30. Lyckholm L, Morrison L, Bobb B, Harrington S. Developing a Curriculum for Rotating Trainees. 2008.
    31. Harrington S. Chronic Nonmalignant Pain Management: An Online Competency-Based Curriculum. 2007.
    32. Harrington S. Cardiac Metastases from Malignant Melanoma. 2006.
    33. Harrington S. Cardiac Metastases from Malignant Melanoma. 2006.
    34. Milam SE. Cystic Fibrosis: Biologic and Ethical Considerations. Honors Thesis. 1999.
    35. Harrington S. Medical Student Preclinical Attitudes about Chronic Nonmalignant Pain. Southern Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Regional Meeting.
    36. Harrington S. Internal Medicine Residents' Management of Chronic Nonmalignant Pain: Deficits and Inconsistencies. Southern Society of General Internal Medicine Regional Meeting.
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