February 18, 2014

Laura James, M.D., Cornelia Beck, Ph.D., R.N., Named TRI Director, Associate Director

Laura James, M.D., and Cornelia Beck, Ph.D., R.N., were named this week as director and associate director of the Translational Research Institute. They will also serve as co-principal investigators of UAMS’ Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). The two were appointed by Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., who noted that the $20 million, five-year CTSA from…


Register Now for Community-Engaged Research Training Feb. 24

“Training for Community-Engaged Research” will be held Feb. 24, from 1-5 p.m. in the UAMS ED II building, Room 8/121. The training will be conducted by the Arkansas Prevention Research Center’s Community Advisory Board and will include video testimonials, role-playing scenarios and group discussion. It is designed to help researchers and community members gain insight…


Showcase of Medical Discoveries

The next Showcase of Medical Discoveries will be March 19 from 4-5:30 p.m., with a focus on Neuroscience. The wine and cheese event in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute 10th floor rotunda features UAMS investigators discussing their research and discoveries. View a flier about the event.


February 10, 2014

Pharmacoepidemiology Professor Featured in PCORI Methodologies Seminar

Til Sturmer, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., professor and director of the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be featured at the next PCORI Methodologies Seminar on Feb. 14 at noon in the College of Public Health, G225. Sturmer will present “Improving the Validity of Nonexperimental Research on Medical Interventions.”…


February 7, 2014

Research Ads Receiving Free TV, Radio Air Time

Television and radio stations across Arkansas began airing public service announcements last week thanking Arkansans for their contributions to research at UAMS. The 30-second television and 1-minute radio ads were sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) and produced by the Creative Services division of the UAMS Office of Communications & Marketing. The idea…


Funding Opportunities

These new funding opportunities were compiled by TRI’s Comparative Effectiveness Research component. The linked document also includes a page listing grant requests for applications that remain open.


Blue & You Foundation Announces Grant Opportunities

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas is now accepting applications for large and small grants to organizations to implement health improvement programs in Arkansas. Applications for $1,000 mini-grants will be accepted February 1 through April 30. Applicants will be notified of mini-grant awards within approximately 15 days. Regular grants of $5,000 to…


New Fund to Cure Stroke Offers Intramural Research Grant Opportunity

The Fund to Cure Stroke, a new intramural research grant opportunity, will provide up to $30,000 for UAMS faculty to advance and develop research programs related to stroke. Support is focused on developing: New stroke therapies and their translation into clinical care Improved diagnosis, diagnostic imaging and stroke care Improved methods of stroke prevention, treatment…