February 28, 2017

TRI Changes Process for Study Budget Development & Negotiations

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) Clinical Trials Innovation Unit (CTIU) recently revised the process for investigators submitting studies that require a Medicare coverage analysis and budget in CLARA.   In addition to conducting full Medicare Coverage Analysis, CTIU’s Research Finance Team (RFT) offers full budget development and/or negotiation services for all non-cancer-related protocols requiring a budget….


February 24, 2017

UAB Entrepreneur to Speak at HSE Seminar, March 1

The next Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Seminar will feature Erik Schwiebert, Ph.D., from the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB), speaking March 1, from 5 – 6 p.m. at the Reynolds Institute on Aging, Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium.  Schwiebert will present “New Paradigms for Scientist to CEO Transition and New Biotechnology Startup Creation.” DiscoveryBioMed, Inc. is a…


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February 17, 2017

Researchers Urged to Complete GCP Training

Lawrence Cornett, Ph.D.

The NIH Policy on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training became effective January 1, 2017. This policy applies to NIH-funded investigators and site staff who are responsible for the conduct, management and oversight of NIH-funded clinical trials. An NIH Clinical Trial is defined as Research studies in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to…


February 13, 2017

TRI Research and Career Development Seminar Slides Available

Slides are now available from Susan Steelman, MLIS, UAMS head of education and reference services, who was the Feb. 22 speaker for the TRI Research and Career Development Seminar Series. Download: Library 301: Publishing Pitfalls & Resources for Researchers/Authors


The TRIbune Is Here!

The January-February TRIbune newsletter is here! This issue features some exciting developments in Big Data accessibility for UAMS researchers. We now offer researchers a new cohort tool and access to a larger data network. You’ll also read about Amhad Baghal, M.D., our first director of the Arkansas Clinical Data Repository (AR-CDR), formerly the UAMS Enterprise…


February 2, 2017

Cancer Institute’s Kacie Simpson Honored for Work with Research Participants

BHW Recipient

Kacie L. Simpson, the clinical research associate team lead at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, is the 2016 Bonny Hope Wallace Award recipient for her outstanding work with research participants. The award was presented by Sandy Annis, a past recipient of the award who directs the UAMS Cancer Clinical Trials Office, at a…


February 1, 2017

UAMS’ Data Sluice Machine

If new biomedical discoveries are like gold, to borrow the metaphor used by Meredith Zozus, Ph.D., the prospecting days are fast coming to an end. A new associate professor in the rapidly expanding Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), Zozus was explaining UAMS’ recent and forthcoming biomedical informatics strategies to benefit clinicians, biomedical researchers and graduate…