April 24, 2017

Faith, Community Leaders Address Health Disparities

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The importance of partnerships and networking to reduce health disparities was emphasized April 7 at the Community Campus Partnership Conference to address health disparities held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Little Rock. The conference, presented by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), brought together over 200 faith and community leaders, educators,…


How TRI Became a Catalyst for a Governor’s Cup Victory

UAMS’ Amanda Stolarz, Pharm.D., Ph.D., recently celebrated her team’s victory in the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup business plan competition. The team, Rejuvenics Technologies, won the $25,000 top prize with its idea for commercializing a drug-delivery system to reduce the harmful side effects of chemotherapy. Just under a year ago, the business side of research…


April 18, 2017

The TRIbune is Here!

TRI’s March-April newsletter, The TRIbune, features a breakthrough success in research collaboration with the adoption of SMART IRB by all the CTSA sites across the country, including UAMS. This new single IRB capability is expected to spur inter-institutional collaborations for multisite clinical trials and help avoid trial delays. We also note the numerous cross-CTSA collaborations…


April 11, 2017

TRI Awards Four Pilot Research Studies

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The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) has approved four research pilot study awards totaling about $166,000. Nine applicants sought awards of up to $50,000 for one-year projects that utilized translational biomedical informatics approaches to improve health and solve health care issues of rural and underserved populations. The 2017 pilot awardees and their project titles are:…


April 3, 2017

CTSA Consortium Issues Call for Inter-Institutional Pilot Award Applications

Applications Sought for CTSA Inter-institutional Pilot Awards The Western States Consortium, which includes the UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) and four other Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) institutions, has issued the call to all faculty for pilot award applications. In addition to TRI, the Western States Consortium members are the University of Kentucky, University of…


April 1, 2017

TRI Part of NIH Milestone to Accelerate Multisite Clinical Studies

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CTSA Program paves way for nationwide single IRB model. Developing new treatments for diseases often requires large numbers of clinical research participants enrolled in the same study at numerous geographical sites. These multisite clinical trials are well-positioned to discover whether a promising therapeutic is safe and effective, and may provide medical professionals with the information…