February 13, 2018

Jan/Feb TRIbune 

This issue of the TRIbune highlights nationally significant TRI partnerships with the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) in the UAMS College of Medicine. Our main story is about the first-of-its-kind Clinical Research Informatics track in the U.S. being offered by DBMI. This program, supported by TRI, helps address a national concern about study reproducibility and the integration of clinical care with research. Our TRIbutary features a national Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program workshop being hosted at UAMS by DBMI’s Mathias Brochhausen, Ph.D. During the two-day workshop, participants will be producing artificial intelligence products known as ontologies. This is a significant undertaking because it will help researchers overcome the absence of standardized biomedical language across institutions. Our TRI & Me feature highlights a fruitful partnership with DBMI’s Ahmad Baghal, M.D., who directs the Arkansas Clinical Data Repository.