Events & Announcements

TRI Now Taking Applications for 2014 KL2 Awards

Applications are being accepted through June 2 for TRI-sponsored KL2 Career Development Awards. Benefits of the two-year program for UAMS junior investigators include:

  • Up to $52,000 each year for salary support
  • Up to $25,000 each year in research funds
  • Travel and graduate-level tuition support

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.


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


Pharmacoepidemiology Professor Featured in PCORI Methodologies Seminar

The next Showcase of Medical Discoveries will be March 19 from 4-5:30 p.m., with a focus on Neuroscience. 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.


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.


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.


2014 Translational Science Awards: Call for Nominations

From the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS): Do you know a member of the translational science community who has gone above and beyond in their contributions to the field over the last year? If you answered yes, then make a nomination for one of the following awards!


PCORI Methodologies Seminar Series to Begin Jan. 31

Julie Moretz, UAMS associate vice chancellor for patient- and family-centered care, will kick off the “PCORI Methodologies Seminar Series” on Jan. 31. Moretz will present: “The Power of Partnerships: Engaging Patients and Families for Powerful Outcomes” at the College of Public Health, Room 3202, from 2–3 p.m.


Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities compiled by TRI’s Comparative Effectiveness Research component for January can be viewed HERE.


Arkansas Obesity Symposium Set for Dec. 11

Five nationally and internationally known obesity experts will be featured at the first Arkansas Obesity Symposium on Dec. 11, 2013, at the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Fred W. Smith Auditorium, 12th floor.


UAMS Library Assists Researchers With NIH Public Access Policy

The UAMS Library is helping UAMS faculty significantly outperform the national average for compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy, which requires principal investigators to submit articles resulting from their NIH-funded research into PubMed Central within 12 months of publication.


TRI Health Literacy Research Grand Rounds Nov. 14

Michael Wolf, Ph.D., M.P.H., founder and director of the Health Literacy & Learning Program (HeLP) at Northwestern University, will present Rethinking Health Literacy Measures and Outcomes: A Research Agenda, from noon – 1 p.m., Nov. 14 in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, Room 8240.


The September TRIbune Newsletter Is Online

Representatives of the Translational Research Institute (TRI) and other research leaders have spent more than a year brainstorming and planning ways to help UAMS elevate its status as a nationally leading research institution.


Expert Panel to Offer Insights on NIH Peer-Review Process

NIH study section members from UAMS will share their experiences with and take questions about the NIH peer-review process Monday, Sept. 9, 1-2 p.m., in the Biomedical Research Center II, Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2. Panelists are Marie Chow, Ph.D., Peter Emanuel, M.D., Jeannette Y. Lee, Ph.D., and Daohong Zhou, M.D. The event is sponsored by the Office of Grants & Scientific Publications.


Clinical and Translational Science Journal Now Available

The peer-reviewed journal Clinical and Translational Science is now available online to all UAMS faculty and staff. The subscription was facilitated by TRI. If you are on campus, you can access the journal at the above link without having to login. From off-campus locations, use your UAMS login to access it through the UAMS Library website (go to ejournals under Quick Links to search by title).  If you are based at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and have trouble accessing this journal, please contact Techsource at (501) 364-5222, or email techsource@uams.edu. Otherwise, please email TRI@uams.edu.


The July TRIbune Newsletter Is Online

Stiff competition nationally for T32 training grants didn’t stop Philip Mayeux, Ph.D., two years ago from persuading the UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) to help the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology earn one of the prestigious awards, which support predoctoral fellows.


TRI Health Literacy Research Grand Rounds

Terry C. Davis, Ph.D., a pioneer in the field of health literacy, will kick off the UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) Health Literacy Research Grand Rounds Series on July 24.

The free program, from noon-1 p.m. in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, Room 8240, is for UAMS researchers, clinicians, residents and graduate students interested in health literacy research. Lunch will be provided to the first 40 participants.


NIH Gets Tough on Noncompliance With Public Access Policy

For non-competing continuation grant awards with a start date of July 1, 2013, or beyond NIH will delay processing of an award if publications arising from it are not in compliance with the NIH public access policy. NIH leaders are encouraging principal investigators to start thinking about public access compliance when papers are planned. Discuss with your co-authors how the paper will be submitted to PubMed Central, and who will do so.


Join the ACTS; It’s Free

Complimentary individual memberships to the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) are available through TRI. Members receive some exciting benefits that help increase their presence in the clinical and translational science community. Learn more and join online.


NIEHS-NCATS-UNC DREAM Toxicogenetics Challenge Opens Today

An innovative crowdsourced computational Challenge, called the NIEHS-NCATS-UNC DREAM Toxicogenetics Challenge, was launched June 11. The objective of this Challenge is to obtain a greater understanding about how a person’s individual genetics can influence cytotoxic response to exposure to widely used chemicals. It is being led and organized by scientists from Sage Bionetworks, DREAM, the University of North Carolina, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).


TRI Sets May 21 Research CHAT

This meeting topic will be Comprehensive Research Informatics Suite (CRIS) is ready for UAMS. Are you?
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Fred W. Smith Conference Center, Auditorium, 12th Floor


Career Development Conference Focuses on Health Equity

UAMS, in collaboration with the University of Maryland Center for Health Equity, will conduct its inaugural Developing Health Equity Leaders Conference on May 30. This 1-day professional development conference is intended for UAMS faculty, clinicians, fellows, post-docs, and scientists interested in health disparities and health equity research.

To register, contact Elizabeth Patterson, eapatterson@uams.edu or 614-2287.


 KL2s Offer Salary Support, Research Funds

Applications are being accepted through June 3 for TRI-sponsored KL2 Career Development Awards. View the KL2 web page and complete RFA here. A flier about the program is here. Contact: rgdennis@uams.edu or 526-0363.


TRI Sets Research Symposium for March 8

Anyone interested in comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered outcomes research is invited to attend a Translational Research Institute (TRI)-sponsored symposium scheduled for Friday, March 8, from noon to 4 p.m. in the College of Public Health, Room G219. More information.


TRI Sets March 19 Research CHAT

(Constructive Help, Advice and Tips)

This meeting topic will be “How to Get the Most Out of SIVs”(Site Initiation Visits)
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

An informal mentoring/support session for people who coordinate clinical research studies, by people who coordinate clinical research studies. Join us for questions, answers, encouragement and snacks. This group meets the fourth Tuesday every other month.


TRI Releases RFA for Annual Pilot Awards

Applications are now being accepted for the Translational Research Institute’s (TRI) annual Clinical and Translational Pilot Research Awards. The pilot awards are up to $50,000 each and will provide funding for one year. The deadline for pre-proposals is Feb. 6, 2013. View the complete RFA here.


TRI Seeking Applicants for Collaborative Scholars Awards

The UAMS Translational Research Institute is inviting applications for the Clinical and Translational Collaborative Scholars Awards program. The awards are up to $5,000 and will assist in facilitating new and existing collaborations within the newly formed Western States Collaborative, which includes UAMS, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Kansas University and the University of Utah (see RFA announcement below). The deadline for submission is April 30, 2013. View the complete RFA here.


TRI Announces Funding Opportunities for 4-State CTSA Collaborative

The Western States Collaborative, which includes the UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Kansas University and the University of Utah, has issued a request for applications (RFA) for clinical and translational research pilot projects. The RFA’s purpose is to promote inter-institutional  collaboration involving at least two of the four NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) institutions. Pilot funding amounts will vary depending on the number of institutions involved in a project. UAMS’ application deadline is Feb. 15, 2013. The complete RFA is here.


Big Data Boost

The UAMS Enterprise Data Warehouse has added data from about 200,00 patients from UAMS Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) Family Medical Centers around the state. This gives the TRI-supported Data Warehouse about one million patients whose de-identified data can support a wide range of research. You can read more about the Data Warehouse here.


Join Us for Core Day and Win an iPad!

Please join the Translational Research Institute (TRI) Translational Technologies Core for our 2012 Core Day on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Wilson Education Building. Core Day is being held in association with Professional Development Day.

Core Day, a drop-by event, will give you the opportunity to meet Core staff and learn about the UAMS Core Facilities and Technical Services available to help you in your research. Core facilities are pay-per-use research laboratories or analytical services.

Refreshments will be provided and there will be a drawing for an iPad. Contact Regina Dennis at rgdennis@uams.edu with any questions.

You can view/print a flier about the event here.

Professional Development Day will begin at 8 a.m., Nov. 15 in Room 226 of the Wilson Education Building. For a full program and registration information visit www.uams.edu/facultyaffairs/Professionaldevelopment/2012.pdf. or contact Brenda Burks at 526-4685.


The Translational Research Institute (TRI) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grants UL1TR000039 and KL2TR000063. The CTSA program is led by the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). The content of this website is solely the responsibility of UAMS and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

All publications, patents, projects, etc., resulting from the utilization of TRI resources are required to credit the TRI grant by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgment and must comply with NIH Public Access Policy.