Community & Collaboration

The Community Engagement component of the Translational Research Institute (TRI) fosters collaborative partnerships among three stakeholder communities that are vital in developing the relationships needed to promote translational research and applying research findings to delivery of medical and public health services.

TRI provides services and resources to three stakeholder communities:

Public and Lay Community comprises various segments of the state population defined by salient demographic or health-related parameters (e.g., place of residence, race/ethnicity, risk behaviors, medical diagnoses).

Health Practice Community comprises professionals and professional groups that facilitate clinical and public health practice (e.g., clinicians, hospitals, public health agencies, health insurance vendors).

Academic Research Community comprises university faculty, staff and students researching the broad range of issues relevant to etiology and management of illness.

Program Leadership

Jan Greer Sullivan, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Biography
Mary (Kate) Stewart, M.D.
Jennifer Hankins, M.P.H.
Program Manager
Nakita Lovelady, M.P.H.
Program Manager

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.