The Translational Research Institute (TRI) administers programs that help ensure a diverse pool of highly trained scientists are available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to address the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

KL2 Scholars Program
Initiated at UAMS in 2009, the KL2 Scholars program is designed to support the career development of junior faculty who are committed to research careers in clinical and translational science. Through a combination of didactic and mentored research training and 75 percent protected time, KL2 Scholars acquire the foundation and support for developing their own research programs.

TL1 Training
In 2015, TRI established the Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HSIE) Training Program, which aims to help the next generation of health scientists transform their discoveries into benefits for health care. TRI hopes to significantly augment the HSIE Program with a National Research Service Award (NRSA TL1), which is being sought as part of TRI’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) application to the National Institutes of Health National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).