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TRI Names Four Implementation Science Pilot Awardees

The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) has approved research pilot study awards for four researchers totaling $200,000. The annual awards of up to $50,000 each are made to projects with the strongest likelihood of leading to improved health and health care. This is the first year TRI has offered awards for pilots focused on implementation science projects. Implementation science is the study of methods to

November 17th, 2017|

Accelerating Discovery Aided by New NCATS Award

TRI Director Laura James, M.D., speaks to researchers at the recent TRI Open House. Accelerating Discovery Aided by New NCATS Award The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) has received funding for a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) totaling $3,497,558 through Aug. 31, 2018. The 11 months of bridge funding comes from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

October 27th, 2017|

September/October TRIbune

In our latest TRIbune we’re excited to share more about our recent funding from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health. We also announce our latest KL2 Scholar awardees. We have four this year, which is the most awarded since 2009, thanks to support from the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute and Arkansas Children’s Research Institute! You can read

October 27th, 2017|

TRI Releases First eBook for Researchers!

The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) has released its first Research Recruitment and Resources eBook. The 22-page web-based booklet was designed to give researchers a user-friendly guide to resources to facilitate their work. Participant recruitment and other critical research services are covered, with links throughout to additional information and contacts in each area. Check it out!    

October 19th, 2017|

New Pilot Awards Available for CTSA Inter-institutional Studies

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 New Mexico, University of Kansas Medical Center, and University of Utah, all part of the national CTSA

October 17th, 2017|

TRI Names Four New KL2 Scholars

Four early career UAMS researchers were recently selected to receive KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Scholar Awards. The KL2 Scholar program provides two years of research training to junior faculty. It provides 75 percent salary support and up to $25,000 per year for research, tuition, travel and education. The scholars, all from the UAMS College of Medicine, are: Lisa Brents, Ph.D., instructor, Department of Phamacology

October 13th, 2017|

UAMS TRI Receives $3.5 Million To Help Speed Discovery

TRI Director Laura James, M.D., speaks to researchers at the recent TRI Open House. The UAMS Translational Research Institute has received funding for a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) totaling $3,497,558 through Aug. 31, 2018. The 11 months of funding comes from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It will enable UAMS

October 11th, 2017|

Speed Collaborating Event Creates New Research Opportunities

Lisa Brents, Ph.D., and Robert Reis, Ph.D., participated in UAMS' first Speed Collaborating event. UAMS' first Speed Collaborating event was so productive for at least one researcher that she joked she now has too many collaboration options. The two-hour gathering Oct. 5 drew 34 UAMS faculty. Researchers were paired based on their top five research interests and were given 5-10 minutes to discuss

October 10th, 2017|

TRI Calls for Community Partner Award Nominees

Naomi Cottoms and the Tri County Rural Health Network won the Chancellor's Award in 2016. Do you know a UAMS community or institutional partner that should be recognized for their collaboration with UAMS? The Translational Research Institute (TRI) is seeking nominations from faculty and staff for its fifth annual UAMS Community Partner Celebration on Nov. 17. This celebration recognizes the outstanding community partners

September 28th, 2017|

TRI Research and Career Development Seminar Series Begins Sept. 22

The TRI Research and Career Development Seminar Series resumes Friday, Sept. 22, 8:30 - 10 a.m., in the ED II Building, G112 A/B. Jean McSweeney, Ph.D., R.N., will present, "ARresearch - UAMS’ Research Volunteer Registry." Learn about the ARresearch Registry, how TRI recruits, and how you can use it for your research. McSweeney is associate dean for research and professor and co-director of the Ph.D.

September 15th, 2017|