Advice & Consultation

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) was developed to help clinical and translational research investigators and their staff navigate the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) research infrastructure. Investigators are encouraged to contact the TRI with inquiries or assistance.


  • Assess researchers’ needs
  • Guide and connect researchers to available resources
  • Facilitate access to UAMS and TRI resources available for clinical and translational research
  • Facilitate the progress of translational research from conception to analysis to publication of data
  • Advocate for researchers and research staff, breaking down barriers to facilitate research



Ballard_Amy Amy Ballard, M.Ed.
Administrative Director
501-526-7684 (office)
lisa Lisa Jackson, J.D., R.N., B.S.N.
Executive Director
501-526-0367 (office)