About TRI

With support from TRI, researchers are using a multi-pronged approach to address health disparities in the Pacific Islander community in northwest Arkansas.

With support from TRI, researchers are using a multi-pronged approach to address health disparities in the Pacific Islander community in northwest Arkansas.

The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) provides resources to ensure the swift translation of research into healthcare advances. Established in 2009 and supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), TRI is a member of NCATS’ Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program. TRI’s goals include moving health science discoveries more quickly and efficiently into practice. This concept is often summarized by the phrases “bench-to-bedside” and “bedside-to-community” research. TRI provides timely access to research resources, including consultations, training and funding opportunities for both clinical and community-based investigators.

This support is available to UAMS researchers at the central UAMS campus in Little Rock, the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas Children’s and its Research Institute in Little Rock, and the Central Arkansas Veteran’s Healthcare System in Little Rock and North Little Rock.

To address health disparities, TRI fosters long-term partnerships with communities to help guide the development of meaningful research projects.

TRI’s mission is to be a catalyst for translational research initiatives in Arkansas and the U.S. that accelerate and disseminate advances to prevent, diagnose, and treat human illness.