December 4, 2014

UAMS TRI Director Laura James, M.D., Named Inaugural Arkansas Research Alliance Fellow

Dec. 3, 2014 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Laura James, M.D., was announced today as an inaugural fellow of the Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) during a news conference at the state Capitol. The ARA Fellows program recognizes distinguished university research leaders who are already working in the state. ARA Fellows are…


December 3, 2014

UAMS, TRI Honor Community Groups for Research Partnerships

Twenty-four groups from across Arkansas were honored Dec. 4 at the 2nd Annual Community Partners Celebration for their work in support of research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute, the annual celebration dinner included a welcome from Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., and remarks by Karen…


December 1, 2014

TRI KL2 Alum Publishes in Health Affairs, Speaks at National Press Club

Special needs children with medical complexity, who see multiple specialists for more than one chronic condition, are more likely to have a health care need go unmet, according to a paper by Dennis Kuo, M.D., an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute…


October 16, 2014

TRI, COPH Students Team Up to Conduct Survey of Community Health Needs

In August, the Translational Research Institute (TRI) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) joined a national collaborative effort which will help the TRI assess and better understand to the health needs of individuals living in Central Arkansas, as well as their interest in taking part in research. The TRI is one of…


TRI Helping UAMS Researchers Obtain Credentials for VHA Data

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) has established a mechanism that will help UAMS investigators obtain the credentials necessary to use Veterans Health Administration (VHA) data repositories in their research. The VHA is the United States’ largest integrated health care system with more than 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.76 million veterans each year. This integrated…


TRI Receives Grant to Expand UAMS Clinical Research Training

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) will expand clinical research training with support from a $75,000 supplemental award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). TRI will use the funding over the next six months to support the clinical research specialist program and expand curriculum and online training opportunities….


Funding Opportunities

This list of funding opportunities was updated Oct. 10 and includes a tab with archived funding opportunities that remain open.


October 4, 2014

Telehealth Pilot Awarded to UAMS, UAF Collaborators

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Translational Research Institute (TRI) and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (UAF) have awarded $20,000 for a telehealth pilot research project led by Sarah Rhoads Kinder, Ph.D., D.N.P., an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her project is titled, “Postpartum Management…


September 25, 2014

TRI Removing Step in IRB Protocol Submission Process

Research protocols submitted through CLARA are no longer receiving an automatic content review prior to the protocols’ arrival at the UAMS Institutional Review Board (IRB) office. On Oct. 13, the UAMS Translational Research Services Center (TRSC) began routing all submissions not requiring budget/coverage analysis directly to the IRB, where they will receive their first content…


September 12, 2014

Analytics Tools Help TRI Size Up UAMS’ Research Past, Future

Jiang Bian, Ph.D., found that TRI has had a positive impact on research at UAMS. A recent analysis found that TRI has played an important and effective role in promoting collaborative research at UAMS. Led by Jiang Bian, Ph.D., the social network analysis looked at researcher collaborations based on grant data from 2006 to 2012….



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