November 30, 2015

TRI Offering Research Forums

Research Forum participant Aliza Brown, Ph.D.

Nov. 30, 2015 | Do you have a research idea and need some assistance moving forward? Have you submitted a grant application that did not get funded? The Translational Research Institute (TRI) may be able to help through its Research Forums. Research Forums are individually tailored help sessions to address your specific needs. They are…

Dec. 8 Seminar: ‘Introduction to Methods of Financing a Startup’

The next monthly Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HSIE) seminar will be Dec. 8 at 4 p.m., Cancer Institute, 10th floor, Walton Auditorium. The seminar, “Introduction to Methods of Financing a Startup,” will be presented by two Innovate Arkansas advisors: Ted Dickey, a chartered financial analyst and general partner of CDFP Capital’s real estate fund;…

November 24, 2015

TRI Research Grants Support UAMS Collaboration in Other States

Joshua Kennedy, M.D.

Nov. 24, 2015 | The UAMS Translational Research Institute announced recipients of two pilot grants aimed at stimulating collaborative research with institutions in other states. UAMS’ Joshua Kennedy, M.D., is the co-leader of a one-year project with the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC).  Another project is co-led by UAMS’ Sean Adams,…

November 20, 2015

UAMS TRI, Community Groups Celebrate Research Partnerships

TRI Community Advisory Board members Naomi Cottoms, Charles Moore and Ann Huff with Kathryn Hall-Trujillo (center).

Nov. 20, 2015 | Twenty-five community groups were honored Nov. 13 for their contributions to research at the 3rd annual Community Partner Celebration sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI). The celebration, at the Center at University Park in Little Rock, included welcome remarks from TRI Director Laura James, M.D., and UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn,…

November 17, 2015

TRIbune Newsletter

The November issue of TRI’s newsletter, The TRIbune, is now available. This issue features our clinical trials services, our promotion of health sciences innovation and entrepreneurship, KL2 Awardee Ling Gao, M.D., Ph.D., published in the NEJM, and TRI-cited publications.    DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER  

November 13, 2015

Request a Mock Study Section by Dec. 4 for February Proposals

TRI Mock Study Section

TRI is pleased to be able to offer Mock Study Sections for any researcher seeking review of an external grant application. Reviews are available for laboratory, animal and human participant study proposals. New submissions and resubmissions will be considered. Interested researchers can request a Mock Study Section through the TRI Portal ( and should submit draft copies…

UAMS Clinical Trials Medicare Coverage Analyses

Dec. 3, 2015 | The Medicare National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Clinical Trials outlines items and services that are not billable to Medicare. These include “items and services customarily provided by the research sponsors free-of-charge for any enrollee in the trial.”  The NCD provides no further clarification for this language. Historically UAMS has not negotiated…