May 26, 2016

The TRIbune Features Community Engagement

There are some exciting developments on UAMS’ community engagement front, and we focus on those in the May TRIbune. Our cover story is about TRI’s efforts leading up to UAMS’ first Community Scientist Academy; we’ve held two research information sessions that were well attended by the public, and we are planning more sessions this summer….

May 23, 2016

TRI Sets Stage for Community Scientist Academy

UAMS’ Victor Cardenas, Ph.D., discussed his work during a May 5 research information session for the public.

On a recent evening, three UAMS researchers went table to table, taking 10 minutes each to explain their work to small groups of people. Their audience was rapt. The 23 attendees with diverse backgrounds had come to learn something about research at UAMS, including how non-scientists can play a role. Tamiko Johnson, of Benton, recalled…

May 18, 2016

TRI Makes Plain-Language Consent Templates Available to Clinical Researchers


The Translational Research Institute (TRI), the Center for Health Literacy, and the IRB have collaborated to develop Plain-Language Consent Templates on a 5th to 6th grade reading level to improve participants’ comprehension of research procedures.  Consent forms often have complex sentence structure and use vocabulary that make it difficult for the average adult to understand….

May 13, 2016

Watch the Latest Television Interview on


This week KARK 4 aired an interview about UAMS/TRI’s Anna Huff (photo, left), discussed her participation in research and the benefits of her experience. Both Huff and Jean McSweeney, Ph.D., explained how joining the registry of research volunteers benefits all Arkansans and noted the need for diversity in research participation. By joining the…