July 26, 2016

July TRIbune Features Clinical Trials Gains

TRIbune July 2016

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) is finding innovative ways to accelerate the pace of clinical trials while taking on more studies than ever. This month’s TRIbune highlights the advances of the Project Support Unit, which helps UAMS researchers conduct clinical trials. The newsletter spotlights a Project Support Unit stalwart, Mtonya Hunter-Lewis, in its TRI &…

July 22, 2016

Women’s Heart Health National Town Hall Now Available on Video

A video recording is now online featuring the recent UAMS/TRI-hosted Our Community, Our Health national conversation about women’s heart health. The video features UAMS College of Nursing researchers who specialize in women’s heart health and a community representative with a life-threatening heart condition. The event was sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute Community Engagement…

July 19, 2016

UAMS, Arkansas Faith Leaders Gather to Promote Health Equity

Keneshia Bryant

Nearly 200 Arkansas faith leaders, health ministries, educators, researchers and health care providers recently gathered in Little Rock to make connections and share ideas that will help reduce health disparities in Arkansas. The second annual Community-Campus Partnership Conference to Address Health Disparities was hosted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) at the…

July 11, 2016

TRI Welcomes New Council Members

TRI was excited to welcome its new External Advisory Council – State and Community Stakeholders in June. The State and Community Stakeholders are an addition to TRI’s External Advisory Council, which has always included NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) leaders from large and small institutions across…

New Illustrated Video for ARresearch.org Highlights Importance of Research Participation


The Translational Research Institute (TRI), in partnership with UAMS Communications & Marketing, has produced a new illustrated video that explains the importance of public participation in research and the opportunity to join a registry of volunteers at ARresearch.org. The video is part of TRI’s ongoing initiatives to reach Arkansas’ diverse communities. ARresearch.org is designed to…

July 5, 2016

NIH Awards Early Career Grants to Two UAMS Translational Research Institute–Trained Researchers


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) early career researchers Joshua Kennedy, M.D., and Taren Swindle, Ph.D., are recipients of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants that will support their work over the next several years. In May, Kennedy, whose laboratory is at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) on the Arkansas Children’s Hospital campus, received…