July 11, 2016

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

volThe 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 engage visitors with inviting, colorful pages and a message that is clear and compelling. The illustrated video joins three videos on ARresearch.org highlighting the stories of community members who have participated in research at UAMS or have partnered with UAMS to conduct research. 

The idea for the video came from TRI’s participation in the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Recruitment & Retention Working Group. During its January meeting, Keck Medicine of USC presented an illustrated video that focused on the importance of clinical trial participation.

“We saw the video as a great opportunity for TRI to communicate the serious, complex message of research participation in a fun, engaging way,” said TRI Director Laura James, M.D. 

The video was recently posted to TRI’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Please like and share!

For those not on Facebook or Twitter, watch it at ARresearch.org (What is ARresearch.org? page).

Or you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/4OO7KYhyZUE.