January 8, 2020

Public Invited to Attend One-Day Community Scientist Academy

The public is invited to attend a free, one-day Community Scientist Academy workshop Jan. 16 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

The workshop will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and is for anyone interested in health research and even shaping the research UAMS conducts. Attendees will get an overview of UAMS research in a relaxed environment and will become prepared as a potential partner with UAMS on its community-related projects.

To learn more and sign up, contact Nicki Spencer, ndspencer@uams.edu, 501-526-6626.

Academy participants will interact with UAMS researchers and community members involved in research in small roundtable discussions and other interactive sessions. They will learn:

  • How researchers decide what health issues to study.
  • The research process.
  • The benefits of individual and community organizations’ involvement in research.

UAMS conducts clinical research and community-based studies across Arkansas, including its hospital in Little Rock and regional clinics. UAMS faculty also conduct research at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.

The Community Scientist Academy is sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Clinical and Translational Sciences Award Program, grant UL1TR003107.