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March 18, 2019

TRI Now Accepting Applications for KL2 Scholar Awards

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Junior faculty, here’s your chance to jump-start your careers! The Translational Research Institute (TRI) is now accepting applications for its KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Scholar Awards. Letters of Intent are due April 29, 2019. Applications are due June 10, 2019. Benefits of the two-year program: 75 percent salary support (up to $95,000 per year)…


March 5, 2019

Apply Now for UAMS Commercialization Course – Deadline Extended to March 22

Nancy Gray, Ph.D., president of UAMS BioVentures, LLC, leads the fastPace Course.

The application deadline for the second annual UAMS fastPACE Course has been extended to Friday, March 22. The 4-week biomedical commercialization course is designed for busy researchers and clinicians with an early stage project. It begins March 29. The course was developed by FastForward Medical Innovations at the University of Michigan and is modeled after the successful National…


February 24, 2019

The February TRIbune Newsletter

The February TRIbune

This month’s TRIbune newsletter highlights exciting developments with the TRI-supported Arkansas Clinical Data Repository (AR-CDR) team, led by Ahmad Baghal, M.D. This talented team is making UAMS clinical data, as well as data from other institutions, more accessible to researchers. Read The TRIbune.


February 7, 2019

TRI Helps Busy Neurosurgeon Lead Multiple Studies

UAMS neurosurgeon Erika Petersen, M.D., hopes research can provide the evidence needed to remove the "experimental" label from some of the therapies she offers.

Erika Petersen, M.D., saw the outlines of her career when she was just 16. As a participant in a summer research program at Duke Cancer Institute, she gained insights beyond the lab work. “As part of the program, I got to stand beside an anesthesiologist and watch open-heart surgery,” she said. “That was the moment…


January 28, 2019

Promise Garden Project Earns Unity Award for TRI, CAVHS

From left: Chancellor Cam Patterson with Unity Award winning team representatives Nia Indelicato, Pam Christie and Monica Smith, and Billy Thomas of the Center for Diversity Affairs.

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) was named winner of the Unity Award during the UAMS 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, sponsored by the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs. The Unity Award celebrated the legacy of service advocated by King with a challenge to UAMS groups to partner with others on community service…


December 19, 2018

UAMS Opioid/Pain Pilot Awardees Named

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Six UAMS faculty have received pilot awards in opioid addiction and pain research. The one-year awards of up to $25,000 each were made possible through the UAMS Office of Vice Chancellor for Research and are being administered by the UAMS Translational Research Institute. The pilot projects will provide important preliminary data for these research teams…


December 10, 2018

First UAMS Digital Health Conference a Hit for Researchers, Providers

Curtis Lowery, M.D., welcomed the 80-plus attendees to UAMS' first Digital Health Conference.

Nearly everyone in the audience raised their hand when Curtis Lowery, M.D., asked if they used their smartphones for banking or making purchases. In welcoming UAMS’ first Digital Health Conference on Nov. 30, he told the 80-plus attendees the health care industry has been frustratingly slower to follow the banking industry’s embrace of digital technology….


November 15, 2018

Amputation Pain Study at UAMS Enrolling Participants

Erika Petersen, M.D., a neurosurgeon and researcher, is leading the study at UAMS. Research participant Jared Jackson will travel to UAMS 14 times for up to five years.

People with frequent and recurring pain from an amputated leg are being enrolled in a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research study of a device designed to reduce amputation pain. Led at UAMS by Erika Petersen, M.D., a neurosurgeon and researcher, the study is part of a clinical trial being conducted at sites…


November 1, 2018

Digital Health Conference Nov. 30

Digital Health Conference

UAMS’ first Digital Health Conference will be Friday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at Reynolds Institute on Aging. View the agenda. There is no charge for attendance but you must register. Space is limited, so Register Now. Hear from leaders in the field how emerging digital technologies, such as mobile apps, wearable biomonitors, predictive…


October 19, 2018

UAMS Staff Recognized by International Group for Research Education Efforts

The work of UAMS research staff Melisa Clark, Carrie Chiaro and Amy Jo Jenkins was recently honored by SOCRA.

For a record seventh year in a row, the Arkansas chapter of the international Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) has been recognized for ensuring the highest quality research by providing the most continuing education hours of any chapter. The annual Chapter Chairperson Recognition Award was presented to Carrie Chiaro, M.P.H., C.C.R.P., from the UAMS…



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