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. 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 analytics and artificial intelligence,…

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…

October 15, 2018

ARresearch ‘Kick-Starts’ Digital Health Study Enrollment

UAMS' Carolyn Greene , Ph.D., recently spoke about her study during a digital health gathering of area researchers and other experts in the field.

A UAMS NIH-funded digital health study needed 128 participants with mild to moderate depression. Within 10 weeks, it had 103, well ahead of schedule, said Carolyn Greene, Ph.D., who is leading the study. TRI’s ARresearch registry of volunteers, she said, has provided about 20 participants. “That was a good way for us to kick-start this…

The October TRIbune Is Out!

The TRIbune, Oct. 2018

In this month’s TRIbune we’re highlighting digital health research successes. For Tamara Perry, M.D., years of dedication developing an asthma application to help teens got a big shot in the arm with a $3.1 million NIH grant. Her app will be tested with 400 asthma patients over the next five years. Perry used data and…

September 25, 2018

TRI Implementation Science Visiting Lecturer

Anne Sales, Ph.D., R.N.

Anne Sales, Ph.D., R.N., from the University of Michigan, will present “Frameworks to Strategies: Designing Implementation Interventions” on Thursday, Sept. 27, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Rahn Building, 8/240. She will discuss current issues in implementation science, including types and uses of implementation research frameworks, strategies, and interventions. She will discuss how these can be used in…

September 20, 2018

September TRIbune

The TRIbune is a publication of the UAMS Translational Research Institute

In this issue of The TRIbune, we highlight the work of Dr. Prasad Padala, M.D., whose TRI pilot award helped him acquire a $1.1 million VA grant. Padala is conducting an exciting study using magnetic stimulation of the brain (rTMS) to help delay the onset of dementia. TRI Director Laura James, M.D., reminds researchers of…

September 10, 2018

Call for Pilot Awards to Address Opioid Addiction and Pain Management

Call for Pilot Award Applications to Address Opioid Addiction and Pain Management. (Image credit: Science News/Federico Gastaldi)

Researchers are encouraged to apply for pilot study awards being offered for opioid addiction and pain management research. Funded by UAMS, one-year awards of $25,000 will be available for studies that can produce data to support applications for larger extramural awards. Letters of intent (LOI) are due Oct. 8, 2018, by noon. View the Letter of Intent…

September 6, 2018

UAMS Employees, It’s Time to Nominate Your Community Partners!

Pastors Johnny Smith and Jerome Turner accepted the Chancellor’s Community Research Partner Award for the Phillips and Jefferson Counties Faith Task Forces

UAMS faculty and staff, here’s your chance to have UAMS recognize the work of your community partners! The Translational Research Institute (TRI) will host its sixth annual UAMS Community Partner Celebration on Nov. 16, 2018. This celebration recognizes the outstanding community partners that have helped make our various endeavors possible, whether it involves research, education…

August 23, 2018 Registry Hits 5,000 Volunteer Milestone

Members of the TRI ARresearch recruitment team, including (l-r, bottom row) David Robinson, Jean McSweeney, Ph.D., Cindy Witkowski, Martha Rojo, Ph.D., Laura James, M.D., Robbie Hunt, (back row) Michael Bailey, Amy Jo Jenkins and Pam Christie. Not pictured, Sandra Hatley.

A registry that matches people’s health interests with research studies at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) now has more than 5,000 Arkansans signed up. The milestone was reached just two years after the registry was created to help address the critical need for research study volunteers. “Five thousand is significant because now…

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