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October 4, 2019

Showcase Affirms Maturity of Community-Engaged Research at UAMS

Tiffany Haynes, Ph.D., (left) and Keneshia Bryant-Moore, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., with their poster about developing a statewide network of faith leaders as research partners. Haynes and Bryant-Moore are TRI KL2 Scholar Award graduates.

Kate Stewart, M.D., M.P.H., was smiling as she gestured toward the room packed with community engagement-themed research posters at the Sept. 25 UAMS Showcase of Medical Discoveries. “Community-engaged research has grown a lot in the 22 years I have been here,” said Stewart, who leads the UAMS Translational Research Institute’s Community Engagement Program. “We would…


October 1, 2019

TRI’s Jenkins Installed as SOCRA President

Amy Jo Jenkins at the SOCRA Annual Conference

Amy Jo Jenkins, M.S., CCRP, CCRA, CCRC, TRI Executive Director, was installed as president of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) during a Sept. 27 ceremony in San Antonio, Texas. Jenkins led the establishment of the Arkansas chapter of SOCRA and is a past chair. SOCRA  chapters offer no-cost clinical research continuing education to…


September 16, 2019

Researchers Discover Services and Opportunities at First UAMS Research Expo

Yuet-Kin “Ricky” Leung, Ph.D., enjoyed the Research Expo with Nagai Chung Neville, Ph.D.

The UAMS Research Expo was a new experience for Yuet-Kin “Ricky” Leung, Ph.D., and one that will help get his research on solid footing as a new faculty member. “I’ve never seen this kind of expo before, and it’s very helpful for me,” said Leung, an associate professor in the College of Medicine Department of…


September 3, 2019

UAMS Offering Research Leadership Training to Community-Based Organizations

TRI file photo

Community-based organizations are invited to apply for a new research leadership training program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) that includes seed funding for community projects. Applications are due by Oct. 14, 2019, for the Community Partners Educated as Arkansas Research Leaders (CPEARL) Program, supported by the UAMS Translational Research Institute. Up…


August 26, 2019

TRI Names Five Pilot Awardees

Pilot grants to enable studies involving rural and underrepresented populations

Five UAMS faculty have received pilot awards in research targeting the health challenges of rural and underrepresented populations. The one-year awards of up to $50,000 each were made possible through the UAMS Office of Vice Chancellor for Research and are being administered by the TRI. Below are the awardees and their research project titles: Sara…


August 21, 2019

TRI Seeking Applications for Implementation Science Scholars Program

Geoffrey Curran, Ph.D.

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) is seeking applications for UAMS’ first Implementation Science Scholars Program, with awards available for up to five UAMS clinical faculty. Read the Request for Applications. Supported by TRI and its Clinical and Translational Science Award, the program will fund faculty interested in learning more about how to implement new practice…


August 20, 2019

Friday: Information Session on Grants Supporting Diversity and Re-Entry of Underrepresented Groups in Research

New funding is available for underrepresented groups in research.

Information session this Friday, Aug. 23, 10 – 11 a.m. Rahn Building, G226 The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) is inviting Letters of Interest from individuals in groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research who could benefit from a new program aimed at increasing diversity in the field. The program is funded by the National…


July 30, 2019

Five UAMS Researchers Receive Translational Research Training Awards

The new KL2 scholars are (front, l-r) Isabelle Racine Miousse, Ph.D.,Tara Johnson, M.D., Stefanie Kennon-McGill, Ph.D., Pearman Parker, Ph.D., and (inset) Jennifer Vincenzo, Ph.D. Back: TRI Director Laura James, M.D., and KL2 Program Co-Director W. Brooks Gentry, M.D.

The UAMS Translational Research Institute has awarded five early-career UAMS researchers with KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Program Scholar Awards. The program provides two years of instruction and mentored research training. Scholars receive 75% salary support and up to $25,000 per year for research, tuition, travel expenses and education materials. The KL2 Scholars were chosen from 11 applicants,…


July 17, 2019

UAMS Translational Research Institute Launches Entrepreneurship Training Program with University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Astha Malhotra, Ph.D., provided an overview of her research in 3-D printing and tissue regeneration during a kick-off meeting of the entrepreneurship training program.

A first-of-its-kind entrepreneurship training program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will teach its most promising young innovators how to move their health-science technologies into the marketplace. The UAMS Translational Research Institute kicked off the program with the announcement of its first four postdoctoral trainees in the Health Science Innovation & Entrepreneurship…


July 8, 2019

NIH Awards Five-Year, $24.2 Million Grant to UAMS Translational Research Institute

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, left, listens to Laura James, M.D., director of the UAMS Translational Research Institute, at the announcement of $24.2 million in new funding for the institute.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Translational Research Institute announced July 3 it will receive five years of federal funding totaling $24.2 million to accelerate research that addresses Arkansas’ biggest health challenges. The Translational Research Institute helps researchers turn their ideas and findings into new medical treatments and other health interventions. Its focus is…



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