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October 27, 2017

September/October TRIbune

TRI Newsletter

In our latest TRIbune we’re excited to share more about our recent funding from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health. We also announce our latest KL2 Scholar awardees. We have four this year, which is the most awarded since 2009, thanks to support from the UAMS Psychiatric…


October 19, 2017

TRI Releases First eBook for Researchers!

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The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) has released its first Research Recruitment and Resources eBook. The 22-page web-based booklet was designed to give researchers a user-friendly guide to resources to facilitate their work. Participant recruitment and other critical research services are covered, with links throughout to additional information and contacts in each area. Check it…


October 17, 2017

New Pilot Awards Available for CTSA Inter-institutional Studies

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The Western States Consortium, which includes the UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) and four other Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) institutions, has issued the call to all faculty for pilot award applications. In addition to TRI, the Western States Consortium members are the University of Kentucky, University of New Mexico, University of Kansas Medical Center,…


October 13, 2017

TRI Names Four New KL2 Scholars

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Four early career UAMS researchers were recently selected to receive KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Scholar Awards. The KL2 Scholar program provides two years of research training to junior faculty. It provides 75 percent salary support and up to $25,000 per year for research, tuition, travel and education. The scholars, all from the UAMS College…


October 11, 2017

UAMS TRI Receives $3.5 Million To Help Speed Discovery

TRI Director Laura James, M.D., speaks to researchers at the recent TRI Open House.

  The UAMS Translational Research Institute has received funding for a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) totaling $3,497,558 through Aug. 31, 2018. The 11 months of funding comes from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It will enable UAMS to continue its mission of accelerating…


October 10, 2017

Speed Collaborating Event Creates New Research Opportunities

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UAMS’ first Speed Collaborating event was so productive for at least one researcher that she joked she now has too many collaboration options. The two-hour gathering Oct. 5 drew 34 UAMS faculty. Researchers were paired based on their top five research interests and were given 5-10 minutes to discuss potential collaborations. After each brief session,…


September 28, 2017

TRI Calls for Community Partner Award Nominees

Naomi Cottoms and the Tri County Rural Health Network won the Chancellor's Award in 2016.

  Do you know a UAMS community or institutional partner that should be recognized for their collaboration with UAMS? The Translational Research Institute (TRI) is seeking nominations from faculty and staff for its fifth annual UAMS Community Partner Celebration on Nov. 17. This celebration recognizes the outstanding community partners that have helped make our various endeavors possible,…


September 15, 2017

TRI Research and Career Development Seminar Series Begins Sept. 22

The TRI Research and Career Development Seminar Series resumes Friday, Sept. 22, 8:30 – 10 a.m., in the ED II Building, G112 A/B. Jean McSweeney, Ph.D., R.N., will present, “ARresearch – UAMS’ Research Volunteer Registry.” Learn about the ARresearch Registry, how TRI recruits, and how you can use it for your research. McSweeney is associate…


September 6, 2017

First TRI Open House Draws More than 100

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The first Open House for the UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) drew more than 100 attendees from UAMS’ research community interested in learning about the resources and services offered by TRI. TRI held the open house as a fun way to introduce itself to new researchers and for others to learn more about what all…


TRI Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Drs. Beatrice Boateng, Ph.D., and Martha Rojo, Ph.D., R.N. (center l-r), were joined following the ceremony by UAMS Interim Chancellor Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D., (left) and Billy R. Thomas, M.D., Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion

UAMS Translational Research Institute faculty Beatrice Boateng, Ph.D., and Martha Rojo, Ph.D., R.N., were among those recognized Wednesday at UAMS’ 2017 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards Ceremony.  Boateng won the faculty award, while Rojo was a faculty nominee. Both are dedicated to their work for TRI and making health care and research more diverse…



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