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April 17, 2020

TRI Helps Establish New Repository to Keep Faculty on Tenure Track

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. In response to COVID-19 restrictions, research like theirs can be submitted to the Scholarly Product Repository, which provides a public place to display research and other scholarly products.

Before Arkansas had its first COVID-19 case, the reality of the impending pandemic was already setting in for UAMS faculty as cancellations for scientific conferences worldwide were announced one after another like falling dominos. For scientists and academics, presenting to their peers at conferences is one of the main ways other than publications that they…


April 14, 2020

The TRIbune Is Here!

The TRIbune - March-April 2020

The March-April TRIbune highlights an important CTSA collaborative with 66 UAMS faculty taking part. The External Reviewer Exchange Consortium involves nine institutions and enables an efficient network for sharing the workload of pilot grant application reviews. It is one of the first formalized reviewer exchanges with an online dashboard for streamlining the process. This issue…


$765,789 Grant to Focus on Racial, Ethnic Health Disparities

Mick Tilford, Ph.D., and Jonathan Bona, Ph.D., will lead the T32 Training Program.

A five-year, $765,789 grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ((UAMS) will support teaching graduate students advanced analytics to address racial and ethnic health disparities. The grant, from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), establishes the Arkansas Center for Health Disparities T32 Pre-doctoral Research Training Program. Mick Tilford, Ph.D.,…


April 13, 2020

UAMS Names Inaugural Research Academy Scholars

Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D., UAMS Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (above, file photo), partnered with Laura James, M.D., director of the UAMS Translational Research Institute, to establish the Research Academy Scholars Mentored Grant Writing Program.

An inaugural class of six UAMS faculty has been selected as Research Academy Scholars, a joint initiative of the UAMS Division of Research and Innovation and UAMS Translational Research Institute. The new scholars program includes the Mentored Grant-Writing Program, with training from a nationally recognized grant-writing expert and mentorship from UAMS faculty with strong track…


April 7, 2020

Seven Receive Inaugural Team Science Awards

Carolyn Greene, Ph.D., who directs TRI's Team Science Program, discusses the program at TRI's fall 2019 planning retreat.

The UAMS Translational Research Institute today announced its first Team Science Voucher Program recipients. The voucher program aims to increase the quantity, quality and effectiveness of cross-disciplinary research at UAMS. Awards of up to $50,000 went to seven UAMS teams from a pool of 26 applications. A study section (group) of 10 UAMS faculty reviewers…


March 31, 2020

TRI Names Four Entrepreneurship Scholars

Emilie Darrigues, Ph.D., is one of four new HSIE Scholars announced by TRI. (File photo, by Benjamin Krain)

The UAMS Translational Research Institute Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HSIE) Postdoctoral Training Program has named four postdoctoral scholars for its class of 2022. The scholars, selected in a competitive application process, will begin two years of mentored entrepreneurship training July 1. The HSIE Postdoctoral Scholars – all from the UAMS College of Medicine –…


TRI Announces Inaugural Class of Data Scholars

(L-R) Nishank Jain, M.D., M.P.H., Margarete Kulik, Ph.D., M.Sc., and Yasir Rahmatallah, Ph.D., were selected as the inaugural class of Data Scholars.

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) has selected three Data Scholars for its inaugural 2020-21 class. TRI’s Data Scholars Program supports UAMS faculty in learning and applying the principles and methods of data analytics and data sciences to inform clinical practice and policy. Scholars will pursue formal course work in addition to mentoring during their data-driven…


March 20, 2020

Diet, Cancer Radiation Finding Earns Best Paper for TRI KL2 Scholar

The research team, l-r: Stepan Melnyk, Rupak Pathak, Kristy Kutanzi, Sarita Garg, Isabelle Miousse, Laura Ewing, Igor Koturbash, and Charles Skinner.

UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) KL2 Scholar Isabelle Racine Miousse, Ph.D., is the lead author on a publication selected as the best research paper in the March issue of the American Journal of Physiology – Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. The selection was announced by the American Physiological Society APSselect. Miousse is an assistant professor in…


March 18, 2020

TRI Offers CBPR Scholars Program with Pilot Funding Opportunities

Kate Stewart, M.D., M.P.H., leads TRI's Community Engagement Program.

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) is looking for researchers interested in partnering with community organizations and attending a Community Based Participatory Research Training Program. CBPR is a collaborative approach to research that equitably involves all partners in the research process and recognizes the unique strengths that each brings. Researchers who are interested but need help…


March 12, 2020

UAMS Researchers Have COVID-19’s ‘Fingerprint’

The UAMS Arkansas Center for Genomic Epidemiology & Medicine (ArC-GEM) team.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has the attention of biomedical researchers across the globe, including at UAMS. Researchers at the UAMS Arkansas Center for Genomic Epidemiology & Medicine (ArC-GEM) are applying their comparative genomic analysis and sequencing prowess to the disease. The ArC-GEM team has also studied the Ebola virus, Zika virus, and the mumps outbreak in Northwest…



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