December 19, 2018

UAMS Opioid/Pain Pilot Awardees Named

(Image credit: Science News/Federico Gastaldi)

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 26, 2018

November-December TRIbune

The TRIbune

The November–December TRIbune newsletter features the unique community engaged research of Keneshia Bryant-Moore, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC. Bryant-Moore, a TRI KL2 Scholar graduate, has secured five Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) awards. The funding supports her research in partnership with faith leaders to address depression and other health issues in underserved populations. We also highlight the work of Andrew…

November 20, 2018

Chancellor’s Community Partner Award Goes to Better Community Development Inc.

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA (left), and TRI Director Laura James, M.D. (far right), presented the award to the Rev. William H. Robinson, Deborah Bell and Arlene Williams

Better Community Development Inc. (BCD), which has a 25-year history of collaboration with UAMS, received the Chancellor’s Community Research Partner Award at the UAMS Translational Research Institute Community Partner Celebration. UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, and TRI Director Laura James, M.D., presented the award to the Rev. William H. Robinson, Deborah Bell and Arlene…

November 15, 2018

Ten Graduate from UAMS/TRI Community Scientist Academy

The fall 2018 Community Scientist Academy graduates are (l-r): Christine Murrell, Karen Boone, NaKisha Holmes, Sherita Williams, Sarah Pilcher, Jerusha Wynn, Dr. Julia Chears-Young, Jay Young and Ferrin Lunestad.

Researcher Tiffany Haynes, Ph.D., threw down the gauntlet for the 10 graduates of the UAMS Community Scientist Academy. “You can’t stop here,” Haynes, assistant professor in the UAMS College of Public Health, said in her keynote speech. She urged the group at their Oct. 30 graduation to share their experience in the academy on social…

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

View Recording of ‘Revised Common Rule Overview’ Presentation

Learn about the upcoming changes to the Common Rule.

If you missed the ‘Revised Common Rule Overview,’ you can now view a recording of the Oct. 30 presentation by UAMS IRB Director Jennifer Holland, J.D., and IRB Program Manager Edith Paal, M.S.Journ., MPH. View it on UAMS Blackboard Collaborate.

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…

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…

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