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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…


February 23, 2020

Researchers Invited to fastPACE Course to Learn Basics of Biomedical Commercialization

Register now for the fastPACE course - deadline is March 15.

Arkansas clinicians, researchers, and postdoctoral students are invited to attend a free course teaching the fundamentals of biomedical commercialization April 3 – May 1, 2020. The fastPACE course is designed for the busy biomedical academician with an early-stage project. It blends in-person and online education to help faculty, researchers and clinicians learn the basics of…


February 12, 2020

Mentors, New and Veteran, Find Value in TRI Workshop

Kevin Sexton, M.D., one of the workshop's faculty leaders, speaks to participants. (Mark Mathews photo)

Erin Mannen, Ph.D., has been a faculty member for just two years, and yet she is mentoring medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, a PhD student and a summer engineering intern. “I’m mentoring a lot of different folks,” she said. “And as a new faculty, I feel like I need a lot of mentoring for myself.”…


The TRIbune Is Here!

Atul Kothari, M.D., meeting with TRI Associate Director John Arthur, M.D., was the first UAMS researcher to vet his study idea with TRI for possible multisite collaboration in the Trial Innovation Network.

In the latest TRIbune newsletter, the UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) is excited to report about new possibilities for your research. In partnership with the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI), TRI is offering free consultations for researchers who may be interested in expanding their studies to other research institutions. The opportunity is being made available…


January 22, 2020

TRI Offers Listening Sessions for Researchers

Schedule your listening session today!

Are you a researcher with a study idea or an active study? Could it expand beyond UAMS to other institutions? TRI leaders are offering researchers Listening Sessions to help determine whether their studies could expand to multiple sites. TRI is well positioned to help facilitate multisite studies through the national network of Clinical and Translational…


Classes Begin for New TRI Community Research Leadership Training Program

Twelve devoted community leaders make up the inaugural TRI CPEARL class.

The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) this month kicked off its Community Partners Educated as Arkansas Research Leaders (CPEARL) class. The inaugural class includes 12 devoted community leaders. They are, back row: Meredith Flowers (Leaping Beyond), Demetrius Kelly (Better Community Development, Inc.), Willie Wade (Difference Makers of Hot Springs); front row: Manny Sepulveda (Arkansas Hispanic…



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