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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…


June 20, 2019

The Seven Traits of a Successful Translational Scientist

Translational Science

What makes a successful translational scientist? Members of Translation Together, an international partnership with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and other organizations collaborated to answer this question. Their work resulted in a vision of the ideal translational scientist that encompasses seven traits. Read more about what it means to be a translational…


The June TRIbune

Jeremy Thomas, Pharm.D., (front) is using a TRI pilot award to test interactive video as a way to provide clinical pharmacy services to rural patients. The pilot has helped Thomas and Geoffrey Curran, Ph.D., leverage additional funding to expand the telepharmacy effort.

In this month’s TRIbune we feature some exciting developments in implementation science. Geoffrey Curran, Ph.D., and Jeremy Thomas, Pharm.D., are leading newly funded efforts to address critical health care issues for rural residents. Implementation science is a relatively new field that aims to promote the uptake of evidence-based interventions into routine care. Curran, who leads…


May 21, 2019

The May TRIbune Is Here!

Meredith Zozus, Ph.D., front right, with her team (l-r): Ph.D. students Kat Donovan and Michael Rutherford, and Fan Yu, M.S. Not pictured, Anita Walden, M.S.

This month’s TRIbune features UAMS’ contributions to solving a complex research problem that affects all federally funded multisite clinical trials. The team led by Meredith Zozus, Ph.D., in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, is part of a multi-site effort that includes Duke and Vanderbilt universities. It is funded by a $1.88 million National Center for…


April 30, 2019

Community Scientist Academy Graduates First High School Class

Students in the Little Rock School District's Excel Program were the first high school students to graduate from the Community Scientist Academy.

Shanell Young, a senior at Little Rock Parkview, wasn’t sure what to expect during the spring 2019 UAMS Translational Research Institute Community Scientist Academy. After receiving her graduation certificate at a UAMS ceremony, she went to the lectern to share her takeaways. “What people actually refer to as research nowadays is really just googling,” she…


April 29, 2019

PCORI Funds Multistate Transgender Project Led by UAMS Researchers

(L-R) Kate Stewart, M.D., M.P.H., meets with Kyrstopher Stephens and Alex Marshall, Ph.D., M.P.H

The national Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is supporting a unique multistate project that builds on its previously funded work in Arkansas to address health care discrimination for transgender/nonbinary individuals – those whose gender identity differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. The two-year, $249,892 Engagement Award is co-led by Kate Stewart,…


TRIbune Newsletter Celebrates ARresearch 3-Year Anniversary

Keith Bush, Ph.D., is ahead of his participant enrollment goals for two studies thanks to the ARresearch volunteer registry.

This month’s TRIbune newsletter celebrates TRI’s three-year anniversary of ARresearch with a spotlight on Keith Bush, Ph.D., a UAMS researcher who extols the benefits of the ARresearch registry. He is also conducting potentially groundbreaking research using an MRI to test people’s ability to regulate their emotions. TRI Director Laura James, M.D., notes in her letter…


April 7, 2019

Pilot Awards to Address Health Challenges of Rural and Underrepresented Populations 

Pilot awards of up to $50,000 are available.

The UAMS Office of Vice Chancellor (Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D.) for Research and UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) are pleased to invite applications for a special pilot grant targeting the health challenges of rural and underrepresented populations. The purpose of this pilot grant opportunity is for faculty members to form new teams to generate data necessary to submit competitive…


March 25, 2019

The TRIbune Features UAMS Neurosurgeons’ Research

Featured in the March TRIbune are UAMS neurosurgeons who are principal investigators in a national study testing intracerebral hemorrhage treatments.

The latest TRIbune features the research of neurosurgeons J.D. Day, M.D., and Thomas W. Morris III. The co-principal investigators hope to help determine if a relatively new surgical procedure is better than standard medical management in certain cases of intracerebral hemorrhage. We also highlight the work of our Community Engagement program and its Community Scientist…



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