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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. 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 analytics and artificial intelligence,…


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…


The October TRIbune Is Out!

The TRIbune, Oct. 2018

In this month’s TRIbune we’re highlighting digital health research successes. For Tamara Perry, M.D., years of dedication developing an asthma application to help teens got a big shot in the arm with a $3.1 million NIH grant. Her app will be tested with 400 asthma patients over the next five years. Perry used data and…


September 27, 2018

TRI Open House ‘Eye-Opening’ for Researchers

Jonathan Laryea, M.D., (left) visits during the TRI Open House with Trey Spencer, M.S., (Biostatistics), Ahmad Baghal, M.D. (Arkansas Clinical Data Repository), and TRI Executive Director Amy Jo Jenkins, M.S.

Oleg Karaduta, M.D., made the rounds at TRI’s recent Open House, loading his bag with information cards, brochures and flyers from the 26 research services being promoted. While many are relevant to his work, the Mock Study Section/Grant Review program really caught his eye. “I am planning to submit a grant application in a couple…


September 25, 2018

TRI Implementation Science Visiting Lecturer

Anne Sales, Ph.D., R.N.

Anne Sales, Ph.D., R.N., from the University of Michigan, will present “Frameworks to Strategies: Designing Implementation Interventions” on Thursday, Sept. 27, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Rahn Building, 8/240. She will discuss current issues in implementation science, including types and uses of implementation research frameworks, strategies, and interventions. She will discuss how these can be used in…


September 20, 2018

September TRIbune

The TRIbune is a publication of the UAMS Translational Research Institute

In this issue of The TRIbune, we highlight the work of Dr. Prasad Padala, M.D., whose TRI pilot award helped him acquire a $1.1 million VA grant. Padala is conducting an exciting study using magnetic stimulation of the brain (rTMS) to help delay the onset of dementia. TRI Director Laura James, M.D., reminds researchers of…



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