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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…


January 8, 2020

Public Invited to Attend One-Day Community Scientist Academy

Academy participants gain a better understanding of UAMS research. (File photo)

The public is invited to attend a free, one-day Community Scientist Academy workshop Jan. 16 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The workshop will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and is for anyone interested in health research and even shaping the research UAMS conducts. Attendees will get an overview of UAMS research…


December 19, 2019

UAMS’ Laura James, M.D., Named to National Research Leadership Panel

Laura James, M.D., right, with UAMS' Kristin Zorn, M.D., at a recent TRI Strategic Planning Retreat.

Laura James, M.D., director of the UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI), has been named to the national Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program Steering Committee. The CTSA Program is administered by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health. TRI received a five-year, $24.2 million CTSA in July…


December 13, 2019

TRI Announces Pilot Recipients for Special Populations Studies

Henry K. Wong, M.D., Ph.D., explains his research in a video he produced as part of the pilot award application process.

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) has awarded three pilot research grants to UAMS faculty for studies of special populations in Arkansas. Special populations include children, older adults, minority groups, underserved communities, and rural populations. The grants of up to $50,000 are for one-year projects, and the researchers’ findings will be used to leverage larger grants…


December 10, 2019

November-December TRIbune

The TRIbune

As the November-December issue of The TRIbune reports, nearly 70 UAMS research leaders took part in a planning retreat that integrates TRI’s plans with the UAMS Vision 2029 Strategic Plan. There are many exciting initiatives in TRI’s plans, with the five-year, $24.2 million grant NCATS grant providing the catalyst for  innovative new research efforts at UAMS. TRI…


UAMS Community Partners Honored at Celebration Dinner

The Community Partner Celebration drew more than 100 attendees.

The UAMS Translational Research Institute’s Seventh Annual Community Partner Celebration recently honored 35 community partners for their crucial work in improving the health of all Arkansans and their exceptional partnerships with UAMS. Held Nov. 8 at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in downtown Little Rock, this year’s celebration included a recognition ceremony and dinner, live…



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