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August 17, 2017

July/August TRIbune

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Our latest TRIbune newsletter highlights data from the ARresearch.org database of nearly 3,500 registrants that is sure to be of interest to UAMS researchers. This issue’s TRIbutary reflects on our Research Mentoring Workshop held this summer, and our TRI & Me features Jonathan Young, a leader in our Clinical Trials Innovation Unit (CTIU). You’ll also…


August 11, 2017

TRI Open House Aug. 29!

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The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) will host an open house to showcase its many clinical and translational research services, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 4-5:30 p.m., in the Cancer Institute, 10th floor rotunda. We’ll have wine (starting at 4:30) and hors d’oeuvres as well as prize drawings. Best of all, you’ll get to meet the dedicated…


August 2, 2017

TRI Issues Call for KL2 Scholar Applications

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The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) is pleased to invite full applications for 2017 TRI KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Scholar Award Program. The KL2 Scholar Awards provide support for early career UAMS faculty with a professional degree (M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., D.N.P., Dr.PH., D.O., etc.) who are committed to an academic career in multidisciplinary clinical…


July 27, 2017

NCATS Day

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First NCATS Day Demonstrates Commitment to Patients Through Smarter Science To gain more insight about patients’ needs and discuss opportunities to integrate the patient perspective into translational research, NCATS convened the first NCATS Day on June 30, 2017, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. More than 150 people attended, including patients, their families and…


June 6, 2017

Strong Mentorship Helps Researcher Discover Success

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Craig Forrest, Ph.D., recalled the day four years ago when one of his Department of Microbiology and Immunology mentors, Xuming  Zhang, Ph.D., D.V.M., came looking for him. Forrest had sought input from Zhang and mentor Usha Ponnappan, Ph.D., on his first NIH National Cancer Institute grant application. Zhang found him in a fifth-floor lab of…


May/June TRIbune

TRIbune

The May/June TRIbune features our recent Patient Scientist Academy, which is an outgrowth of an idea put forth by our Community Advisory Board. We also feature translational research successes with roots in TRI, such as our TRIbutary story about Amanda Stolarz, Pharm.D., Ph.D., whose team won the Governor’s Cup for commercialization of a discovery. We…


May 11, 2017

Power of Research Not Lost on Graduates of Patient Scientist Academy

Learning how research is done at UAMS and how they can be a part of it was an eye-opener for the nine new graduates of the Translational Research Institute’s inaugural UAMS Patient Scientist Academy. Over four two-hour sessions in April, the academy covered research basics such as the difference between blind and double-blind trials, research…


Fire Alarm Disrupts, Does Not Deter TRI ‘A-Team’

Homer Paul, a research participant, was in the midst of a 10-hour series of blood draws and neurological tests for a new Parkinson’s disease drug when the fire alarm sounded at the UAMS Translational Research Institute’s (TRI) Clinical Trials Innovation Unit on the fifth floor of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute building….


May 4, 2017

UAMS Synthetic ‘Marijuana’ Researcher Presents Findings at National Meeting

The UAMS team studying synthetic marijuana includes (l-r) principal investigator Paul Prather, Ph.D., and co-Investigators Anna Radominska-Pandya, Ph.D.; Jeffery Moran, Ph.D.; William Fantegrossi, Ph.D.; and Laura James, M.D. Not pictured is co-Investigator Keith McCain, Pharm.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Some people who use so-called synthetic marijuana, known by names such as K2 and Spice, may be unable to metabolize the drug, leading them to experience its most harmful effects, a UAMS researcher said at the recent national Experimental Biology 2017 meeting in Chicago. Anna Radominska-Pandya, Ph.D., part of a UAMS research…


April 24, 2017

Faith, Community Leaders Address Health Disparities

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The importance of partnerships and networking to reduce health disparities was emphasized April 7 at the Community Campus Partnership Conference to address health disparities held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Little Rock. The conference, presented by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), brought together over 200 faith and community leaders, educators,…



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