February 1, 2017

UAMS’ Data Sluice Machine

If new biomedical discoveries are like gold, to borrow the metaphor used by Meredith Zozus, Ph.D., the prospecting days are fast coming to an end. A new associate professor in the rapidly expanding Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), Zozus was explaining UAMS’ recent and forthcoming biomedical informatics strategies to benefit clinicians, biomedical researchers and graduate…

January 31, 2017

UAMS Graduates 29 Certified Research Specialists

Graduates pictured, front l-r: Kathleen Hicks, Susan Goolsby and Patricia Gminski Middle: Ashley Funderburg, Miranda Yelvington, Pamela Christie, Veronica Overton, Ashley Block and Matthew Kovak Back: Austin Lovenstein, Paul Griffiths, Edith Paal, Vernon Sincere Jr, Lisa McIntosh and Makethia Curtis.

Twenty-nine UAMS research professionals received Certified Research Specialist (CRS) certificates at a graduation ceremony on Jan. 27. The graduation followed training that occurred in 2016. The CRS program, managed by the Office of Research Compliance, requires that participants maintain Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Human Subjects Research training, complete 28 hours of relevant coursework, and…

January 27, 2017

Entrepreneurship Series Begins Today, Expands to Other CTSA Institutions

Amy Hester, Ph.D., R.N., will be the first presenter for this year’s Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Seminar Series.

The 2017 Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Seminar Series begins Feb. 1, with UAMS’ Amy Hester, Ph.D., R.N., director of Nursing Research and Innovation, speaking from 5 – 6 p.m. at the Reynolds Institute on Aging, Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium.  Hester will present “Innovating in Healthcare: Idea Formation to Revenue Generation and Everything in Between.” Hester’s research…

January 5, 2017

Congratulations to Our Yeti Winners!


UAMS’ Youzhong Yuan, M.D., Ph.D., in the Department of Pathology, was our third and final Yeti Tumbler winner in drawings  to celebrate UAMS Profiles’ recent system upgrade and first anniversary. Kandi Stallings-Archer, M.D., won a Yeti Tumbler in our second drawing, and Jonathan Goree, M.D., was our first winner.  Profiles is a networking tool designed to…

January 3, 2017

Research Highlighted in 2016 UAMS Achievements


UAMS saw numerous achievements in 2016, including in research. The year was highlighted by a $41.8 million NIH award to oversee a 17-site pediatric clinical trial network that will provide medically underserved and rural children access to clinical studies on the effect of environmental influences on early development.  Read more: http://bit.ly/2hKc71W

December 13, 2016

‘Medicine with Moursi’ Addresses ARresearch.org Question

In this video from KATV in Little Rock, a viewer of “Medicine with Moursi’” is thinking about joining the ARresearch.org volunteer participant registry, but he has a couple of questions. UAMS’ Mohammed Moursi, M.D., chief of vascular surgery, has the answers.  

November 29, 2016

Nov/Dec TRIbune Now Available

November/December TRIbune newsletter

If new biomedical discoveries are like gold, to borrow the metaphor used by UAMS’ Meredith Zozus, Ph.D., the prospecting days are fast coming to an end. But fear not; the November/December TRIbune newsletter features exciting new and forthcoming biomedical informatics strategies to help ensure that UAMS researchers continue to find “gold.” This issue also includes a…

TRI Recognizes UAMS’ Community Partners at Celebration Dinner

Naomi Cottoms received the Chancellor’s Community Research Partner Award

The UAMS Translational Research Institute honored UAMS’ many Arkansas community partners Nov. 18 with its fourth annual Community Partner Celebration. During the event at the Centre at University Park in Little Rock, Naomi Cottoms, executive director of Tri County Rural Health Network (Tri County), accepted the first Chancellor’s Community Research Partner Award on behalf of…

November 7, 2016

TRI Issues Call for Pilot Award Applications

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) has issued its 2017 Pilot Award Program request for applications (RFA).  This RFA seeks proposals for translational biomedical informatics approaches that examine rural health and health care issues. The awards are $50,000 maximum and have a one-year time limit.  Note that TRI has restructured its Pilot Program to align with the priorities…

November 1, 2016

GCP Training Required by Jan. 1, 2017

Amy Jo Jenkins, with Lawrence Cornett, Ph.D., presented about the GCP training requirement during the monthly RESIN meeting.

On Sept. 16, 2016, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released its Policy on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training for NIH Awardees Involved in NIH-Funded Clinical Trials.  This policy applies to NIH-funded investigators and site staff who are responsible for the conduct, management and oversight of NIH-funded clinical trials.  An NIH Clinical Trial is defined…

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