The Data Scholars Program is a one-year program that combines training in data analytics with mentored support of a data-oriented project in the faculty member’s clinical area. Data Scholars will receive:
- 20% salary support (up to NIH annual salary cap + fringe)
- Scholars are required to dedicate 20% effort to the program. The sponsoring department or college may be required to supplement support to meet the 20% salary (per NIH salary cap requirements). Salary supplementation may be from a variety of sources except federal
- Tuition support up to a maximum of $2,500/semester and $5,000/year for customized, didactic training. Scholars may enroll in course work as degree seeking or non-degree seeking Data scholars are expected to successfully complete at least 6 credit hours of data science or data analytics courses in the following programs (see Appendix 1 for course listing):
- Graduate Healthcare Analytics certificate or MS program offered by the College of Public Health (https://publichealth.uams.edu/academics/certificates/healthcare- analytics/)
- Graduate coursework in a data analytics related course is available in the following graduate programs:
- College of Pharmacy – Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy: (PEP) MS/PhD
- College of Public Health – Health Systems and Services Research: PhD
- College of Public Health – Health Care Analytics: Certificate, MS
- College of Medicine – Biomedical Informatics: Certificate, MS, PhD
- Close mentoring from UAMS TRI faculty and staff in developing a research project in the Data Scholar’s clinical area of interest using existing UAMS data resources (e.g UAMS Enterprise Data Warehouse, LifeLink, Arkansas All Payers Claims Data, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project) or publicly available data.
The program is currently closed to applications. Please check back or keep an eye on TRI’s announcements for the release of the 2021 application.