TRI Functions

TRI is comprised of integrated functions that work in concert to address barriers to translational research, invest in promising translational scientists, and fund innovative translational research projects. TRI is also continually improving and expanding the research infrastructure by facilitating and promoting research education; fostering collaboration across the five UAMS colleges, its Graduate School, clinical departments and research divisions; and by increasing the involvement of community partners and citizens.

Open House

Dr. Kate Stewart and Anna Huff Davis answer questions at the 2017 TRI Open House.

Administration: Assesses needs and efficiently allocated resources.

Biomedical Informatics: Provides informatics resources through the invention and application of advanced data science techniques.

Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD): Assists researchers with study design, ensuring the use of statistically sound practices and promoting properly designed, scientifically valid research.

Community Engagement:  Provides education, training, and support for community engaged research and fosters partnerships between UAMS and communities across Arkansas.

Implementation Science:  Provides education and training in implementation science. Promotes implementation techniques meet the healthcare needs of rural and underserved populations in Arkansas.

Integrating Special Populations: Expands opportunities for research participation to diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups using an innovative combination of TRI resources.

Multisite Research: Promotes partnerships with other CTSA institutions to establish clinical trials at multiple sites across the U.S., creating a “national laboratory” to study, understand and innovate the process of conducting clinical trials.

Participant and Clinical Interactions: Promotes high quality research standards, proactively monitors progress, and rapidly disseminates new research findings to our communities and the nation via the CTSA network.

Participant Recruitment: Helps researchers overcome participant recruitment challenges by facilitating identification and recruitment of research participants.

Pilot Studies Program: Provides seed funds for feasibility testing and generation of preliminary data to support future research efforts that will make a measurable positive impact on health issues facing Arkansas and Arkansans.

Regulatory Knowledge and Support: Helps researchers understand and comply with institutional policies and federal regulations designed to protect research participants.

Team Science: Promotes Team Science through two Team-Science-focused funding opportunities.

Workforce Development: Establishes and Expands interdisciplinary and career-spanning training opportunities in translational research.