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    Public Invited to Attend One-Day Community Scientist Academy

    January 8, 2020

    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…

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    TRI Employee Spotlight - Heather Douglas

    December 19, 2019

    What is your role at TRI? I am the Clinical Research Finance Administrator. I handle all the invoicing, billing review, and accounting for the clinical trials. You can just say I bring in the money!!! Heather Douglas What do you like best about your job? I love that I am in a collaborative environment. We…

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

    December 19, 2019

    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…

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    TRI Announces Pilot Recipients for Special Populations Studies

    December 13, 2019

    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…

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    November-December TRIbune

    December 10, 2019

    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…

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    UAMS Community Partners Honored at Celebration Dinner

    December 10, 2019

    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. Posters with descriptions about each of the honorees were displayed on the stage. Held Nov. 8 at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in…

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    Students See Career Possibilities at Community Scientist Academy

    December 10, 2019

    High school student Kaniya Lawson was excited to learn that research could be part of her possible career as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. She was among the 24 Little Rock School District students who graduated from the fall 2019 UAMS Translational Research Institute’s  Community Scientist Academy. Kaniya Lawson with her PhotoVoice poster. “They had actual…

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    TRI Names Five Implementation Science Scholars

    November 7, 2019

    The Translational Research Institute (TRI) and the Center for Implementation Research (CIR) have selected five UAMS/ACH clinical faculty as UAMS’ first class of Implementation Science Scholars. Using the principles of implementation science, CIR faculty will guide the scholars through 10 didactic sessions per year and provide oversight and mentoring for their experiential implementation science projects.…

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