July 31, 2020

Applications Invited for Implementation Science Scholar Awards 

Geoffrey Curran, Ph.D., directs the UAMS Center for Implementation Research and leads the scholars program.

Applications Invited for Implementation Science Scholar Awards  The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) and the Center for Implementation Research today are inviting applications for the second class of Implementation Science Scholars. The two-year program will support clinical faculty in learning and applying the principles and methods of implementation science—the study of how best to promote…


July 22, 2020

National Cancer Database at UAMS Becomes U.S. Storehouse for COVID-19 Images

A Chest Radiograph (left) and Computed Tomography (CT) image (right) of the same COVID-19 patient taken one day apart. These UAMS images, now publicly available in the national Cancer Imaging Archive, show COVID-19 lung infection similar to pneumonia. Medical experts refer to the appearance as ground glass opacities, a haziness overlying the lung that is common with COVID-19 patients.

LITTLE ROCK — A national database for patient cancer images at UAMS will become the storage site for COVID-19 clinical images from across the United States and around the globe, including chest x-rays and CT scans of the body. This week, UAMS also became the first research institution to contribute de-identified images of COVID-19 to…


July 17, 2020

‘ARresearch Was That Easy’

The ARresearch resgistry of potential volunteers helped Carolyn Greene, Ph.D., exceed her enrollment goal.

UAMS researcher Carolyn Greene, Ph.D., thought it sounded too good to be true when she heard about the ARresearch registry of potential research participants. As she explains in this video, she was happy to be proved wrong; the registry helped her exceed her enrollment goal. UAMS faculty researchers can now access nearly 7,000 potential research…


July 1, 2020

TRI Invites LOIs and RFPs for New Scholars Program

Kate Stewart, M.D., M.P.H., directs TRI's Community Engagement Program.

TRI has issued the call for Letters of Intent and Request for Proposals for its Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Scholars Program. The Scholars Program, which begins January 2021, was established to increase community-partnered research at UAMS to better serve the research needs of the Arkansas community and ultimately to reduce health disparities. This program is led…


TRI Celebrates Researchers, Innovation in New Publication

TRI Annual Report

TRI is excited to release its 2020 Annual Report, a celebration of the work we are supporting at UAMS and with our partner institutions. Since 2009, translational research has become embedded in our culture at UAMS, and last year’s Clinical and Translational Science Award has created exciting new opportunities to further advance our goals. This…


June 25, 2020

UAMS-Developed High-Accuracy COVID-19 Antibody Testing Begins in Arkansas

Karl Boehme, Ph.D., pipetting serum samples at his laminar flow biosafety cabinet.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has developed and begun using high-accuracy antibody testing to determine the magnitude of COVID-19 infection in Arkansas and inform the decisions of policymakers. As part of the research program, UAMS will collect blood samples from nearly 7,500 Arkansas adults and children through October. By…


June 9, 2020

TRI Announces Pilot Awardees for Biomedical Informatics Studies

Awardees named for informatics research.

The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) today announced four recipients of its biomedical informatics-focused pilot grants. The recipients are required to use translational biomedical informatics approaches to health care issues that particularly affect rural individuals and/or that directly examine or impact rural health. They will receive up to $50,000 for their one-year projects and are…


May 20, 2020

Celebrating Clinical Trials Day in the Time of COVID-19

John Arthur, M.D., Ph.D., TRI Associate Director, talks about Clinical Trials Day and COVID-19, with appreciation for researchers and participants.

Clinical Trials Day is Wednesday, May 20, and TRI, along with others in UAMS’ research community, are celebrating all week. Why? Because with COVID-19, clinical research has never been more important. There are now more than 30 COVID-19 research studies at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Research Institute. TRI has posted three short videos of UAMS…


May 5, 2020

TRI Names 2020 KL2 Awardees

Elisabet Borsheim, Ph.D., and Brooks Gentry, M.D., co-leaders of the KL2 Program, here at TRI's fall 2019 Planning Retreat.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Translational Research Institute (TRI) has selected three early-career researchers to receive KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Awards. The KL2 program, co-led by Elisabet Borsheim, Ph.D., and Brooks Gentry, M.D., provides two years of research training to junior faculty. It provides 75 percent salary support and up to…


April 28, 2020

TRI Director Laura James, M.D., Named to National Science Board

Laura James, M.D.

Laura James, M.D., director of the UAMS Translational Research Institute, has been elected to the national Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Board of Directors. She joins 13 other directors at large from Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program institutions across the United States. James has been director of the institute since 2014…


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