In this issue we highlight two COVID-19 research studies supported by NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) grants. Researchers at the UAMS Northwest Campus hope their grant can help prevent a repeat of last spring, when COVID-19 washed through local Marshallese and Latinx communities like a tsunami. Researchers at the UAMS College of Public Health are part of another RADx study that includes institutions from five states and focuses on individuals with a history of incarceration and low-income Latinx communities.
We also name our five new 2021 Implementation Science scholars and two awardees of mini-grants for underrepresented faculty researchers. Our Study of the Month features Ryan Dare, M.D., who is leading the Phase 3 Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV-1 IM) trial. Read The TRIbune.