Training Opportunities

Educational Programs and Courses:

Medical Student Summer Research Program: Medical students will conduct translational and clinical research for 8 (to 10) weeks between their first and second year, mentored by faculty members across all UAMS Colleges. Weekly seminars and roundtables during the summer with bench-to-bedside investigators will emphasize the strength of leveraging team science to improve health outcomes.

Clinical and Transnational Science (CTS) Program:  An educational program offering a Certificate, MS, or PhD degree in a personalized curriculum of didactic and mentored topics and research experience.

Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Sciences: Offered through the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, UAMS faculty, industry and FDA experts teach this one-year online program of four courses on safety assessment, FDA regulations, clinical trials design/management, and good regulatory practice.

Certified Research Specialist (CRS) Program: TRI and UAMS Office of Research Compliance staff teach clinical research principles to enhance research staff competency; includes 28 hours of on-line tutorials & CRS Proficiency Exam.

Biomedical Informatics Education: Seminars, MS, and PhD programs in translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, imaging informatics and clinical informatics provide researchers with educational opportunities in advanced informatics methods to support clinical and translational research.

Doctorate in Health Systems and Services Research: Graduate program offered through the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health for evaluation of health care delivery systems in real-world settings with emphasis on teamwork, patient-centered outcomes and stakeholder engagement.

Community Scientist Academy: A multi-week program, totaling twelve hours of training, that trains community members about research and prepares them to assist with TRI priority-setting, decision-making, grant reviews, and other activities.

fastPACE: A joint venture with UAMS’ BioVentures and based on the University of Michigan’s Fast Forward Medical Innovation Program. The program helps teams of innovators evaluate discoveries for commercial development.

Seminars and Trainings:

Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) Training: Clinical research professionals (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, regulatory specialists, other clinical researchers) are credentialed as Certified Clinical Research Professionals (CCRP®) to set a standard of knowledge and ethical excellence across our hub. Classes are offered on an ad-hoc basis; please check the TRI Events Calendar for the next class offering.

Lean for Research: Half-day course for all TRI faculty and staff; addresses strategies to optimize workflow efficiency for research protocols and processes. Years 1, 3, 5; open to other learners across the hub.

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp: A four and a half day summer program offered with the Walton College of Business (Univ of Arkansas) which includes lectures and real-life scenarios to test the commercial potential of health science discoveries.

Do’s and Don’ts of Community Engagement: An interactive four-hour workshop of group discussion and role-reversal addressing community research scenarios. Please check the TRI Events Calendar for future scheduling announcements.

Mentor the Mentor: Based on program at the Univ of Wisconsin, TRI offers a two-day training course on effective mentoring. This program is offered annually; please check the TRI Events Calendar for future scheduling announcements.

Health Science Entrepreneurs- Innovators of Health Care Seminar Series: A videoconferencing based seminar series featuring different health science innovators followed by round table discussions. This seminar series is offered monthly, during the fall and spring semesters; please check the TRI Events Calendar for more specifics.

Other Training Opportunities:

KL2 Program: The KL2 Scholar Awards provide two years of didactic and mentored research training for postdoctorates or professional doctorates  who are committed to academic careers in multidisciplinary clinical or translational research.

Mock Study Sections: Experiential learning experience for early-stage researchers; provides opportunity to engage with seasoned reviewers in a mock study section review of their grant to obtain feedback and gain first-hand knowledge of the grant review process.

Research Fundamentals: A team-science oriented seminar series covering basic topics in research and career development. Click here for a list of upcoming seminars.

Health Sciences and Entrepreneurship TL1 Training Program: A  two-year certificate program and partnership with the University of Arkansas College of Business and UAMS’ BioVentures. The program will include mentored didactic and team-science learning in health science entrepreneurship.

UAMS Research Academy: The Academy is a dual effort between the Division of Research and Innovation and TRI. Its mission is to build a sustainable research community and elevate research excellence at UAMS.

Coming Soon:

Bench-to-Bedside Team Science Lunch & Learn: Roundtable discussions about clinical trials targeted at undergraduate and predoctoral researchers led by clinical and translational science experts. Inaugural session coming soon; please check the TRI Events Calendar for future announcements.

Mentored Research Undergraduate Program: A partnership with the University of Kentucky featuring mentored research partnerships for 40 undergraduate researchers. This will be an annual program; planned launch is 2019.