Diversity Initiatives

TRI is dedicated to attracting ethnically and culturally diverse students to careers in clinical and translational sciences. In partnership with the Center for Diversity Affairs, the Chancellor’s Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee, and the Women’s Faculty Development Caucus we are continually working to provide more opportunities for minorities and women in research.

Cultural Competency Training: In conjunction with the Center for Diversity Affairs, TRI has developed a cultural competency workshop that addresses implicit bias, micro inequities, and cultural competency in the workplace. To date, 700 faculty members, staff, and students have been trained.

Faculty Leadership Training: In an effort to increase minority representation in the top levels of leadership at UAMS, TRI and the Center for Diversity Affairs co-sponsor an individual to attend the AAMC Minority Leadership Development Workshop each year. We are also developing leadership mentoring circles with academic and hospital leaders to create shadowing and leadership experiential learning opportunities. Quarterly “lunch-and-learns” on topics related to diversity and inclusion are also in development.

Clinical and Translational Research Microgrants: In an effort to better support minority and women researchers, TRI works with the Minority Faculty Development Caucus and Women’s Faculty Development Caucus to provide two $5,000 research vouchers, annually, to minority and/or women faculty.

For more diversity training and funding opportunities, please visit The Center for Diversity Affairs website.