Funded Training Opportunities
KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Scholar Awards
KL2 Scholar Awards are part of the TRI Career Development Scholars Program which provides support for early career UAMS faculty with a professional degree (M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., D.N.P., Dr.PH., D.O., etc.) who are committed to an academic career in multidisciplinary clinical or translational research. The Program is a two-year program of intensive training in clinical and/or translational science research, combining an innovative educational program with mentored clinical/translational science research. Click for more information about the TRI Career Development Scholars Program.
Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HSIE) Training Program for Postdoctoral Fellows (TL1 Training Program)
The HSIE Training Program aims to help the next generation of health scientists transform their discoveries into benefits for health care. The program is a partnership between the TRI and the Entrepreneurship Graduate Program in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville. The goal of the HSIE Training Program is to broaden a scholar’s vision of using entrepreneurship principles and team science to accelerate biomedical discoveries into improved health outcomes in academic settings and enhance readiness for industry, government, and other nonacademic jobs. Click here for more information about the HSIE Training Program.
Implementation Science Scholars Program
The program funds faculty interested in learning more about how to implement new practice guidelines and/or other implementation or de-implementation approaches that will improve medical care. Click here for more information about the Implementation Science Scholars Program.
Data Science Scholars Program
The Data Scholars Program is a one-year program that combines training in data analytics with mentored support of a data-oriented project in the faculty member’s clinical area. Scholars recieve 20% salary support, tuition support, and close mentoring from UAMS TRI faculty and staff. Click here for more information on the Data Scholars Program.
MS-CTS Scholarship Program
The Translational Research Institute (TRI), through its collaboration with the Cancer Institute, and the College of Medicine Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, is offering several scholarships to students attending the Master’s Program in Clinical and Translational Sciences (MS-CTS) (described below). Each awardee will be supported to cover 20% FTE to allow the scholar time to dedicate to the program. Click here learn more about the Scholarship Program. We are now accepting applications for 2021 (due March 15). Please visit the program page for more information.
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.
Master’s Program in Clinical and Translational Sciences (MS-CTS)
The TRI offers a Master’s Program in Clinical and Translational Sciences (MS-CTS) to UAMS clinical faculty. The Mission of the Program is to train investigators of knowledge, skills, and competencies in clinical and translational research. The means to accomplish the mission are through didactic coursework, mentored research, and a capstone project using a NIH grant format or a thesis project. The Program requires a total of 36 credit hours and can be completed in two academic years. Visit the master’s program page for more information.
Clinical and Translational 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 Implementation Science
The goal of this certificate is to train learners from various academic backgrounds and focus areas (Community-Based Participatory Research, Healthcare Administration, Informatics, Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy, and Research Methods) in implementation science methods and approaches to assist them in implementing evidence-based practices (EBP) in various topic areas and to study how best to support the implementation of EBP.
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, M.S., and Ph.D. 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.
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
A team-science oriented seminar series covering basic topics in research and career development. Click here for a list of upcoming seminars.
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
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.
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.
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.