Pilot Award Program

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) Pilot Program aligns with the priorities of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health. The intent of the Pilot Program is to develop novel technologies and methodologies, to test the feasibility of novel approaches, and to stimulate inter-disciplinary collaborations that test generalizable solutions to translational research problems.

The biannual RFA will rotate among these four focus areas: 1) health concerns and challenges of rural and underrepresented populations, 2) implementation science to incorporate new research findings into the health care system, 3) translational biomedical informatics approaches that examine rural health and health care issues, and 4) community/stakeholder-partnered research. See our most recent Request for Applications.

Biomedical Informatics Pilot Awardees Implementation Science Pilot Awardees


Nia Indelicato
Nia Indelicato, MNO, CRS
UAMS experts in the four focus areas will assist the director. They are: