The Translational Research Institute (TRI) offers a mentored summer research experience to first- and second-year UAMS medical and pharmacy students who have an interest in learning about or participating in community-based research in medically underserved, rural, and minority populations. The program is offered in partnership with the College of Medicine Honors in Research program and offers three months of the required six months of total time commitment toward the designation of “Honors in Research” on a graduate’s diploma. This program is available at the UAMS campus in Little Rock and the UAMS-NW campus in Fayetteville. Research experiences in TRIP may include field research across the state of Arkansas. This program is funded, in part, by the National Center for the Advancement of Translational Science (NCATS) grant UL1TR003107.
Program Features: Students will work with a mentor on an ongoing project team impacting rural and/or community health. They will be provided innovative mentoring and support on their own project on the study, which may include community-based field work. In addition to the mentored research experience, TRI provides weekly didactic talks with faculty experts in rural research, informatics approaches, digital health innovations, collaborations in underserved areas/populations, and team science to provide a well-rounded, practical learning experience.
Learning Objectives: TRIP provides first- and second-year medical and pharmacy students with cross-cutting research experiences using innovations that facilitate research with rural partners as well as a mentored campus experience of the developmental, organization, and statistical components of preparing for and implementing community/rural research projects.
Eligibility and Requirements: First- and second-year medical or pharmacy students who have an interest in community-based and rural research will commit at least 8 weeks (over a 10-week timeframe) during the summer to participate in an innovating and immersive research project.
Program Dates: Eight weeks starting June 1 through early August
Student Stipend: $6,000
Applications Information: Check back for application opportunity in early 2024
For questions about the TRIP Program, contact Paul Duguid.