UAMS Part of New Statewide Core Facilities Exchange for Researchers

By David Robinson

The launch and demonstration of the web-based CFE platform included remarks by UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, who endorsed UAMS’ participation and expressed his excitement for researchers across Arkansas who now have access to state-of-the-art technologies and core resources that enable cutting-edge research.

“This is going to foster collaborations amongst our institutions across the state, and it’s going to cut down the cost of doing research by not having to replicate facilities in multiple locations,” he said.

The curated repository of sophisticated research tools from across the state allows research facilities to post resources and equipment available for use by other researchers. This enables researchers to use rare and difficult-to-find equipment to start, further or complete projects.

The CFE is an ARA-led partnership of the state’s five major research universities that, in addition to UAMS, include the University of Arkansas, Arkansas State University, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

The CFE’s sixth institutional partner is the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson, Ark.

Visit the ARA CFE web page.