UAMS Invites Public to Attend Community Scientist Academy May 5, 26

By David Robinson

The workshop is for anyone in the community interested in learning more about health research and even shaping the research that UAMS conducts. Attendees will get an overview of UAMS research in a relaxed environment that will help prepare them to become potential partners with UAMS on research projects involving local communities.

To learn more and sign up, contact the Community Engagement team,, or 501-291-7301.

Participants in the Community Scientist Academy will interact with UAMS researchers and community members involved in research in small roundtable discussions and other interactive sessions. They will learn:

  • How researchers decide what health issues to study
  • The basics of the research process
  • The benefits of individual’s and community organizations’ involvement in research

UAMS conducts clinical research and community-based studies across Arkansas, including at the UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock and its regional clinics. UAMS faculty also conduct research at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute and at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.

The Community Scientist Academy is sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Clinical and Translational Sciences Award Program, grant UL1TR003107.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and eight institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute, Institute for Digital Health & Innovation and the Institute for Community Health Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS’ clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,275 students, 890 medical residents and fellows, and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 12,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), YouTube or Instagram.