November 18, 2019

UAMS Awards to Help Doctors Get Research Findings into Practice

David Robinson

Geoffrey Curran, Ph.D., announces the first cohort of Implementation Science Scholars during the recent TRI strategic planning retreat.

The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) and the Center for Implementation Research (CIR) have selected five UAMS/ACH clinical faculty as its first class of Implementation Science Scholars. Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the uptake of research findings into medical practice. Using the principles of implementation science, CIR faculty will guide the…


October 23, 2019

UAMS Researchers Demonstrate Rapid DNA Sequencing for TechFest Attendees

David Robinson

UAMS’ Thidathip (Tip) Wongsurawat, Ph.D., demonstrates use of a hand-held DNA sequencing device.

Among the many things attendees of the recent TechFest Little Rock learned is that cutting-edge applications of genome sequencing are happening just a few miles away – at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). UAMS’ David Ussery, Ph.D., led a workshop at the Oct. 9-11 event that highlighted recent advances in genomic sequencing,…


October 7, 2019

UAMS Pain Study Device Gets Amputee off the Couch

David Robinson

Jared Jackson (left), at his final study visit at UAMS, with Davis Fleming, M.D.,a Translational Research Institute research coordinator.

A year ago, Jared Jackson, 40, was spending a lot of time sitting or lying around. But not because he was lazy; his right leg had been amputated below the knee in 2011, and the pain was almost too much to take. In fact, sometimes he passed out. “My pain started about a month after…


October 2, 2019

Showcase Affirms Maturity of Community-Engaged Research at UAMS

David Robinson

Kisa Vaughn, M.P.A., presents her poster to Reza Hakkak, Ph.D., on the Passion Project, which showed how additional health resources can improve health in African-American women with substance use disorder

Kate Stewart, M.D., MPH, was smiling as she gestured toward the room packed with community engagement-themed research posters at the Sept. 25 UAMS Showcase of Medical Discoveries. “Community-engaged research has grown a lot in the 22 years I have been here,” said Stewart, who leads the UAMS Translational Research Institute’s Community Engagement Program. “We would…


September 16, 2019

Researchers Discover Services and Opportunities at First UAMS Research Expo

David Robinson

Yuet-Kin “Ricky” Leung, Ph.D., enjoyed the Research Expo with Nagai C. "Neville" Tam, Ph.D.

The UAMS Research Expo was a new experience for Yuet-Kin “Ricky” Leung, Ph.D., and one that will help get his research on solid footing as a new faculty member. “I’ve never seen this kind of expo before, and it’s very helpful for me,” said Leung, an associate professor in the College of Medicine Department of…


September 5, 2019

UAMS Offering Research Leadership Training to Community-Based Organizations

David Robinson

LITTLE ROCK —Community-based organizations are invited to apply for a new research leadership training program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) that includes seed funding for community projects. Applications are due by Oct. 14, 2019, for the Community Partners Educated as Arkansas Research Leaders (CPEARL) Program, supported by the UAMS Translational Research…


July 17, 2019

UAMS Translational Research Institute Launches Entrepreneurship Training Program with University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

David Robinson

Astha Malhotra, Ph.D., discusses her research in 3-D printing and tissue regeneration during a kick-off meeting of the entrepreneurship training program.

A first-of-its-kind entrepreneurship training program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will teach its most promising young innovators how to move their health-science technologies into the marketplace. The UAMS Translational Research Institute kicked off the program with the announcement of its first four postdoctoral trainees in the Health Science Innovation & Entrepreneurship…


July 3, 2019

NIH Awards Five-Year, $24.2 Million Grant to UAMS Translational Research Institute

David Robinson

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Translational Research Institute announced today it will receive five years of federal funding totaling $24.2 million to accelerate research that addresses Arkansas’ biggest health challenges. The Translational Research Institute helps researchers turn their ideas and findings into new medical treatments and other health interventions. Its focus is…


NIH Awards Five-Year, $24.2 Million Grant to UAMS Translational Research Institute

David Robinson

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, left, listens to Laura James, M.D., director of the UAMS Translational Research Institute after both of them announced $24.2 million in new funding for the institute.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Translational Research Institute announced today it will receive five years of federal funding totaling $24.2 million to accelerate research that addresses Arkansas’ biggest health challenges. The Translational Research Institute helps researchers turn their ideas and findings into new medical treatments and other health interventions. Its focus is…


June 19, 2019

New UAMS Biomedical Informatics Program Has First Graduate

David Robinson

Dina Elsayed

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) made history this spring with its first Master of Science graduate in biomedical informatics/translational bioinformatics. Biomedical informatics professionals use computational tools to learn from medical and public health information to improve human health. As one of the program’s first enrollees, Dina Elsayed was aware she would be…



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