TRI Programs

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) is comprised of integrated programs that work in concert to reduce or eliminate the barriers that impede clinical research, invest in promising basic and clinical translational scientists as they embark on their research careers, and fund innovative translational research projects. TRI also is continually improving and expanding the research infrastructure by facilitating and promoting research education, fostering collaboration across the five University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) colleges, its Graduate School, clinical departments and research divisions, and by increasing the involvement of community partners and citizens.

This program aims to efficiently allocate resources by assessing and identifying needs and being responsive to those needs that most closely align with the mission of TRI and the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) /National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). This is done in close collaboration with institutional leaders across the UAMS campus and the CTSA consortium.

Biomedical Informatics
This program provides enterprise-wide informatics resources for clinical and translational research.

Biostatistics & Research Design
This program provides front-end research design assistance to investigators to ensure the use of statistically sound practices, thereby facilitating properly designed and scientifically valid clinical and translational research studies.

Child Health Research
This program provides infrastructure and resources to facilitate and support clinical and translational research focused on improving children’s health in Arkansas.

Clinical Research Services Core
This program provides space, staff and a variety of research support services to investigators conducting human-based research.

Community Engagement
This program uses a participatory approach to identify public health issues and community concerns, and build functional linkages between academic, health practice and lay communities to stimulate research that improves the health of our state.

Education, Training and Career Development
This program strives to attract outstanding students and faculty members to clinical and translational research careers, and provides them the guidance and tools required to be successful, independent investigators.

This program tracks TRI activities and progress.

Novel Methodologies & Pilot Studies
This program promotes new avenues for translational research by fostering relationships and collaborations to engage researchers, and by administering several funding programs.

Regulatory Support & Ethics Consultation
This program aims to streamline the scientific and regulatory review process for clinical research protocols, promote the safety and protection of human subjects, and assist investigators in developing well-designed, ethical research studies while balancing regulation and innovation in a continuously changing environment.

Translational Technologies: Core Facilities & Technical Services
This program supports a wide range of shared resources and core facilities designed to advance basic, clinical and translational research.