For Child Health Researchers

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) provides infrastructure and resources to facilitate and support clinical and translational research focused on improving children’s health in Arkansas. The TRI is working to unite pediatric research leaders, practitioners and child health advocates from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the larger community to explore opportunities for collaborative research. Areas of research expertise and excellence include childhood obesity and hypertension, birth defects prevention and epidemiology, health services research, injury prevention, asthma/food allergy, and pediatric pharmacology and toxicology.

The following resources to support child health research are available:

  • Research nursing support
  • Biostatistical and database support
  • Consultation regarding protocol development
  • Mentoring

Please contact the program director to learn more about our initiatives or request assistance.

Program Leadership

Mary Aitken, M.D., M.P.H. | Biography

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grants UL1TR000039 and KL2TR000063. The CTSA program is led by the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). The content of this website is solely the responsibility of UAMS and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

All publications, patents, projects, etc., resulting from the utilization of TRI resources are required to credit the TRI grant by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgment and must comply with NIH Public Access Policy.