The Translational Research Institute administers two programs that provide protected time and financial support for junior clinicians and scientists to obtain training in clinical and translational research. Funded by awards from the National Institutes of Health, both programs help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists are available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to address the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.
KL2 Scholars Program
Initiated at UAMS in 2009, the KL2 Scholars program is designed to support the career development of junior faculty who are committed to research careers in clinical and translational science. Through a combination of didactic and mentored research training and 75 percent protected time, KL2 Scholars acquire the foundation and support for developing their own research programs.
T32 Training Program
The Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award program provides T32 institutional training grants that assist individuals with earning a doctorate by offsetting the cost of tuition and fees, and training-related expenses, including health insurance.
Awarded to UAMS in 2009, the institutional training grant established the Translational Training in Addiction Program, which aims to develop scientists who will use various disciplinary approaches to formulate new ways to address the public health problem of addiction.