University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: Out of the Gate (Sponsored Report)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Jul. 9, 2012 12:00 am  

Remelle Eggerson, project manager for the UAMS Tissue Procurement Facility, pulls a rack of cancer tissue samples from a liquid nitrogen vapor phase freezer.

• Creating access to data on more than 800,000 patients with its Enterprise Data Warehouse, which provides patient information to researchers without violating patient privacy.

• A 6,000-square-foot clinic, including imaging and lab space, dedicated to research involving volunteer research participants.

• Research support staff, such as navigators and coordinators, who help researchers through the regulatory process, find sources of funding, and recruit volunteer research participants.

In addition, to address health disparities and increase its pool of research subjects, the institute is fostering long-term partnerships with communities whose residents are helping guide the development of meaningful research projects.

The Translational Research Institute’s mission is about putting research into practice, and it’s working.

For More Information

Central Building, 4D
4301 West Markham St., Slot 577
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-614-2287
www.uams.edu/tri

 

 

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