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Memphis Conference Brings Together Cancer Researchers

May 17, 2017 | UAMS joined with two other research entities to co-sponsor the spring 2017 Cancer Research Conference in Memphis, attracting more than 100 cancer researchers and provided networking opportunities for collaborative projects. From left, Lawrence Cornett, Ph.D., vice chancellor for research at UAMS; Peter D. Emanuel, M.D., director of the UAMS Winthrop [...]

May 17th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Faculty, Research, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

Two UAMS Cancer Researchers Awarded American Cancer Society Grants Totaling $1.58 Million

May 9, 2017 | Two cancer researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been awarded Research Scholar Grants from the American Cancer Society. Aime Franco, Ph.D., and Ling Gao, M.D., Ph.D., each received a four-year grant of $791,000 to support their ongoing cancer research. Charles Saxe, Ph.D., (second from left) of [...]

May 9th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, News Release, University News|0 Comments

Shewmake Joins UAMS as Division Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

LITTLE ROCK — Kristopher B. Shewmake, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as director of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the College of Medicine Department of Surgery. He is also an associate professor of plastic surgery at UAMS. He continues to see patients through his private practice, [...]

May 8th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

Robin Dean Honored by UAMS Cancer Institute Auxiliary

May 3, 2017 | Gracious, calm and compassionate were just three of the words used to describe Robin Dean at an April 26 ceremony honoring her service to the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. “Robin looks for the sun when the clouds hit. She brings a positive attitude to everything she does,” said Kent [...]

UAMS Specialists to Speak at Hot Springs Village Event May 18

LITTLE ROCK — A panel of palliative care specialists from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will be guests for “The Doctor is In,” a free program from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18 at Diamante Country Club, 2000 Country Club Drive, in Hot Springs Village. To register, call the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller [...]

UAMS’ Mayumi Nakagawa, M.D., Ph.D., Named Nettleship Chair in Oncologic Pathology

LITTLE ROCK — Mayumi Nakagawa, M.D., Ph.D., was invested April 26 as recipient of the Drs. Mae and Anderson Nettleship Chair in Oncologic Pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She is a professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Sciences in the UAMS College of Medicine and co-leader of the [...]

UAMS to Offer No-Cost Freedom From Smoking Program Starting May 10

LITTLE ROCK — If you’re ready to quit smoking, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is ready to help. The small-group Freedom from Smoking program will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. for seven Wednesdays beginning May 10 in room 10104 on the 10th floor of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. There is [...]

Inherited Cancer Risk Leads Travel Blogger to Choose Mastectomy

April 14, 2017 | Lesley Murphy is accustomed to waking up in exotic locations. From snow-covered Finland to the beaches of Bali, this 29-year-old professional blogger spends more than 300 days a year documenting her travels to vacation destinations around the world.

Proteomics Workshop Facilitates Sharing Resources Across Nation

April 12, 2017 | Technology? Check. Expertise? Check. Leadership? Double check. The UAMS Proteomics Core Facility has been diligently amassing the technology needed to make it a leader in its field, which is studying the many functions of proteins. And now it’s taking that leadership role a step further by facilitating the exchange of ideas [...]

April 12th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Faculty, Research, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

NFL Players Pay Surprise Visit to UAMS Cancer Patients

APRIL 12, 2017 | Giving back to his home state is a goal Clinton McDonald takes seriously. For the fifth straight year, the Jacksonville native and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle returned to Arkansas for a week of activities aimed at lifting up the community that gave him his start.

UAMS to Offer Free Estate Planning Assistance for Cancer Patients April 20

LITTLE ROCK — Cancer patients and survivors are invited to receive free legal assistance on important personal documents April 20 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The estate planning clinic will be held at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute as a free service by local attorneys. It is open to [...]

April 4th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS to Offer Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening April 21

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 21 on the sixth floor of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Screenings are noninvasive, take about 10 minutes and are conducted by the UAMS Department of Otolaryngology - [...]

April 1st, 2017|Categories: Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS Cancer Researcher Awarded $1.7 Million NIH Grant to Study Prevention of Radiation-Induced Cancer

A $1.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher to study a potential new therapy to reduce the risk of blood cancer caused by ionizing radiation.

Two-Day Event Educates Professionals on the Latest Cancer Therapies

March 16, 2017 | For 20 years, a UAMS event has provided health care professionals with the most up-to-date information on diagnosing and treating colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers. A second day of educational sessions, combined for the first time in 2017, expanded the offerings to include overviews of several cancer-related topics specifically for primary [...]

Promise to Patient Inspires UAMS Doctor to run Half Marathon

March 13, 2017 | When Nikhil Meena, M.D., crossed the finish line of his first half marathon March 5, his patient, the late Joe Cook, symbolically crossed it with him. Nikhil Meena, M.D., presented a medal to Marilyn Cook after running the Little Rock Half Marathon in memory of her husband and his patient, [...]

Motwani Appointed to National Hematology Society Committee

LITTLE ROCK — Pooja Motwani, M.D., a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) hematologist, has been appointed to the American Society of Hematology’s Scientific Committee on Lymphoid Neoplasia. Pooja Motwani, M.D. The committee helps define the society’s research and policy agenda for hematology as well as recommends scientific session programs for the [...]

March 6th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, News Release|0 Comments

Journey Tribute Band to Headline UAMS Cancer Institute’s RockStar Lounge April 7

LITTLE ROCK — Relive the sights, sounds and energy of 80’s rock ’n roll when Resurrection – A Journey Tribute headlines RockStar Lounge. Resurrection - A Journey Tribute will be the featured performer at RockStar Lounge on April 7. The event starts at 7 p.m. April 7 at Cajun’s Wharf, 2400 Cantrell Road, [...]

Compassion Bags Brighten Day for UAMS Cancer Patients

Feb. 17, 2017 | A Valentine’s Day surprise brought smiles — and a few tears — to patients undergoing cancer treatment at UAMS. Thanks to the nonprofit organization Compassion That Compels and local boutique Altar’d State, 20 women were treated to a free totebag filled with items to comfort and support them while they undergo [...]

Day at the Races March 16 to Benefit UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

LITTLE ROCK — You are invited to enjoy a day of thoroughbred racing while also supporting cancer patients at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Day at the Races is set for 11:30 a.m. March 16 at Oaklawn Jockey Club in Hot Springs. Guests will enjoy [...]

UAMS to Offer 7-Week Freedom From Smoking Program Starting March 8

LITTLE ROCK — Anyone ready to quit smoking is invited to participate in a free seven-week program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The small-group Freedom from Smoking program will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. for seven Wednesdays beginning March 8 in room 10104 on the 10th floor of the UAMS Winthrop P. [...]