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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

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 [...]

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.

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, [...]

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. [...]

Head and Neck Surgeon Chelsey Smith, M.D., Joins UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — Head and neck surgeon Chelsey Warmack Smith, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She sees patients in the Head and Neck Cancer Clinic in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic in the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences [...]

Study Shows Chemotherapy Induces Cellular Aging, Which Promotes Side Effects, Cancer Relapse

Jan. 17, 2017 | Chemotherapy for cancer causes a pro-inflammatory stress response that promotes adverse side effects and cancer relapse, says a research team that includes the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Daohong Zhou, M.D., associate director for basic research in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, is a co-author of the study [...]

UAMS Scientist Tackett Named Inaugural Recipient of Scharlau Family Endowed Chair in Cancer Research

LITTLE ROCK — Alan J. Tackett, Ph.D., was invested Dec. 13 as the inaugural recipient of the Scharlau Family Endowed Chair in Cancer Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology with secondary faculty appointments in pathology and pediatrics, all in the UAMS College [...]

December 14th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, News Release, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS to Offer Freedom From Smoking Program Starting Jan. 4

LITTLE ROCK — Make 2017 the year you quit smoking for good, with help from 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 Jan. 4 in room 10104 on the 10th floor of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. [...]

Gynecologic Oncologist John E. Savage, M.D., Joins UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — Fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologist John E. Savage, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He sees patients in the second floor clinics at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. John E. Savage, M.D. Savage earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa. After completing his [...]

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., Joins UAMS as Director of Center for the Study of Tobacco

LITTLE ROCK — Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been named director of the Center for the Study of Tobacco at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Fagan also will serve as a professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education in the [...]

October 25th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS’ Peter Emanuel, M.D., Appointed to Association of American Cancer Institutes Board

LITTLE ROCK — Peter Emanuel, M.D., director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been appointed to the board of directors of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI). Peter Emanuel, M.D. Emanuel will serve a two-year term after being appointed to fill [...]

October 18th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

Fellowship-Trained Medical Oncologist Angela Pennisi, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — Fellowship-trained medical oncologist Angela Pennisi, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Angela Pennisi, M.D., Ph.D. She sees patients in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and is an assistant professor in the UAMS Division of Medical Oncology. Pennisi earned her medical degree and [...]

October 5th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments