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UAMS Receives Grant to Improve Access to Cancer Genetic Counseling Across Arkansas

Sept. 20, 2017 – A grant of more than $55,000 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will assist health care providers across the state to identify and treat families with an inherited risk for cancer. The one-year grant totaling $55,554 was presented to Kristin Zorn, M.D., director of the Division of Gynecologic [...]

Radiation Oncologist Thomas Kim, M.D., Joins UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — Radiation oncologist Thomas Kim, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients in the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. Thomas Kim, M.D. He serves as an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology. Kim’s medical and research interests include breast, [...]

September 20th, 2017|Categories: News Release, UAMS News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

$50,000 Grant Funds UAMS Support Program for Women with Gynecological Cancers

LITTLE ROCK – A $50,000 grant from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) will allow the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to expand its support services to women with gynecological cancers. The one-time grant provides resources to bring OCRFA’s Woman to Woman support program to the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. [...]

Free Skin Cancer Screening Offered at UAMS Cancer Institute on Oct. 14

LITTLE ROCK — People concerned about spots on their skin are invited to participate in a free skin cancer screening from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The screenings will take place on the second floor of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Patients [...]

UAMS Cancer Institute Partners Card Offers Shoppers and Diners 20 Percent Discount

LITTLE ROCK –More than 250 shops and restaurants in central and northwest Arkansas and Conway will offer discounts Oct. 27 – Nov. 5 with Partners Card, a fundraising project of the volunteer auxiliary of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). To purchase a Partners Card or [...]

September 11th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, News Release, UAMS News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Thoracic Surgeon Jason Muesse, M.D., Joins UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — Fellowship-trained thoracic surgeon Jason Muesse, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He sees patients in the Surgical Oncology Clinic at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine. Jason Muesse, M.D. [...]

Neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — Neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She sees patients in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and serves as an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery. Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. Her medical specialties include primary and [...]

August 15th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Education & Research Feature, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Researchers Receive CORNET Award Funding Cancer Research

Aug. 11, 2017 | Four research teams, comprised of scientists from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), have received funding for cancer research through the UTHSC/UAMS Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Cancer. Each team, made up of one UAMS researcher and one UTHSC researcher, [...]

August 11th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Education & Research Feature, News Release, UAMS News|0 Comments

UAMS to Offer 7-Week Freedom From Smoking Group Starting Aug. 30

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 to 5:30 p.m. for seven Wednesdays beginning Aug. 30 at 900 John Barrow Road. There is no cost to participate.  Free parking is available. [...]

Claudia Barone, D.N.P., Ed.D, Invested in Nicholas P. Lang, M.D., and Helen F. Lang, R.N., Endowed Chair

June 15, 2017 | Claudia Barone, D.N.P., Ed.D, a professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing, was invested June 13 in the Nicholas P. Lang, M.D., and Helen F. Lang, R.N., Endowed Chair. Barone, a nationally known expert in tobacco cessation and a leader in academic nursing, was first [...]

All Slots for Prestigious Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Filled by UAMS Residents

June 13, 2017 | Two residents from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have been selected for a prestigious fellowship in neuro-oncology administered jointly by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health Neuro-Oncology Branch. A maximum of two fellows per year are selected for the program, and [...]

UAMS Researchers Kill Cancer Cells Using Nanobubble Spaser as the World’s Smallest Laser

LITTLE ROCK — A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., D.Sc., has demonstrated the ability to kill single cancer cells using the world’s smallest laser. At 22 nanometers in diameter, the laser — known as a spaser — is capable of detecting and killing single cancer cells [...]

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, Education & Research Feature, 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.