Message from the Director
Peter Emanuel, M.D.
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
We like to celebrate at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
Our favorite celebration is at our Seed of Hope ceremony, where we honor our survivors for their courage and healing.
We celebrate with our volunteers, donors and supporters as they help us spread the message about the Cancer Institute across Arkansas and beyond.
And we also celebrate advancements in our research programs, which are the keys to understanding why cancer occurs and how to prevent and treat it.
That’s why we are so excited to announce the grand opening of our two new research floors. These floors are designed with open floor plans making it easier for scientists to share equipment and ideas.
The construction project, which was paid for by a nearly $10.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), completes two previously unfinished floors in our expansion tower that opened in August 2010. Funding for the grant came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 stimulus monies allocated to the NIH for construction grants.
Research labs on the ninth floor are devoted to “liquid cancers,” such as multiple myeloma, leukemia and lymphoma, while the 11th floor space is dedicated to research on solid tumors, including brain, skin, breast and cervical cancers.
The floors also house our proteomics, metabolomics and nanomedicine shared facilities and the Center for Orthopaedic Research.
I hope you will join me in celebrating our research programs and the advancements they are making in our fight against cancer, both now and in the years to come.
Peter D. Emanuel, M.D.
UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute