UAMS Cancer Researcher to Speak at May 17 Event in Hot Springs Village

| LITTLE ROCK – You are invited to learn about the latest advances in cancer research, treatment and prevention at a free event featuring a researcher from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

The program will be held at 11 a.m. May 17 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 295 Balearic Road, in Hot Springs Village. Featured speaker will be Aime Franco, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Physiology and Biophysics. A thyroid cancer survivor, Franco specializes in the development of potential new therapies for the disease.

There is no charge to attend, and lunch is provided. To make a reservation, call (501) 686-7327 by May 11.

This event is presented by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in conjunction with the Hot Springs Village Walk for Cancer Research. It is sponsored by Arvest and the Envoys, an advocacy group of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation.


UAMS is the states only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the states largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Childrens Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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