UAMS Cancer Researcher to Speak at May 16 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 at 11:30 a.m. May 16 in Hot Springs Village featuring a researcher from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

The program will be at Diamante Country Club, 2000 Country Club Drive. Featured speaker will be Samantha Kendrick, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Kendrick’s research focuses on developing new therapies for aggressive forms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that have the potential to reduce drug resistance and lead to better patient outcomes.

There is no charge to attend, and lunch is provided. To make a reservation, email mmgarcia@uams.edu or call (501) 526-6990, Ext. 8157 by May 10.

Kendrick was co-recipient of the UAMS Cancer Institute’s 2019 Seeds of Science grant award, which totaled $50,000 and was funded by proceeds from the Village Walk for Cancer Research. Since 2002, the walk has raised about $500,000 for research programs at the UAMS Cancer Institute. The 2019 walk is scheduled for Sept. 28 at Balboa Pavilion in Hot Springs Village.

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 the Envoys, an advocacy group of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation.


UAMS is the state's 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. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state's Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state's 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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