Education & Research Feature


March 21, 2018

UAMS to Offer Arkansas’ First-ever Radiation Oncology Residency Program

Leading the UAMS Radiation Oncology residency program are (from left) Fen Xia, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Radiation Oncology chair and residency program director; Thomas Kim, M.D., assistant residency program director; and Ellie Dickinson, residency coordinator.

Radiation oncology is a complex and competitive field, attracting some of the brightest medical students from across the country. Until now, however, anyone in Arkansas interested in pursuing a career in radiation oncology had to leave the state for advanced training.


December 19, 2017

Study Shows Key Molecular Differences in Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia Could Lead to Better Treatment

LITTLE ROCK – A scientist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is among the lead authors of a study that could lead to more effective therapies for children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). UAMS’ Jason Farrar, M.D., and collaborators at eleven other institutions published their study in the journal Nature Medicine and…


November 30, 2017

UAMS Breast Surgeon Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., Named to Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology

Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D. (center), was named recipient of the Muriel Balsam Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology at a Nov. 29 ceremony. She is shown with UAMS College of Medicine Dean Pope Moseley, M.D., and UAMS Interim Chancellor Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D.

Nov. 30, 2017 – Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., F.A.C.S., was invested Nov. 29 as recipient of the Muriel Balsam Kohn Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She is chief of Breast Oncology in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Surgery. The endowed chair is the result of…


November 20, 2017

$7,000 Donation to UAMS Cancer Institute Honors Memory of Stuttgart Woman

LITTLE ROCK –A donation of $7,000 in memory of the late Stacey Gabriel Homra of Stuttgart will benefit cancer research conducted by the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The donation was presented Nov. 14 to Cancer Institute Director Peter Emanuel, M.D., by Homra’s husband, Allen Homra,…


November 6, 2017

UAMS Scientist Takes Lead in National Tobacco Control Publication

Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., M.P.H., served as scientific advisor, writer and editor for the first National Cancer Institute monograph focused on tobacco-related health disparities.

Nov. 6, 2017 | It’s hard to quit smoking. Ask anyone who has tried and failed and tried again, sometimes in a seemingly endless cycle. This process of quitting is important for individuals and their personal health, but there are also bigger concerns at stake — specifically how smoking affects our society as a whole….


October 31, 2017

Cancer Imaging Archive Housed at UAMS Bolstered by $8.3 Million NCI Grant

LITTLE ROCK – The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded an $8.3 million grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) for expansion and enhancement of an archive containing freely accessible cancer medical images and data. The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) is a free online service that hosts a large collection of cancer-related…


October 23, 2017

$1.8 Million Research Project Grant Marks Third Concurrent NIH Award for UAMS Scientist

Daohong Zhou, M.D., received the $1.8 million NIH grant to support his research on a therapy to prevent and possibly reverse a lung disease found in patients who undergo radiation therapy for cancer.

LITTLE ROCK – A scientist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has reached a status few achieve by being awarded his third concurrent R01-type Research Project Grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Daohong Zhou, M.D., received the $1.8 million grant to support his research on a therapy to prevent and…


October 9, 2017

Gynecologic Oncologist Laura B. Huffman, M.D., Joins UAMS

Laura B. Huffman, M.D.

Oct. 9, 2017 | Fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologist Laura B. Huffman, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She sees patients at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and serves as an assistant professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the UAMS College of Medicine. Her medical specialties include the…


August 15, 2017

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

Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

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. Her medical specialties include primary and secondary brain tumors, endoscopy, radiosurgery, laser…


August 11, 2017

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

Clinical Trials

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,…



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