Dr. Joseph Su
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Peter O’Donnell Jr. School of Public Health
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. Su is a cancer epidemiologist experienced in environmental contamination, nutritional assessment, and survey study design. He was the PI of the ARCH study from 2016-2022, and over the past few years, he has traveled to disadvantaged communities throughout the state and met with stakeholders to identify strategies to address cancer disparities. Dr. Su is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Peter O’Donnell Jr. School of Public Health at UT Southwestern in Dallas. He plans to
continue working with the ARCH and to research into factors that lead to health disparities in disadvantaged communities.
Dr. Brian Koss
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
My areas of expertise include, T-cell biology, cancer biology, proteomics, histone epigenetics, cell death mechanisms, and mouse models. Research in my lab is currently focused on developing and applying cutting-edge proteomic approaches to understand the ability of a T cell to persist in solid tumors. To translate these findings, my laboratory seeks to establish new immune monitoring methodologies and engineer CAR T-cell therapies with superior persistence in the solid tumor environment. I work with other ARCH investigators to explore the impact of environmental exposure to heavy metals on T-cell function.
Dr. Gwendolyn M. Bryant-Smith
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Gwendolyn Bryant-Smith, M.D., is a native of Arkansas. She is the chief of Breast Imaging and the Breast Imaging Fellowship Director in the Department of Radiology. Bryant-Smith joined the UAMS Department of Radiology in 2006. She served as director of Breast Imaging in the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) Department of Radiology from 2008 to 2016. She was named chief of Breast Imaging at UAMS in the Department of Radiology in 2016.
She has served as chair of the National Veterans Affairs Mammography Advisory Committee and as a subject matter expert on the Upper Midwest Consolidated Services Center (UMCSC) Biopsy Instruments and Needles Committee with Mayo Clinic. She is a clinical image reviewer for the Arkansas Mammography Accreditation Program, a member of the UAMS Radiology Residency Program Evaluation Committee, a member of the UAMS Mammography Workgroup and an Envoy Board member of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
Bryant-Smith has a strong interest in patient advocacy and health policy. She testified before the 2017 Arkansas General Assembly House and Senate Insurance and Commerce Committees in a successful effort to gain insurance coverage for digital breast tomosynthesis and whole breast ultrasound for women in the state of Arkansas.
The MammoVan regularly travels throughout Arkansas providing digital screening mammograms and breast care education.
The three-room mobile unit is outfitted with the most advanced digital mammography equipment and is staffed by a certified mammography technologist and a technical assistant.
Patients receive their test results within one to two weeks. Results also will be sent to each patient’s primary care physician. If the mammogram shows a potential abnormality, the patient will be referred for follow-up to the appropriate services.
The unit is handicap accessible, with a wheelchair lift entering directly into the mammography suite. The mammography unit also is designed to accommodate women in a standing or seated position.
To make an appointment, call (800) 259-8794. Walk-ins are welcome but may experience a short wait.