Kadlubar Named Epidemiology Chairman at UAMS And Director of Research at UAMS’ ACRC

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – Internationally recognized cancer researcher Fred F. Kadlubar, Ph.D., has been named chairman of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and director of research at the UAMS Arkansas Cancer Research Center.


Kadlubar, who joined UAMS on Oct. 1, spent the last 30 years at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson. For the past 11 years, he was director of the NCTR Division of Pharmacogenomics and Molecular Epidemiology.


“We’re extremely excited to have Dr. Kadlubar on our campus not only because of his research credentials, but his work is a perfect fit for UAMS’ public health initiatives and cancer research,” said College of Public Health Dean James M. Raczynski, Ph.D. “He also will work with the state Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Health, which will enhance our access to cancer data.”


“Dr. Kadlubar’s hiring at UAMS is important to our campus,” said ACRC Director James Suen, M.D. “Dr. Kadlubar is a premier research science leader nationally and internationally, and he will help lead an expansion of UAMS’ cancer research.”


The ACRC will expand its research on those cancers most commonly found in Arkansas, such as lung, colorectal and prostate cancer.


Kadlubar’s primary research interest centers on molecular and biochemical epidemiology, including the susceptibility to chemical toxins in foods, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices. His research also includes dietary and environmental risk factors for cancer and the assessment of human exposure to carcinogens.


At NCTR, he monitored human exposure and individual susceptibility to carcinogens of public health concern to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other regulatory agencies.


Kadlubar has overseen numerous cancer research grants, serves as editor of national cancer journals, sits on editorial boards of several cancer research journals and has been invited to participate in more than 150 prestigious scientific meetings across the globe. Since the mid 1980s he has received 58 invitations to lecture on molecular epidemiology from leading research institutions in the United States and other countries, including Germany, China, South Korea, Japan and Australia.


A native of Dallas, Texas, Kadlubar earned his doctorate in chemistry/biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,430 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.