October Science Café – ‘Breast Cancer: Are We Really Making Progress?’

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – The Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, ‘Breast Cancer: Are We Really Making Progress?’ on Oct. 23.


Science Café was created in partnership with UAMS, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), Southwestern Energy, the Little Rock Zoo, the Arkansas Biosciences Institute and the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.


This month, panelists from the Arkansas Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute will lead the discussion. Dorothy Miles, Ph.D., Cancer Institute research associate and KUAR FM89 public radio news anchor/reporter, will moderate.


Held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the newly renamed, Laughing Moon Café (formerly Sufficient Grounds Coffeehouse) in Little Rock’s Hillcrest area at 722 N. Palm St., the Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly discussions with various experts. Admission is free and no reservations are needed, though seating is limited. Food and beverages are available for purchase.


Science Café forums are held the fourth Tuesday of the month except for July, August and December. Future topics include: Climate Change in Arkansas, Ecotourism, Internet Security, Art and Healing and Nanotechnology. Check out the newly designed Web site, www.sciencecafelr.com.


For more information on future Science Café events, contact Linda Williams at 501-213-5627 or send an email with Subscribe in the subject field to sciencecafelr@gmail.com.


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 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 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 $5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.