UAMS Launches Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Advocacy Group at Jan. 27 Event

By Susan Van Dusen

Envoys, a group of young advocates for the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, will sponsor The Doctor is in … Downtown. Envoys members Win Rockefeller Jr. and Cindy Murphy will co-host the event.

Tickets are $50, and all proceeds benefit the Cancer Institute. For information or to reserve tickets, call (501) 526-2277 or visit

Physicians and scientists from the Cancer Institute will be available at the event to share information in an informal setting about their cancer-related research and new treatment advancements.

Envoys, coordinated by the Cancer Institute Foundation, is a new group whose mission is to advance the outreach efforts of the Cancer Institute by promoting its physicians, scientists, programs and vision in the local community and beyond. Membership is free, and volunteering hours are flexible. For information, call the Cancer Institute Foundation at (501) 526-2277.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a new 540,000-square-foot hospital, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 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. Visit or