UAMS Cancer Researcher to Speak at Sept. 4 ‘Doctor is In’ Event in Hot Springs Village

By Susan Van Dusen

The Doctor is In the Village is set for 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 4 at Diamante Country Club, 2000 Country Club Drive, in Hot Springs Village. Featured speaker is Samantha Kendrick, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

There is no charge to attend, and lunch is provided. To make a reservation, email IACancerInitiatives@uams.edu, call (501) 686-6885 or visit Giving.UAMS.edu/DrIsIn by Aug. 28.

Kendrick’s research focuses on developing new therapies for aggressive forms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that have the potential to reduce drug resistance and lead to better patient outcomes.

Kendrick was co-recipient of the UAMS Cancer Institute’s 2019 Seeds of Science $50,000 grant award, which was funded by proceeds from the Village Walk for Cancer Research. Since 2002, the walk has raised about $500,000 for research programs at the UAMS Cancer Institute. The 2019 walk is scheduled for Sept. 28 at Balboa Pavilion in Hot Springs Village.

This event is presented by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in conjunction with the Hot Springs Village Walk for Cancer Research. It is sponsored by the Envoys, an advocacy group of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation.


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