May 15, 2019

UAMS Cancer Institute Bone Marrow Transplant Program Receives Internationally Recognized Accreditation

Susan Van Dusen

The Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received an internationally recognized accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). 


May 8, 2019

Cancer Researchers Form Collaborations, Share Insight at Inaugural Retreat

Susan Van Dusen

UAMS cancer researchers gathered May 2 for the inaugural Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Research Retreat.

With about 125 cancer researchers and clinical scientists gathered in one spot, new ideas and collaborations are bound to develop.


April 26, 2019

Omar T. Atiq, M.D., Named Chair of Board of Governors for American College of Physicians

Susan Van Dusen

Omar T. Atiq, M.D., was named chair of the Board of Governors of the American College of Physicians during the organization's annual scientific meeting April 11-13, 2019.

Omar T. Atiq, M.D., a UAMS professor of medicine and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, was named chair of the Board of Governors of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.


April 25, 2019

UAMS Cancer Researcher to Speak at May 16 Event in Hot Springs Village

Susan Van Dusen

You are invited to learn about the latest advances in cancer research, treatment and prevention at a free event at 11:30 a.m. May 16 in Hot Springs Village featuring a researcher from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


April 22, 2019

UAMS Event Series Explores End-of-Life Issues, Features National Expert

Susan Van Dusen

End-of-life expert BJ Miller M.D., addresses the audience at an event sponsored by the UAMS Division of Palliative Medicine

As he addresses audiences across the country, end-of-life expert BJ Miller, M.D., often asks one simple question: “Who is this room has never suffered?”


UAMS’ Libby Grobmyer Named Co-President of College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy

Susan Van Dusen

Board-certified chaplain Libby Grobmyer serves as co-president of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.

Libby Grobmyer, chaplain for the Palliative Care Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been named co-president of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.


April 8, 2019

Art Students Help UAMS Cancer Patients ‘Paint Over Pain’

Susan Van Dusen

Fen Xia, M.D., Ph.D., (right) chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, and Central Arkansas Christian School students display radiation masks they decorated as part of CAC’s art program “Paint Over Pain” to represent beauty that can come from hardship.

Transforming something frightening into something inspiring isn’t an easy task. But that’s exactly what students at Central Arkansas Christian (CAC) School set out to do for patients undergoing treatment at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. “I love the idea of being able to inspire the patients and bring a little bit of light into a…


March 26, 2019

UAMS Day at the Capitol Highlights Programs, Offers Health Screenings

Susan Van Dusen

Arkansas Sen. Missy Irvin of Mountain View (left) visits with UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA; Cancer Institute Interim Director Laura Hutchins, M.D.; and Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., Cancer Institute associate director of administration, during UAMS Day at the Capitol.

UAMS Day at the Capitol on March 26 gave lawmakers a firsthand look at how the state’s only health sciences university impacts citizens across Arkansas.


March 25, 2019

UAMS Event April 17 to Feature End-of-Life Expert BJ Miller, M.D.

Susan Van Dusen

Palliative care and end-of-life expert BJ Miller, M.D., will speak at a UAMS-sponsored event April 17.

“Not Whether, But How: An Evening with BJ Miller” is set for 6:30 p.m. April 17 at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. Although there is no cost to attend, seating is limited and preregistration is required at cancer.uams.edu/bjmiller.


March 20, 2019

Clergy Invited to UAMS-Sponsored Event April 9 on Advance Care Planning

Susan Van Dusen

Members of the clergy of all faiths are invited to attend a free educational event sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on the importance of advance care planning.



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