June 20, 2019

UAMS Researcher Awarded $1.75 Million Grant to Study New Therapies for Metastatic Melanoma

Susan Van Dusen

Alan Tackett, Ph.D., was awarded a National Cancer Institute grant of $1.75 million to support his ongoing research into new therapies for metatatic melanoma.

Alan Tackett, Ph.D., a cancer researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received a five-year $1.75 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to identify new tumor targets in the treatment of metastatic melanoma.


June 12, 2019

UAMS-Developed Cytophone Detects Melanoma in Earliest Stages, Could Prevent Fatal Disease Spread

Susan Van Dusen

Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., Ds.C. (center) is pictured with collaborators (left to right) Laura Hutchins, M.D.; James Y. Suen, M.D.; Ekaterina I. Galanzha, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.; Eric Siegel, M.S.; Issam Makhoul, M.D.; Azemat Jamshidi-Parsian, M.S.; Mustafa Sarimollaoglu, Ph.D; and Aayire C. Yadem, M.S.

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., D.Sc., has demonstrated the ability to detect and kill circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood using a noninvasive device called Cytophone that integrates a laser, ultrasound and phone technologies.


May 28, 2019

Undergrads Explore Cancer Research Careers at UAMS Workshop

Susan Van Dusen

INBRE workshop organizer Tom Kelly, Ph.D., gives instructions about the day's activities.

As Hendrix College junior John Pablo-Kaiser considers his career options, cancer research is high on the list. “We’ve made leaps and bounds in what we know about cancer, but there is so much left to learn. I really think of it like a new frontier,” he said.


May 20, 2019

Thoracic Surgeon Steliga Honored by UAMS Cancer Institute Auxiliary

Susan Van Dusen

Matthew Steliga, M.D., (left) is joined by UAMS Cancer Institute Interim Director Laura Hutchins, M.D., following his introduction as the UAMS Cancer Institute Auxiliary Distinguished Honoree.

When Matthew Steliga, M.D., arrived at UAMS 10 years ago, he faced an uphill battle. Lung cancer rates in the state were skyrocketing, with an estimated 2,160 Arkansans losing their lives to the disease in 2009 alone. As UAMS’ only surgeon dedicated to the treatment of lung cancer, Steliga jumped in headfirst and began building…


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.



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