Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


December 2, 2021

Ashley County Cares Donations to UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Near $500,000

Marty Trieschmann

Ashley County Cares Donation to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received $36,000 in additional funding from nonprofit Ashley County Cares (ACC) to further the institute’s statewide cancer prevention, treatment and research programs. The donation, presented Nov. 18 by Ashley County Cares co-directors Donna Shields and Bernice Nelms to Michael J….


November 23, 2021

UAMS’ Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Selected for Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program

Yavonda Chase

UAMS neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., is one of 52 early-stage researchers invited to participate in the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation's Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program.

LITTLE ROCK — The Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF), along with its partners National Medical Fellowships and the American Association for Cancer Research, selected University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) neurosurgeon Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., to participate in its Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program.


November 15, 2021

Pioneering Researcher Returns to UAMS Myeloma Center

Linda Haymes

“Dr. Shaughnessy’s return to UAMS expands and strengthens our research and subsequent treatment here at the Myeloma Center,” said Fenghuang “Frank” Zhan, director of research at the Myeloma Center.

John D. Shaughnessy, Jr., Ph.D., has rejoined the Myeloma Center in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a principal staff scientist and professor of medicine. “It feels great to be back,” said Shaughnessy, whose research is focused on developing new targeted therapies for multiple myeloma,…


UAMS Receives $18.9 Million NIH Award to Address Health Disparities

David Robinson

Members of the research team include, (back row, l-r) Keneshia Bryant-Moore, Ph.D., FNP-BC, RN, Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., Carol Cornell, Ph.D., Linda Luster and Christina Hamilton; (front) Elizabeth Taylor, Theresa Prewitt, Dr.P.H., and Tiffany Haynes, Ph.D. Pictured separately are, from top: Mark Williams, Ph.D., Chris Long, Ph.D., and Mignonne Guy, Ph.D. (Virginia Commonwealth University).

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received $18.9 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support new research and interventions that will focus on reducing cancer and cardiovascular disease disparities among people who live in rural areas and African American populations across Arkansas. The five-year award from…


November 12, 2021

UAMS Biostatistics Contributes to Groundbreaking ANCHOR Study

Marty Trieschmann

Jeanette Lee, Ph.D.

The UAMS Department of Biostatistics played a key role in a successful national clinical trial to treat anal cancer in persons living with HIV. Jeannette Y. Lee, Ph.D., UAMS biostatistics professor and biostatistics leader for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS, served as the statistical center director for the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI)…


November 10, 2021

UAMS Raises $15 Million Toward NCI Designation

Benjamin Waldrum

From left to right, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Director Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, Chris and Kim Fowler, and James Suen, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announced today that it has raised more than $15 million towards NCI Designation, the halfway point toward its $30 million goal.


October 28, 2021

UAMS Researchers See 12% Increase in Grant Funding for FY2021

David Robinson

As UAMS vice chancellor for Research and Innovation, Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D., oversees the institution's research enterprise.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its affiliate research institutions saw research funding grow by 12.2% this past year, with $177.4 million in grants by the end of the fiscal year on June 30. It is the second consecutive year with double-digit increases in research funding that comes from…


October 27, 2021

Carol Silverstrom Trust Gives Over $1 Million to Support Nursing, Cancer Programs at UAMS

Benjamin Waldrum

UAMS College of Nursing and Cancer Institute Logos

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received gifts totaling more than $1 million from the Carol Silverstrom Trust to support the highest priorities of the UAMS College of Nursing and the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Silverstrom, who died in April, named UAMS as a beneficiary of her trust….


October 26, 2021

NCI Grant Supporting UAMS Research to Improve Cancer Treatment for Patients Lacking Good Gut Bacteria

David Robinson

UAMS’ Ruud P.M. Dings, Ph.D., hopes to improve treatment outcomes for cancer patients with an absence of good gut bacteria.

LITTLE ROCK — A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team will use a National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant to study promising new ways to improve the effectiveness of a common cancer treatment for patients lacking beneficial gut bacteria. The five-year, nearly $2 million grant is led by Ruud P.M. Dings, Ph.D., M.Sc., an…


October 25, 2021

Oncologist Sindhu Malapati, M.D., Joins UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Marty Trieschmann

Sindhu Malapati, M.D., Medical Oncologist specializing in breast cancer

Sindhu Malapati, M.D., has joined the breast team in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where she is treating patients with breast cancer. “Dr. Malapati is a great addition to our team at an important time in the Cancer Institute’s growth,” said Michael Birrer, Winthrop P. …



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