Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


August 26, 2020

$10.6 Million Federal Grant to Expand National Proteomics Resource at UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Alan Tackett, PhD

A $10.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to greatly expand its proteomics resource. This grant will establish the IDeA National Resource for Quantitative Proteomics as the first NIH National Resource in Arkansas, which will serve biomedical researchers across the entire nation.


August 24, 2020

UAMS Researchers See 43% Funding Increase in FY2020

David Robinson

Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D., UAMS vice chancellor for Research and Innovation, said new research approaches have helped spur funding growth.

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its affiliate research institutions saw research funding grow by 43% this past year, with $158.1 million in grants by the end of the fiscal year, June 30. The bulk of the funding is from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal…


August 5, 2020

$780,000 Federal Grant Will Give UAMS Medical Students Hands-on Cancer Research Experience

Susan Van Dusen

Thomas Kelly, Ph.D., (left) and Richard Nicholas, M.D., received a $780,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to offer a summer research experience for UAMS College of Medicine students.

LITTLE ROCK — A $780,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute will fund a hands-on summer cancer research experience for medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “Partnership in Cancer Research will provide focused and innovative research experiences in laboratories, community outreach programs and clinics for selected first- and second-year students…


August 4, 2020

Early Melanoma Diagnosis Leads to Positive Outcome for Young Mom

Susan Van Dusen

Dannelley and family portrait

Achieving the perfect tan is a summertime goal for many young women. But for fair-skinned Kristi Dannelley, getting a golden glow was no easy task. That’s why she turned to tanning beds. “I spent hours in tanning beds as a teenager and in my early 20s,” said Dannelley, president of Magna IV in Little Rock….


July 29, 2020

UAMS Radiation Oncology Residency Program Receives Accreditation

Amy Widner

Radiation Oncology Residents

The Radiation Oncology Residency program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, which reviews all programs annually. When efforts to launch the program began in 2017, there was no residency training for radiation oncology in the state, and Arkansas was one of…


July 24, 2020

Grant Gives UAMS Physician-Scientist Access to Gene Analysis Software

Susan Van Dusen

Dr. Analiz Rodriguez

New grant funding will assist UAMS physician-scientist Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., in identifying more effective therapies for patients whose cancer has spread to their brain.


‘Be a Part of the Cure’ Televised Event to Benefit UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute on Sept. 2

Susan Van Dusen

BAPOTC on background

A new event will offer Arkansans a way to support UAMS’ cancer research and treatment programs from the comfort of their own home.


July 23, 2020

Fenghuang “Frank” Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., Awarded Nearly $3.14 Million to Further Myeloma Research

Linda Haymes

Fenghuang “Frank” Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., Myeloma Center research director at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received two grants totaling almost $3.14 million to study the molecular genetics and drug resistance of multiple myeloma, the second-most common blood-related cancer.

LITTLE ROCK — Fenghuang “Frank” Zhan, M.D., Ph.D., Myeloma Center research director at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received two grants totaling almost $3.14 million to study the molecular genetics and drug resistance of multiple myeloma, the second-most common blood-related cancer. One grant from the U.S. Department of Defense provides $1.4…


July 21, 2020

National Cancer Database at UAMS Becomes U.S. Storehouse for COVID-19 Images

David Robinson

A Chest Radiograph (left) and Computed Tomography (CT) image (right) of the same COVID-19 patient taken one day apart. These UAMS images, now publicly available in the national Cancer Imaging Archive, show COVID-19 lung infection similar to pneumonia. Medical experts refer to the appearance as ground glass opacities, a haziness overlying the lung that is common with COVID-19 patients.

LITTLE ROCK — A national database for patient cancer images at UAMS will become the storage site for COVID-19 clinical images from across the United States and around the globe, including chest x-rays and CT scans of the body. This week, UAMS also became the first research institution to contribute de-identified images of COVID-19 to…


UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Expands Services with Addition of 12 Oncologists

Susan Van Dusen

Oncologists join UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — The addition of 12 oncologists will expand services and increase access for patients at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “We are in a period of significant growth at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and are proud to welcome 12 talented physicians…



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