Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


March 2, 2022

High School Student Earns Spot on UAMS Research Team

David Robinson

Anu Iyer, a junior at Little Rock Central High School, was invited to join a UAMS research team studying Parkinson's disease.

When a UAMS Parkinson’s disease research project needed someone with machine learning expertise, Fred Prior, Ph.D., asked Anu Iyer if she would be interested. It would have been a routine invitation among researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), but Iyer is a junior at Little Rock’s Central High School. Prior, Iyer’s…


February 28, 2022

Danyelle Musselman to Emcee UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s ‘Be a Part of the Cure’ Walk on April 30

Marty Trieschmann

Be A Part of the Cure Walk Logo

On April 30, the first lady of Arkansas Razorback Men’s Basketball, Danyelle Musselman, will emcee the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s “Be a Part of the Cure” Walk honoring all Arkansas cancer patients.


February 1, 2022

UAMS’ Omar Atiq, M.D., Named President-Elect of American College of Physicians

Linda Satter

Omar Atiq, M.D., standing inside the Cancer Institute

LITTLE ROCK — Omar Atiq, M.D., a medical oncologist specializing in head and neck cancers and cutaneous malignancies at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is now president-elect of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest medical specialty organization in the United States. “Dr. Atiq…


January 31, 2022

UAMS Highlights Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dedication to Service

Kalee Sexton

Arkansas Sen. Linda Chesterfield gives the keynote address.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted a virtual event observing the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as it kicked off the annual UAMS Serves campaign.


January 28, 2022

UAMS Culinary Medicine Program Promotes Kidney Health

Kalee Sexton

The UAMS Culinary Medicine program provided meals and hosted Zoom cooking classes to promote kidney health.

The culinary medicine team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently partnered with the Little Rock Chapter of The Links, Inc., and Black Kidney Awareness Resource and Education (KARE) to educate people about chronic kidney disease and prevention.


January 24, 2022

Jenkins, Kovak Appointed to New Leadership Positions at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Marty Trieschmann

Amy Jo Jenkins and Matt Kovak

Amy Jo Jenkins, M.S., CCRP, has been named associate director of administration for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Succeeding Jenkins, Matthew Kovak, M.S., CCRP, has been promoted to executive director of the clinical trials office. After leading a significant expansion of the Cancer Institute’s clinical…


January 20, 2022

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s Radiation Oncology Center Becomes First and Only Center in Arkansas to Earn APEx Accreditation

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS Radiation Oncologists

The Radiation Oncology Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received the highest national accreditation from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). The center, which is part of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, is the only radiation oncology center in the state to be granted full accreditation by…


January 18, 2022

UAMS Webinar to Highlight New HPV Vaccination and Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS Cervical Cancer Webinar

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Health Initiatives and Disparities Research will host a public webinar, “Getting Back on Track After the Impact of COVID-19: HPV Vaccination and Cervical Cancer Screening Guideline Updates,” on Friday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. In addition to new recommended screening guidelines by the American Cancer…


January 13, 2022

First Myeloma Center Patient Receives Revolutionary New Therapy, Responds Well

Linda Haymes

Dave and Lori Puente of Elk Grove, California. Dave Puente is the first myeloma patient in Arkansas to receive new chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy treatment, which is only available at the UAMS Myeloma Center in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Dave Puente of Elk Grove, California, became the first myeloma patient in Arkansas to receive the new chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Myeloma Center, the only medical facility in Arkansas currently offering the cutting-edge treatment.


January 6, 2022

Kirk West, Ph.D., Receives American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship

Marty Trieschmann

Kirk West, Ph.D., UAMS' first recipient of the American Cancer Society's Postdoctoral Fellowship

Kirk West, Ph.D., a Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute researcher, is the first UAMS scientist to be awarded the prestigious American Cancer Society (ACS) Postdoctoral Fellowship. Only 14% of ACS fellowships are funded from a nationwide pool of applicants. The three-year fellowship will help fund West’s research on the role of LC8-TLK1/2 axis in the…



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