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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 30, 2021

UAMS Launches Five Satellite Training Centers to Improve Digital Health in Arkansas, Tennessee

Karmen Robinson

Telehealth Training Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK — The South Central Telehealth Resource Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is opening five satellite training centers in Arkansas and Tennessee.


November 26, 2021

UAMS Testing ‘Big Advance’ in Spinal Cord Stimulation; First Arkansas Participant Now Pain Free

David Robinson

Cornelia Ann Smith of Calico Rock, Ark., here with two of her grandchildren, is pain free thanks to her participation in a UAMS study of an advance in spinal cord stimulation devices.

Cornelia Ann Smith’s severe chronic back pain disappeared almost as soon as the experimental spinal cord stimulator was activated in a procedure at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “I realized the device was helping me immediately,” the Calico Rock, Ark., resident said. Then, back home, it really began to sink in. “I…


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 22, 2021

UAMS Researchers Receive $1.5 Million to Study Impact of Maternal Diabetes on Fetal Neurodevelopment

David Robinson

Members of the interdisciplinary research team include, (l-r): Heather Moody, RN, Eric Siegel, M.S., Stefanie Kennon-McGill, Ph.D., Hari Eswaran, Ph.D., Shannon Rose, Ph.D., Luis Mercado, Ph.D., Diana Escalona-Vargas, Ph.D., and Debopam Samanta, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK —Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) hope to gain important insights about fetal neurodevelopment in a new study with diabetic pregnant mothers. Funded by a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the first study of its kind will use advanced fetal monitoring techniques and…


November 17, 2021

Finding Faith in Caregiving

Karmen Robinson

Mike Booker (white shirt) was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in 2010. He is shown with his daughter, son-in-law, son and grandchildren.

Margaret Booker always knew she’d become a caregiver in some capacity. Even as a little girl, she had a gift for recognizing when people needed help. But she never fathomed that she’d become a caregiver at such a young age for her husband, Mike. He was just 54 years old when he was diagnosed early…


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.



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