Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


May 10, 2022

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Be A Part of the Cure Walk Draws 1,000, Surpasses Fundraising Goal

Marty Trieschmann

the crowd at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Be A Part of the Cure Walk

More than 1,000 people gathered at War Memorial Stadium early April 30 for the 2nd Annual Be A Part of the Cure Walk benefiting the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Despite predictions of rain, the weather and atmosphere were perfect for the event that brought together cancer survivors, family, friends, physicians, nurses, researchers, and…


May 3, 2022

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Celebrates Student Research at Symposium

Marty Trieschmann

Cancer Institute Director Michael Birrer and a student

The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute held its first Celebration of Student Discovery Symposium April 14 for over 30 students, teachers, and some family members from Little Rock Central High School and LISA Academy West interested in cancer research. Students who won or placed in the regional and state science fairs were invited to…


April 20, 2022

UAMS Hosts Panel Discussion on Black Maternal Mortality

Kalee Sexton

Toxic follows Nina, a pregnant Black woman navigating her career, marriage and motherhood while dealing with race-related stress.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hosted a distinguished panel discussion about Black maternal mortality rates and the short film Toxic: A Black Woman’s Story.


April 8, 2022

Daniel’s Story: From UAMS Lymphoma Patient to Be a Part of the Cure Walk Coordinator

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS Be A Part of the Cure Walk Coordinator, Daniel Frazier, talks about his experience being treated for cancer at the very place he now works.

Imagine you’re 23 and just landed your first promotion at your dream job. All is right with the world. Now imagine being diagnosed with lymphoma at the same time. For UAMS special events coordinator, Daniel Frazier, cancer was not part of the plan. “Whatever plan I thought I had, a cancer diagnosis was nowhere on…


March 21, 2022

MD Anderson Oncologist Shi-Ming Tu, M.D., Joins UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Marty Trieschmann

Shi-Ming Tu, M.D., has joined the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute as a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment and research of genitourinary cancer.

LITTLE ROCK — Shi-Ming Tu, M.D., has joined the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment and research of genitourinary cancer.


March 16, 2022

Study Puts More Than 50 UAMS Faculty Among Top 2% of Influential Researchers

David Robinson

Shuk Mei Ho, Ph.D., UAMS vice chancellor for Research and Innovation, said the lengthy list of influential UAMS faculty is a testament to the institution’s high priority for research.

LITTLE ROCK — A study by Stanford University lists over 50 current and retired UAMS faculty among the top 2% of most influential researchers. The study is based on an analysis of Scopus, the largest database of peer-reviewed research literature. To determine the most influential researchers, the study authors used a combination of citation metrics…


March 15, 2022

UAMS Study Finds Cancer Treatment Creates Employment Difficulties for Some Rural Women

David Wise

Woman in a warehouse

LITTLE ROCK — Rural women are likely to face significant challenges finding secure and reliable employment following cancer treatment if they did not already have a secure job at the time of their diagnosis, according to a new study led by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers. The study, which was published in…


March 9, 2022

UAMS’ Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., Receives President’s Award from Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Marty Trieschmann

Pebbles Fagan

Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., MPH, a leading expert on tobacco-related health disparities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), received the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco’s (SRNT) President’s Award. Fagan was recognized by the organization due to her decades of scientific excellence and efforts to combat health inequities related to nicotine and…


March 4, 2022

Monticello Doctor Credits UAMS Bone Marrow Transplant for Getting Him Back to Medicine and Life

Marty Trieschmann

Patient Jay Connelley with his UAMS Care Team

Jay Connelley, M.D., a family physician in Monticello, Arkansas, was so used to powering through the fatigue that comes with keeping doctors’ hours that it never occurred to him he might be tired for another reason. It wasn’t until he began experiencing frequent dizziness that he thought there might be more to it. “I was…


March 3, 2022

UAMS Accepting Applications For Student Health Care Summer Programs

Kalee Sexton

Pre-Health Academy students

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is now accepting applications for its Summer Research Internship, Pre-Health Scholars Program and Pre-Medical Summer Scholars program.



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