Myeloma Center

November 20, 2023

UAMS Myeloma Center Hits Impressive Milestone, Sees 1000th Article Published

Nathan Tidwell

Frits van Rhee, M.D, Ph.D.

Researchers and physicians with the Myeloma Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently published their 1,000th article, an impressive milestone that demonstrates the center’s high level of scholarship. “This is a remarkable achievement by our amazing Myeloma Center physicians and researchers,” said Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., clinical director of the…

August 8, 2023

Harold Dean Named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Hematology-Oncology Social Worker of the Year

Nathan Tidwell

Harold Dean

LITTLE ROCK — Harold Dean, MSW, social work program manager for the Myeloma Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Hematology-Oncology Social Worker of the Year. Dean received the award during the Association of Oncology Social Work annual conference June 19-21 in New Orleans….

August 1, 2023

National Cancer Institute Awards UAMS Researchers $2.26 Million to Continue Multiple Myeloma Study

Nathan Tidwell

Bellido, Delgado-Calle

LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers Teresita Bellido, Ph.D., and Jesus Delgado-Calle, Ph.D., recently received a five-year, $2.26 million continuation award from the National Cancer Institute. Bellido is a professor and chair of the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology in the UAMS College of Medicine, while Delgado-Calle is an…

July 7, 2023

Little Rock Subaru Delivers Blankets, Activity Boxes to UAMS Myeloma Center

Nathan Tidwell

Subaru Donation

The Subaru Loves to Care initiative returned to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) this summer. In partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Subaru of Little Rock delivered 100 blankets and 30 arts and crafts kits to the Myeloma Center on June 21. The blankets are intended to provide comfort for myeloma…

April 25, 2023

Myeloma Center Social Worker Receives Prestigious Certification

Nathan Tidwell

Jael Hastings

Jael Hastings, MSW, LCSW, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Myeloma Center oncology social worker, recently reached a major career milestone, earning her Oncology Social Worker – Certified (OSW-C) certification. “When I learned that I had obtained the OSW-C certification I was very excited,” Hastings said. “My supervisor, Harold Dean, shared information about…

January 11, 2023

Denver Broncos Defensive Tackle D.J. Jones Highlights UAMS Myeloma Center in My Cause, My Cleats Campaign

Marty Trieschmann

A professional football player with the Denver Broncos team stands with his mother and two nurses

As part of the National Football League’s (NFL) annual My Cause, My Cleats campaign, Denver Broncos defensive tackle D.J. Jones donated a pair of custom cleats to the Myeloma Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Since 2016, participating NFL teams and players customize footwear with designs…

June 17, 2022

Myeloma Patient Celebrates Full Remission by Walking Daughter Down the Aisle

Linda Haymes

“I was very pleased to be able to offer Dave this novel immunotherapy, which takes the patient’s own immune cells and genetically re-programs the cells to attack the myeloma,” Puente's doctor Frits van Rhee said. “I am very excited that Dave tolerated the treatment well and that he has had an excellent response to it.”

Dave Puente of Elk Grove California, 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) last November, recently saw a very personal goal he’d set for himself become a reality. Late last year, during an interview for an article…

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…

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.

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…

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