Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


September 13, 2022

UAMS Invests Jonathan Laryea, M.D., in Nolie and Norma Mumey Endowed Chair in Surgery

Andrew Vogler

Laryea Investiture

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested Jonathan Laryea, M.D., chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery in the Department of Surgery and medical director of cancer services at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, in the Nolie and Norma Mumey Endowed Chair in Surgery during a…


UAMS Invests Matthew A. Steliga, M.D., in Kent C. Westbrook, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Surgical Oncology

Andrew Vogler

Steliga Investiture

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine invested Matthew A. Steliga, M.D., chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery in the UAMS Department of Surgery and a tenured professor of surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine, in the Kent C. Westbrook, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Surgical Oncology…


Sunny Singh, M.D., Named Director of UAMS Baptist Health Cancer Center in North Little Rock

Marty Trieschmann

Dr. Sunny Singh is the director of the UAMS Baptist Health Cancer Center in North Little Rock, Arkansas

Sunny R. K. Singh, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute as a hematologist/oncologist and director of the UAMS Baptist Health Cancer Center in North Little Rock. Singh oversees all operations at the satellite cancer center jointly operated by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute…


September 12, 2022

UAMS Breast Cancer Program Earns National Reaccreditation

Marty Trieschmann

The Breast Center at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

UAMS Oncologists Appointed to National Board The Breast Cancer program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute has earned reaccreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Ronda S. Henry-Tillman, M.D., chief of Breast Oncology at UAMS, has been appointed vice chair of NAPBC, along with…


August 2, 2022

Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., MPH, Joins Leadership Team at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Marty Trieschmann

Dr. Pebbles Fagan

Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., MPH, has assumed the role of associate director for Cancer Prevention and Control for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Fagan, a leading expert on tobacco-related health disparities and co-founder of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)’s Tobacco Research Network on Disparities, will lead…


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…


June 10, 2022

Cancer Institute Retreat Highlights Novel Therapeutic Targets and Agents

Marty Trieschmann

Jungang Chen, a postdoctoral fellow in the UAMS Department of Pathology, discusses his research on pathogenesis and tumorgenesis in Covid-19 patients infected with Herpes

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute held its second annual scientific research retreat May 26 at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. More than 140 scientists gathered in person for the first time in two years. The retreat theme, “Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics,” reflects the growth in the identification of new and novel molecular…


June 8, 2022

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Launches Statewide Cancer Navigation Program

Marty Trieschmann

Two patient navigators from the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is implementing a new statewide patient navigation program to help cancer patients across the state access needed prevention, screening, treatment and support services. The program serves all Arkansans regardless of provider. “We know advances in cancer treatment may not reach underserved communities, especially in low socioeconomic areas and…


May 24, 2022

UAMS Ranks Fourth in Education on Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity List

Yavonda Chase

For the second year, UAMS has been recognized by Forbes magazine on its Best Employers for Diversity list.

UAMS ranks fourth among educational organizations nationally on an annual list of Best Employers for Diversity created by Forbes magazine. UAMS was also the highest ranked Arkansas company on the list, and the only one in the Top 100.


May 18, 2022

Chancellor Named Cancer Institute Auxiliary Distinguished Honoree

Marty Trieschmann

Cancer Institute Auxiliary members with UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson at an event honoring him as the organization's 2021 honoree.

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, was recognized May 12 as the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Auxiliary 2021 Distinguished Honoree at a reception at the home of Stuart Cobb, a longtime supporter and member of the Cancer Institute Board of Advisors. About 60 guests attended, including UAMS board members, Cancer Institute leaders and auxiliary board members….



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