Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


September 8, 2020

$1.9 Million Grant Funds DNA Damage Research by UAMS Scientist Justin Leung, Ph.D.

Susan Van Dusen

Justin Leung, PhD

A $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Studies (NIGMS) will allow a scientist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to advance his research of DNA damage response (DDR) in cancer and genetic disorders.


September 4, 2020

‘Be a Part of the Cure’ Raises $400,000 for Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Susan Van Dusen

Shapiro interviews Rockefeller

Arkansans stepped up to support the fight against cancer when the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute sponsored its first-ever televised fundraising event Sept. 2.


September 3, 2020

UAMS Researchers Awarded $11.4 Million Grant to Continue Study of Cancer Therapy Side Effects

Ben Boulden

The four new COBRE researchers are, left to right, Amanda Stolarz, Ping-Ching Hsu, Brendan Frett and Caroline Schinke.

LITTLE ROCK — Led by Marjan Boerma, Ph.D., a team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers has received a five-year $11.4 million grant to continue research into the side effects of cancer therapies, including radiation and chemotherapies. The Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), a program of the National Institute of General…


September 2, 2020

UAMS Lung Cancer Researcher Contributes to Publication of Validation Protocols for Liquid Biopsy to Detect Cancer

Susan Van Dusen

Donald J. Johann, M.D.

Donald J. Johann, M.D., a lung cancer researcher at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), played an integral role in the publication of research related to liquid biopsy tests, or blood tests, for cancer.


September 1, 2020

UAMS’ Alan Tackett, Ph.D., Named to NIH Mechanisms of Cancer Therapeutics Study Section

Susan Van Dusen

Alan Tackett, PhD

Alan Tackett, Ph.D., was recently named a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Mechanisms of Cancer Therapeutics-1 (MCT1) Study Section, one of the major review boards for evaluation of cancer research by the NIH Center for Scientific Review.


August 28, 2020

Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., Named Cancer Institute Auxiliary Distinguished Honoree

Susan Van Dusen

Dr. Frits van Rhee

From the safety and comfort of their homes, 46 guests gathered at their computers Aug. 21 to recognize one of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s highly respected physicians: Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D. At the virtual reception, van Rhee was presented with the Distinguished Honoree Award, a presentation made annually by the Cancer…


August 26, 2020

$10.6 Million Federal Grant to Expand National Proteomics Resource at UAMS

Susan Van Dusen

Alan Tackett, PhD

A $10.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to greatly expand its proteomics resource. This grant will establish the IDeA National Resource for Quantitative Proteomics as the first NIH National Resource in Arkansas, which will serve biomedical researchers across the entire nation.


August 24, 2020

UAMS Researchers See 43% Funding Increase in FY2020

David Robinson

Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D., UAMS vice chancellor for Research and Innovation, said new research approaches have helped spur funding growth.

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its affiliate research institutions saw research funding grow by 43% this past year, with $158.1 million in grants by the end of the fiscal year, June 30. The bulk of the funding is from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal…


August 5, 2020

$780,000 Federal Grant Will Give UAMS Medical Students Hands-on Cancer Research Experience

Susan Van Dusen

Thomas Kelly, Ph.D., (left) and Richard Nicholas, M.D., received a $780,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to offer a summer research experience for UAMS College of Medicine students.

LITTLE ROCK — A $780,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute will fund a hands-on summer cancer research experience for medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “Partnership in Cancer Research will provide focused and innovative research experiences in laboratories, community outreach programs and clinics for selected first- and second-year students…


August 4, 2020

Early Melanoma Diagnosis Leads to Positive Outcome for Young Mom

Susan Van Dusen

Dannelley and family portrait

Achieving the perfect tan is a summertime goal for many young women. But for fair-skinned Kristi Dannelley, getting a golden glow was no easy task. That’s why she turned to tanning beds. “I spent hours in tanning beds as a teenager and in my early 20s,” said Dannelley, president of Magna IV in Little Rock….



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