Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


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.


March 2, 2022

High School Student Earns Spot on UAMS Research Team

David Robinson

Anu Iyer, a junior at Little Rock Central High School, was invited to join a UAMS research team studying Parkinson's disease.

When a UAMS Parkinson’s disease research project needed someone with machine learning expertise, Fred Prior, Ph.D., asked Anu Iyer if she would be interested. It would have been a routine invitation among researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), but Iyer is a junior at Little Rock’s Central High School. Prior, Iyer’s…


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.


February 1, 2022

UAMS’ Omar Atiq, M.D., Named President-Elect of American College of Physicians

Linda Satter

Omar Atiq, M.D., standing inside the Cancer Institute

LITTLE ROCK — Omar Atiq, M.D., a medical oncologist specializing in head and neck cancers and cutaneous malignancies at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is now president-elect of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest medical specialty organization in the United States. “Dr. Atiq…


January 31, 2022

UAMS Highlights Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dedication to Service

Kalee Sexton

Arkansas Sen. Linda Chesterfield gives the keynote address.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted a virtual event observing the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as it kicked off the annual UAMS Serves campaign.



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