Research


November 5, 2020

UAMS-UA Fayetteville Host Joint Cancer Research Retreat

Susan Van Dusen

Cancer Retreat Zoom image

More than 160 scientists gathered online Oct. 30 for the first-ever UAMS – UA Fayetteville Collaborative Cancer Research Retreat.


October 30, 2020

Klimberg Lectureship Offers Insight from Leading Breast Cancer Researcher

Susan Van Dusen

Kirby Bland, MD

As a young physician-scientist, V. Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., Ph.D., found a lifelong mentor and friend in renowned breast cancer researcher Kirby Bland, M.D. “Without him, I would not be where I am today,” said Klimberg, former division director of the UAMS College of Medicine Division of Breast Surgical Oncology. That mutual respect and admiration led…


October 22, 2020

Renowned Expert in Cancer Disparities Presents Blass Lecture

Susan Van Dusen

Steven R. Patierno, Ph.D.

The late philanthropist Elizabeth Weitzenhoffer “Betsy” Blass firmly believed in the importance of biomedical research and education. Although Blass died in 2005, her influence lives on at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute through an endowed lecture series she established to provide UAMS scientists the opportunity to interact with some of the world’s leading…


September 16, 2020

UAMS Researcher Delgado-Calle Awarded $1.7 Million to Study Bone Health in Myeloma Patients

Linda Haymes

Jesus Delgado-Calle, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, has been awarded a National Cancer Institute grant of more than $1.7 million to study bone health in myeloma patients and the effectiveness of bone therapies.

LITTLE ROCK —Jesus Delgado-Calle, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been awarded a National Cancer Institute grant of more than $1.7 million to study ways bone therapy might repair damaged bone and prevent or delay relapse in myeloma patients. Multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells…


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 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 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…



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