UAMS News


April 28, 2021

UAMS Cancer Institute’s Volunteers, Paused by the Pandemic, Ready to Return

Linda Haymes

Stuart Cobb, a myeloma survivor who volunteers with the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and serves on its board of advisors, picks up a sweet thank-you from Julia Hamra of the Cancer Institute's Volunteer Services and Auxiliary department during a recent appreciation drive-thru event for the institute's nearly 70 volunteers.

(UAMS) The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s nearly 70 volunteers may have been out of sight for more than a year thanks to COVID-19, but they have remained close at heart to the Cancer Institute’s staff. For employees of Cancer Institute’s Volunteer Services and Auxiliary department, time and distance has not diminished their appreciation…


April 26, 2021

Saira Hassan, M.D., Joins UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute as a Specialist in Genitourinary Cancer

Linda Haymes

Saira Hassan, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Saira Hassan, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute as a specialist in cancer of the genitourinary or urogenital system, which includes the urinary and reproductive systems. “Having Dr. Hassan join our staff strengthens and broadens the already-excellent level of care we offer…


April 19, 2021

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Recognizes 2 Little Rock Central High Students

Linda Haymes

Anu Iyer and Amna Khan were recently recognized for their cancer-related science fair projects with the inaugural inaugural Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Special Award for Outstanding Cancer Research at the Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair

LITTLE ROCK —The inaugural Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Special Award for Outstanding Cancer Research at the Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair was recently presented to Little Rock Central High School students Amna Khan and Anu Iyer for the cancer research they each presented at this year’s fair. The award recognizes a student or…


April 14, 2021

Drug Allergies

Tim Taylor

drug allergies

These programs were first broadcast the week of April 19, 2021.


April 6, 2021

Kelly Named Associate Director for Cancer Research Training and Education at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Linda Haymes

Thomas J. Kelly Jr., Ph.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Cancer researcher Thomas J. Kelly Jr., Ph.D., has been named associate director for cancer research training and education at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Kelly is an associate professor of pathology in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Pathology and will…


April 1, 2021

April S.A.F.E. Newsletter Available

Ben Boulden

The April S.A.F.E. newsletter is available. The subject is Arkansas’ “Move Over Law.”


March 19, 2021

UAMS Neurosurgeon Performs State’s First Deep Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy

Katrina Dupins

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The UAMS Epilepsy Center is the first in Arkansas to perform deep brain stimulation surgery as a treatment for epilepsy. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for epilepsy is designed to help manage seizures in patients who have not responded to medication. DBS, which is a type of neuromodulation, has been used primarily for patients with movement…


March 18, 2021

UAMS’ Justin Leung, Ph.D., Receives $1.47 million Grant from National Cancer Institute to Study DNA Damage Regulation

Linda Haymes

Justin Leung, Ph.D., (front and center with his team), a researcher with the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, has been awarded a $1.47 million National Cancer Institute grant to study DNA.

LITTLE ROCK — A five-year, $1.47 million National Cancer Institute grant has been awarded to researcher Justin Leung, Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to study DNA repair. Leung’s project is a collaboration with Robert Eoff, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the UAMS College…


March 16, 2021

Town Hall Speakers Highlight UAMS Efforts to Bolster Health Equity

Ben Boulden

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patteson, center, answers a question in writing from a member of the Town Hall audience that was read out loud by Michael Manley, left, as Provost Stephanie Gardner listens.

Increasing health equity and decreasing disparities inspire action at UAMS. The efforts include operating a food pantry for students and employees that has distributed more than 245,000 meals, sustaining a student-run, faculty-supervised clinic that provides health screenings and preventative care to an underserved community and providing outreach to minority communities in Northwest Arkansas fighting COVID-19….


March 11, 2021

Leigh Ann Wilson and Collin V. Montgomery, APRN, receive 2020 Chris Hackler Award

Linda Haymes

Collin Montgomery, APRN and Leigh Ann Wilson the Adult Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently received the 2020 Chris Hackler Award for Excellence in Medical Ethics.

Two employees who work with the Adult Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently received the 2020 Chris Hackler Award for Excellence in Medical Ethics. Social worker Leigh Ann Wilson and Collin V. Montgomery, APRN, assist UAMS’ sickle cell patients. Sickle cell disease is a genetic disease…



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