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Cancer Institute Member Spotlight

Martin Cannon, Ph.D. 
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
UAMS College of Medicine
Martin Cannon, Ph.D., (fourth from left) is pictured with his research team (from left) Raj Singh; Steven Conrad, Ph.D.; Jia Liu, Ph.D.; Fahimeh Allahdadi; and Bernice Nounamo.
Dr. Cannon's laboratory has a strong translational focus, with the goal of developing new treatments based on dendritic cell (DC) vaccination for ovarian cancer. Recent clinical observations have shown that Th17 T lymphocyte infiltration is associated with markedly improved overall survival.  Read more >
The SciCom team includes (from left) Eric Ratham; Kerry Evans, Ph.D.; Peggy Brenner, Ph.D.; Bettie Cook; and Madison Hedrick.
Science Communication Group

The Science Communication Group (SciCom) is a scientific editorial and proposal development resource for UAMS researchers. SciCom's goal is to enhance investigators’ chances of obtaining extramural grant funding and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Science editors collaborate with investigators to produce effective, tailored and persuasive documents with a competitive edge that communicate effectively to the target audience.
SciCom was established in 1995 to increase extramural funding and strengthen the research enterprise. It employees five science editors, who are grounded in the biological sciences, social sciences and medical writing, and a senior research administrator, who specializes in multipart grant applications.
Editorial services range from basic to substantive. Substantive editing includes helping researchers clarify and refine the presentation of their hypotheses, data and conclusions, resulting in compelling applications and manuscripts that highlight the research strengths.
For information about SciCom or to request services, visit their website or contact Interim Director Kerry Evans.
Membership Information

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute invites UAMS faculty to apply for CI membership. Membership is available for faculty who:
  • Are currently engaged in cancer research or 
  • Are actively pursuing cancer-related research funding and 
  • Have published at least one cancer-related article in a peer-reviewed journal within the past two years.  
The membership application process begins with completion of the online membership application. Applications undergo review by research program co-leaders, an administrative committee and the Cancer Institute executive director. Visit our website to learn more about eligibility requirements for full and associate membership.

Areas of cancer research include, but are not limited to, basic, translational and clinical research, pharmaceutical sciences, population sciences, behavior and psychosocial sciences, implementation science and health literacy. Membership categories and requirements were developed in accordance with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) guidelines for designated cancer centers. 

For additional information, contact Sharon Glover, membership director, at or Dorothy Graves at
Contact Sharon Glover if you would like to share news items, offer suggestions for subject matter, or provide content for this newsletter.
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