Department of Nursing Science
UAMS College of Nursing
Dr. Parker's research interests are in patient-centered cancer communication, health literacy and breast cancer education. She recently was awarded the TRI KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Award to support her project examining perceptions of cancer educational materials for young women with breast cancer within the multi-dimensional sphere of patient-centered cancer communication. Read more>
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$1.9 Million Grant Funds DNA Damage Research by Cancer Institute Researcher Justin Leung, Ph.D.
A $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Studies will allow Cancer Institute researcher Justin Leung, Ph.D., to advance his research of DNA damage response in cancer and genetic disorders. Read more>
Jesus Delgado-Calle, Ph.D., Awarded $1.7 Million to Study Bone Health in Myeloma Patients
Jesus Delgado-Calle, Ph.D., 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. Read more>
Research Program Meeting Times
The Cancer Institute’s four research programs meet virtually at the following days and times. Program members are encouraged to attend their program’s meetings and other programs’ meetings. For more information, including calendar invitations and links to the virutal meetings, please contact Laura Rakes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting day and time
4th Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m.
Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
Mayumi Nakagawa and Joseph Su
One Tuesday per month at noon (contact Laura for more information)
DNA Damage and Host Response
2nd Tuesday of every month at noon
3rd Thursday of every month at 4 p.m.
Cancer Institute-sponsored Events
Support Research Funding
The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is sponsoring two events that provide research funding to our scientists and others.
Light the Night is hosted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Light The Night is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's funding of research to find blood cancer cures. Light The Night’s new virtual event experience is set for Thursday, October 29 and will feature a participant ceremony, an interactive lantern experience and virtual gatherings for teams and fundraisers. You can create your own team or join UAMS' team here.
Real Men Wear Pink of Arkansas is an online event hosted by the American Cancer Society (ACS) in which a group of men across the state raise money for breast cancer research, prevention and patient support. View the participants and donate to support their individual fundraising goals here.