Internationally recognized medical oncologist Michael Birrer, MD, PhD, has been named vice chancellor and director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Birrer specializes in gynecologic cancers and will join the university by the end of the year.
Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer among men after skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
The risk of developing prostate cancer progressively increases with age and screening is suggested for men beginning in their 40s and 50s. There are also certain groups of men at higher risk – both for being diagnosed with, and dying from, prostate cancer.
Research to better understand chlamydia, potentially informing the development of a vaccine for the infection, is underway at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded the project $420,000.
Dr. Meaghan Masini has joined CHI St. Vincent Primary Care Clinic, located at the West Gate in Hot Springs Village. Masini specializes in geriatric medicine and help ensure residents of the village continue to have access to care right in the community where they live. She is now seeing patients at the clinic located at 4417 Highway 7 North.
A scientist at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is leading research to make kidney transplants easier and more survivable for patients.
Dr. Nirmala Parajuli, a scientist at ACRI and an assistant professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the UAMS College of Medicine, received a $300,000 grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to study a protein that has been identified as pivotal in improving outcomes of transplant patients who receive kidneys kept in cold storage before transplant.
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