March 27, 2020

Cancer Institute Member Spotlight: Dr. Robert Griffin

Dr. Griffin Cancer Institute Member

Much of Dr. Griffin’s work has involved studying the interactions of normal and tumor microvasculature with tumor cells in the context of blood flow, hypoxia and the tumor microenvironment. Applied studies using various nanomaterials (e.g., nanoliposomes and various nanomedicines) for targeted delivery to the tumor vasculature to improve responses to radiation, thermal treatment, or chemotherapy…


February 28, 2020

A new mechanism of chemotherapeutic drug-induced peripheral neuropathic pain

Little Rock, Arkansas. Lead by Dr. Fen Xia, a world-renown radiation oncologist and cancer biologist, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) scientists have discovered a new mechanism of chemotherapeutic drug-induced neuropathic pain, which has been accepted to publish in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Investigation. Dr. Xia’s research team members, Drs. Manchao Zhang, Wuying…


February 7, 2020

Dr. Lewis Awarded New Practitioner Seed Grant

Gary Lewis, M.D.

Dr. Gary Lewis, one of Radiation Oncology’s newest physicians, has been awarded a grant from the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO). The New Practitioner Seed Grant award is to help fund the Preop vs Postop SRS trial. This trial is for patients with brain metastases (cancer from somewhere else that has spread to the…


February 5, 2020

Dr. Prabhu wins Grant

Arpan Prabhu

Radiation Oncology Resident, Dr. Arpan Prabhu was awarded a travel grant to attend the American College of Radiation Oncology’s Annual meeting! This highly coveted grant is awarded to the most inspiring trainees across the country and Dr. Prabhu was one of the recipients from a large pool of applications! The American College of Radiation Oncology…


October 25, 2019

Leslie Harrell, D.O., Joins UAMS as Radiation Oncologist

Leslie Harrell, D.O.

By Linda Haymes Radiation oncologist Leslie Harrell, D.O., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. She also serves as a professor in UAMS College of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology. Harrell, who previously served as a radiation oncologist in Oklahoma City, specializes in…


October 9, 2019

Research Collaboration Crosses Basic Science, Clinical Boundaries

Photo of Doctors mureho, dings and griffin

By Susan Van Dusen Biomedical research does not exist in a vacuum. To succeed, scientists must work together by combining resources and ideas in new and innovative ways. Many times, these collaborations exist across institutions, where combined strengths provide the perfect combination of skills necessary to undertake complex projects successfully. Such is the case with…


September 19, 2019

Radiation Oncologist Gary Lewis, M.D., Joins UAMS

Gary Lewis, M.D.

By Susan Van Dusen Sept. 16, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK – Radiation oncologist Gary Lewis, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. He also serves as assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology. His clinical practice focuses…


August 23, 2019

New Faculty

Dr. Faraz Kalantari

  Faraz Kalantari, Ph.D., has joined the Department of Radiation Oncology as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Kalantari received a bachelor’s degree in atomic and molecular physics at Kharazmi University in Iran in 2004 and a master’s degree in medical physics in 2007 at Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran, where he later earned his doctorate in medical…


August 21, 2019

Radiation Oncology Interest Group Lunch Talk

*The ROIG is hosting a Lunch Talk on Thursday, August 22nd from 12-1pm in Education 2 building Room G131A. We will be talking about the field of Radiation Oncology and discussing opportunities to get involved with research and shadowing. Lunch is provided!


Radiation Oncology Interest Group

The UAMS Radiation Oncology Interest Group is dedicated to fostering an interest in the exciting field of Radiation Oncology. Radiation Oncology is a small field that students have limited exposure to in the medical curriculum, and ROIG aims to bridge this gap. We connect interested students to key resources in the Radiation Oncology Department and…


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