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Cancer Scientists Share Information at ACRC
JUNE 13, 2005 | The Arkansas Cancer Research Center (ACRC) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)held a “show and tell” for scientists May 20, but it wasn’t anything close to the ones from elementary school.
The first ACRC Research Presentation Day provided a forum for UAMS basic scientists – those who conduct research in laboratories, and clinical scientists -- those who conduct research by studying reactions in people, to share their cutting-edge research findings and answer questions. The event was open to researchers, physicians, students and others on the UAMS campus.
“The ACRC Research Presentation Day accomplished exactly what we set out to do,” said James Y. Suen, M.D., director of the ACRC and professor and chairman of the Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Department in the UAMS College of Medicine. “While our scientists share thoughts and ideas informally within their research areas, and share their work very formally through journal articles and presentations around the country, we needed a middle ground to allow them to collaborate with their colleagues and the clinicians here at UAMS. “
Larry J. Suva, Ph.D., director of the Center for Orthopaedic Research and associate professor in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Physiology and Biophysics in the UAMS College of Medicine, said the event was a major step forward for improving interactions between clinical and basic researchers on the campus.
“The ACRC continues to be a leader on campus in the development of translational research efforts, as laid out in the NIH road map,” he said.
“I hope that there will be many more opportunities to continue with this effort and hope that the campus as a whole will become more actively involved in disseminating the great work that is done on a day-to-day basis at UAMS and the ACRC,” he said.
UAMS Cancer Research: http://www.acrc.uams.edu/cancer%5Fresearch/
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