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From the Director

Dear Readers, The world of myeloma research is undergoing exciting advances that are changing the landscape of diagnosis and therapeutic interventions. With new drug development, creative combinations of drugs, increased understanding of how the body’s [...]

  • Janet Aronson

From the Editor

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Myeloma, the journal of the Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The goal of Myeloma is to provide timely updates about progress in clinical treatment [...]

The Myeloma’s Institute Approach for Advances and a Cure

Dr. Frits van Rhee visits with a patient prior to his infusion. Innovative translational research has been at the core of the UAMS myeloma program since its inception in 1989. Translational research is [...]

  • America’s largest family-owned and operated distilled spirits producer, Heaven Hill Brands, based in Louisville, Kentucky, has grown beyond its traditional roots as a Bourbon distiller to become the country’s seventh largest overall distilled spirits producer with a portfolio of innovative and relative products.

Distilling Excellence

Commitment to excellence… focus on customers… ongoing improvement… ingenuity and resourcefulness… treating others with dignity and respect… nimbly adapting to new developments. These are values that help an organization perform at its best and endure. [...]

  • new clinical trials

New Clinical Trials

A Phase II Trial of a Novel Proteasome/IMiD Combination, Ixazomib, Pomalidomide, and Dexamethasone, in Relapsed Multiple Myeloma Patients UARK 2015-03 Principal Investigator: Faith Davies, M.D. Identifier: NCT02578121 The primary objective is to determine the [...]

  • cytometry

Advancing Cure with CyTOF Technology

Based on our years of experience in the research and treatment of myeloma and related diseases, we are confident that personalized approaches to treatment hold the best promise for a cure. The ability to [...]

Immune Cells of the Bone Marrow — A Brief Primer

Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside our bones that produces blood cells — red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells. White blood cells help the body fight against infection. There are many different [...]

  • Publications


Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Multiple Myeloma: Where Do We Stand and Where Are We Going? A new publication in the journal Immunotherapy (monthly peer-reviewed journal covering immunology and immunotherapy) 2016 Mar; 8 (3): 367-84 Primary Author: Sharmilan [...]

  • Brian Walker

Walker brings Molecular Genetics Expertise to the Myeloma Institute

Aspecialist in molecular immunology and molecular genetics, Brian Walker, Ph.D., left his native United Kingdom (UK) in October 2015 to join the Myeloma Institute as professor of medicine and director of research. As a high [...]

  • Carolina Schinke

Research Grant Awarded To Dr. Schinke

Carolina Schinke, M.D., assistant professor at the Myeloma Institute, has been awarded a 2016 UAMS Medical Research Endowment Fund grant. Grants from the Medical Research Endowment Fund provide pilot research funding that has the potential [...]

Fighting Back to Good Health

The ability to get up after being knocked down and rise to new heights is an attribute that can help shape our lives and help us cope with life’s challenges. Chuck Cordell knows first-hand the [...]

  • Harold Dean counsels a patient after treatment.

Supporting the Whole Patient

Harold Dean counsels a patient after treatment. A diagnosis of a cancer like myeloma can be devastating. Fear of the unknown, uncertainty about the future, and concerns about how everyone — patient and [...]

  • behind the scenes

behind the scenes

Tarun Garg, Ph.D. Dr. Garg earned a Ph.D. in Zoology from Banaras Hindu University in India and completed post-doctoral fellowships in Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences and Multiple Myeloma at the University of Arkansas for Medical [...]