Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > UAMS Nanomedicine Program Gets $250,000 From AT&T in Honor of Aromatique’s Patti Upton

Abstract:
A $250,000 contribution today by AT&T Arkansas in honor of outgoing board member Patti Upton gave a significant boost to the nanomedicine research program in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

UAMS Nanomedicine Program Gets $250,000 From AT&T in Honor of Aromatique’s Patti Upton

Little Rock, AR | Posted on August 18th, 2011


The contribution was presented to UAMS chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., by AT&T Arkansas president Ed Drilling in a ceremony at UAMS attended by Gov. Mike Beebe. Upton is president and CEO of the Heber Springs-based company Aromatique and served on the AT&T board of directors from 1993 to April 2011.

"We are honored to receive this donation in honor of Patti Upton, who has been a friend to UAMS for many years," Rahn said. "The field of nanomedicine is on the forefront of cancer research and has already offered many advances that were unheard of just a few years ago. We are thankful for AT&T's foresight in helping to fund this groundbreaking research."

Nanomedicine, the medical application of nanotechnology, involves the creation and use of materials and devices at the level of molecules and atoms, about one-billionth the size of a meter. Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., is a senior scientist in the Cancer Institute, director of the Phillips Classic Laser and Nanomedicine Laboratory, and a professor in the College of Medicine.

"Nanomedicine has incredible potential for the future of health care in Arkansas and around the world," Beebe said. "We are fortunate to have an international leader in this field at UAMS in Dr. Zharov, and people like Patti Upton and the leaders at AT&T Arkansas who recognize and support this promising research."

"We are pleased to recognize the service of Patti Upton, whose leadership and business acumen have been invaluable to AT&T," Drilling said. "AT&T has a long history of serving Arkansas and, through the AT&T Foundation, supporting causes that address community needs. Patti is recognized as a pioneer in business, and it is fitting to honor her service to AT&T with this award that advances the pioneering research at UAMS."

"I cannot emphasize enough the importance of supporting advances such as we are witnessing in nanomedicine," said Peter Emanuel, M.D., director of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. "This is truly a field that offers some of our brightest hope for better cancer treatment and cures. This donation by AT&T will enable us to continue this valuable research right here in Arkansas for years to come."

"We are extremely excited to have received this donation, which supports our team in more quickly translating nanomedicine research to new treatments for patients," Zharov said.

Zharov's pioneer discoveries in nanomedicine were published in multiple issues of the magazine Nature. A recent finding by Zharov and his team involving the manipulation and fine-tuning of the specific color of of the ultrasharp rainbow gold nanoparticles to make cancer diagnosis more specific and therapy more efficient, was published in the March 2011 issue of Nature Photonics, a prestigious monthly journal featuring groundbreaking research in all areas of light generation, manipulation and detection.

The finding builds on Zharov's previous discoveries involving the use of cancer-detecting gold and magnetic nanoparticles, including the ability to inject them into the bloodstream to target, capture and eventually kill circulating tumor cells responsible for dangerous matastisis with the use of specialized laser-activated nanobubbles around nanoparticles.

Zharov's research has received about $3.8 million in grant funding during the past three years, including a $1.5 million National Cancer Institute grant, support from the National Science Foundation, and multiple grants from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Patti Upton and her husband, Dick, have been longtime supporters of UAMS and its Cancer Institute. Their donation of Aromatique products for an annual fundraising sale at UAMS has raised nearly $1 million to benefit the Medical Center Auxiliary, which uses the proceeds to directly support patients and families at UAMS.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

####

About University of Arkansas
UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,836 students and 761 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com.

About Philanthropy at AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives, AT&T has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2010, more than $148.2 million was contributed through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.

This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ATT to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at www.Facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz to discover more about our small business services.

© 2011 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
UAMS News Bureau
Office of Communications & Marketing
4301 West Markham #890
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199
www.uams.edu/newsbureau
Office: 501-686-8149
Wireless: 501-920-6977
Jerri Jackson
Media Relations Manager

Copyright © University of Arkansas

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Renishaw receives Queen's Award for spectroscopy developments November 25th, 2014

JPK reports on the use of AFM and the CellHesion module to study plant cells at the University of Queensland November 25th, 2014

Vegetable oil ingredient key to destroying gastric disease bacteria: In mice, therapeutic nanoparticles dampen H. pylori bacteria and inflammation that lead to ulcers and gastric cancer November 25th, 2014

Research yields material made of single-atom layers that snap together like Legos November 25th, 2014

Academic/Education

SUNY Poly Student Awarded Fellowship with the U.S. Department of Energy's Postgraduate Research Program: Ph.D. Candidate Accepts Postmaster's Appointment To Conduct Research At Albany NanoTech Complex November 13th, 2014

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Hosts Massive Crowd of More Than 3,000 People Who Attended Community Day Activities Across New York State: CNSE’s ‘NANOvember’ kickoff event highlights New York State’s growing high-tech sector with open house events in Albany, Utica, and Rochester November 3rd, 2014

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Invites the Public to Attend its Popular Statewide 'NANOvember' Series of Outreach and Educational Events October 23rd, 2014

First Canada Excellence Research Chair gets $10 million from the federal government for oilsands research at the University of Calgary: Federal government announces prestigious research chair to study improving oil production efficiency October 19th, 2014

Nanomedicine

Vegetable oil ingredient key to destroying gastric disease bacteria: In mice, therapeutic nanoparticles dampen H. pylori bacteria and inflammation that lead to ulcers and gastric cancer November 25th, 2014

Research reveals how our bodies keep unwelcome visitors out of cell nuclei November 24th, 2014

ASU, IBM move ultrafast, low-cost DNA sequencing technology a step closer to reality November 24th, 2014

An Inside Job: UC-Designed Nanoparticles Infiltrate, Kill Cancer Cells From Within November 24th, 2014

Announcements

Renishaw receives Queen's Award for spectroscopy developments November 25th, 2014

JPK reports on the use of AFM and the CellHesion module to study plant cells at the University of Queensland November 25th, 2014

Vegetable oil ingredient key to destroying gastric disease bacteria: In mice, therapeutic nanoparticles dampen H. pylori bacteria and inflammation that lead to ulcers and gastric cancer November 25th, 2014

Research yields material made of single-atom layers that snap together like Legos November 25th, 2014

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Renishaw receives Queen's Award for spectroscopy developments November 25th, 2014

A*STAR SIMTech wins international award for breaking new ground in actuators: SIMTech invention can be used in an array of industries, and is critical for next generation ultra-precision systems November 24th, 2014

SUNY Poly Student Awarded Fellowship with the U.S. Department of Energy's Postgraduate Research Program: Ph.D. Candidate Accepts Postmaster's Appointment To Conduct Research At Albany NanoTech Complex November 13th, 2014

MEMS Industry Group's 10th Annual Executive Conference Showcases Rapid Innovation in MEMS/Sensors: Emphasizes Spirit of Collaboration, Supporting First Open-Source Algorithm Community, New Standardization Efforts November 10th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More












ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE