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Photos by UAMS Patients, Employees Displayed 2018-01-05T09:11:37+00:00

APRIL 7, 2005 | An exhibit of black-and-white photos taken by cancer patients being treated at the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy (MIRT) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and UAMS employees is on display in the patient clinic.


“World Class Photos,” can be viewed on the seventh floor of UAMS’ Arkansas Cancer Research Center, which houses the Myeloma Institute under the direction of Bart Barlogie, M.D., Ph.D. It is the first event of its kind at UAMS involving patients and employees.


Tony Ranze of Lakeland, Fla., director of photography for The Ledger newspaper and photo coordinator of The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, and Kathy Kupka of Leesburg, Va., a professional studio photographer, attended the debut of the exhibit. Both are patients of the Myeloma Institute.


Several UAMS faculty and staff members who contributed to the display were also in attendance. Berit Bjork, a UAMS occupational therapist, MIRT nurses Paula Duke and Lori Tarpley and Tracie Goodworth, a UAMS radiology technologist, were there to see their work on display. The display is the first of its kind involving both patients and employees at UAMS.


“We received a lot of submissions from patients and employees. It was extremely difficult to choose which ones to put in the display,” said Janet Aronson of MIRT, who oversaw the project. “This came about because of Dr. Barlogie. He wanted to directly involve the patients in this, since they spend a lot of time in the clinic. The photos bring a whole new perspective to the area.”


Twenty photographs are displayed, including works by Ralph Doty, an information technology research assistant with MIRT, UAMS surgical nurse Angela Dawson and Jose Diaz, M.D., a vascular surgeon currently volunteering at the Department of Surgery Research program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. A native of Argentina, Diaz is the husband of Marisa Miceli, M.D., a researcher at MIRT.

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Arkansas Cancer Research Center: http://www.acrc.uams.edu/

Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy: http://myeloma.uams.edu/

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