Inside the $130 Million Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Expansion at UAMS
On July 30, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock will officially unveil a $130 million, 12-floor expansion of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
In a cover story this week, Arkansas Business' Mark Friedman and photographer Jackie Wilson bring readers a sneak peek of the expansion, designed by Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc. of Little Rock and built by CDI Contractors LLC of Little Rock.
Dr. Peter Emanuel, the institute's director, says the expansion will be used as a recruiting tool. He expects to add about a dozen researchers during the next 18 months, which will mean about 80 new jobs with the support staff that the scientists need.
"Right now we're world-class in multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer," Emanuel tells Arkansas Business. Patients from all over the world come to UAMS for treatment of that cancer.
Click here to read the full story on the expansion, and click the slideshow above to see inside.