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News Release
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
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Andrea Peel, 501-686-8996
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Heuck Joins UAMS Myeloma Institute as Researcher, Clinician

LITTLE ROCK – Christoph Heuck, M.D., a fellowship-trained hematology oncologist, has joined the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) where he will conduct research and see patients.

Heuck has been appointed as an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine. At the Myeloma Institute, he will continue his research into the genetic changes caused by multiple myeloma in addition to seeing multiple myeloma patients.

Heuck completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center and an Internal Medicine residency at Jacobi Medical Center, both in New York. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He received his medical degree in 2003 from Humboldt University in Berlin, graduating magna cum laude.

He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncologists and American Society of Hematology.

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 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six 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 and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. 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.

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