UACCM Celebrates Black History Month with Speaker

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Dr. Michael Bauer, an assistant professor of biomedical informatics at the UAMS Myeloma Center, will speak at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton on Thursday, February 13. His lecture will be the inaugural edition of a new speaker series—Talks, Thoughts, and Treats—and marks UACCM’s observation of Black History Month. The public is invited to attend the free event that will take place at 12:05 PM at the UACCM Student Union.

Bauer researches the genetics of myeloma, a cancer in the bone marrow, which is twice as likely to affect African-Americans. He uses bioinformatics, a science of collecting and analyzing complex biological data to answer questions about genetics. Bauer describes it as using the power of computers to get a handle on the unbelievably high amount of available biological data. His work with advanced gene sequencing techniques allows him to develop personalized treatment plans for new myeloma patients.

The UAMS Myeloma Center the most comprehensive center in the world for research and clinical care related to multiple myeloma. Through break-through, cutting-edge research, the Center has become a world leader in developing personalized therapies based on each patient’s genetic profile and risk factors.

A graduate of UA Little Rock, Bauer has a PhD in Bioinformatics. 

The event is sponsored by the college’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. A light lunch will be served at the conclusion of the presentation. 


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