by Caleb Talley
Peter Emanuel, M.D., is resigning his post as director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Emanuel’s resignation is effective July 31.
Emanuel has served as director of the UAMS Cancer Institute since 2007, following a stint as director of the National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Emanuel was instrumental in the addition of UAMS’s 12-story research and treatment tower, which was opened in 2010. He has also been consistently voted among the best cancer doctors in the country. In 2016, Emanuel was appointed to the board of directors for the Association of American Cancer Institutes.
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*This article has been updated to reflect Emanuel’s date of departure as July 31.*