Dr. Peter Emanuel at UAMS
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Dr. Peter Emanuel, the executive director of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, in one of the center's new laboratories.

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Lobby in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
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Part of the lobby at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. The facilty's plans called for lots of natural light.

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Hrand DuValian of Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc. of Little Rock
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Hrand DuValian, center, of Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc. of Little Rock, talks to reporter Mark Friedman, left, about the design phase of the project. James Scroggins, right, facilities planner in the construction management campus operations division for UAMS, looks on.

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Dr. Peter Emanuel at UAMS
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Dr. Peter Emanuel shows off some of the new areas in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute expansion.

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UAMS Expansion
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A room in the $130 million, 12-floor expansion of UAMS' Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

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New Floors at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
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Looking down from one of the upper floors of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

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Elevators in the Lobby at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
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Elevators at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. The Walker Tower, which houses the Cancer Institute, had been filling up since it opened with four floors in 1989. It now has 12.

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James Scroggins, Dr. Peter Emanuel and Hrand DuValian
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From left: James Scroggins, facilities planner in the construction management campus operations division for UAMS; Dr. Peter Emanuel, the executive director of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute; and Hrand DuValian, an architect with Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc. of Little Rock.

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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.