2020 UAMS graduate Dr. Scarlett Acklin is on a trajectory for great success as a radiation oncologist. After wrapping up her internship at UAMS, she begins her radiation oncology residency at Duke University next month.
She has just been awarded the Basic/Translational Science Abstract Award in the Radiation and Cancer Biology category from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Her abstract is one of only 30 selected for this award from more than 2000 submitted.
She is also invited for an oral presentation for her research “SIRT2 promotes murine melanoma progression through natural killer cell inhibition,” at the ASTRO annual meeting in October.
Dr. Acklin started her adventure of cancer research in Dr. Fen Xia’s laboratory when she was a first year medical student at UAMS. Her outstanding achievements while in medical school include one research award, four invited oral presentations at national and international cancer research meetings, and four papers including one in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and two as first author.
Congratulations Dr. Acklin!