Martin Hauer-Jensen, MD, PhD, FACSMartin Hauer-Jensen

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Surgery, and Pathology

Associate Dean for Research

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Phone: 501-686-7912

  • Dr. Hauer-Jensen is Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Surgery, and Pathology at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Staff Surgeon at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS).
  • Dr. Hauer-Jensen’s research focuses on cancer survivorship issues, particularly on how to make radiation therapy more tolerable, safer, and more effective, and on development of medical countermeasures against radiological/nuclear accidents or terrorism.
  • Dr. Hauer-Jensen is co-leader of the Interventional Oncology and Host Response and Radiation Sciences Program.
  • Dr. Hauer-Jensen has published more than 200 peer reviewed scientific articles and book chapters. His research has received support from the American Cancer Society, Veterans Administration, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) of the Department of Defense, and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) .
  • Dr. Hauer-Jensen serves on several national and international peer review panels, task forces, and advisory boards. He was recently chairman of the Radiation Therapeutics and Biology Study Section, the panel that reviews radiation-related projects submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Dr. Hauer-Jensen received the American Cancer Society’s Legend Award for Cancer Research in 2004, has been listed in Best Doctors in America 8 times during the past 10 years, and received a MERIT (Mechanism to Extend Research in Time) award from the NIH in 2008. He is currently President Elect of the Radiation Research Society.

Recent Publications

Garg S, Wang W, Biju PG, Boerma M, Wang J, Zhou D, Hauer-Jensen M: Bone marrow transplantation helps restore the intestinal mucosal barrier after total body irradiation in mice. Radiat Res 2014;181:229-239.

Hauer-Jensen M, Denham JW, Andreyev JN: Radiation enteropathy – pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention. Nature Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2014;11:470-479.

Pathak R, Pawar SA, Fu Q, Gupta PK, Berbee M, Garg S, Sridharan V, Wang W, Biju PG, Krager KJ, Boerma M, Ghosh SP, Cheema AK, Hendrickson HP, Aykin-Burns N, Hauer-Jensen M: Characterization of transgenic Gfrp knock-in mice: Implications for tetrahydrobiopterin in modulation of normal tissue radiation responses. Antioxid Redox Signal 2014;20:1436-1446.

Pathak R, Shao L, Chafekar SM, Feng W, Ponnappan U, Fink LM, Zhou D, Hauer-Jensen M: IKKβ regulates endothelial thrombomodulin in a Klf2-dependent manner. J Thromb Haemost 2014;12:1533-1544.

Pawar SA, Shao L, Chang J, Wang W, Pathak R, Zhu X, Wang J, Hendrickson H, Boerma M, Sterneck E, Zhou D, Hauer-Jensen M: C/EBP delta deficiency sensitizes mice to ionizing radiation-induced hematopoietic and intestinal injury. PLoS One 2014;9(4):e93967.

Wang J, Zheng J, Kulkarni A, Wang W, Garg S, Prather PL, Hauer-Jensen M: Palmitoylethanolamide regulates development of intestinal radiation injury in a mast cell dependent manner. Dig Dis Sci 2014;59:2693-2703.