Cory Leigh Taylor Named to Development Post At UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

By Jon Parham

LITTLE ROCK – Cory Leigh Taylor has been named director of development for cancer initiatives at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Her position will focus primarily on fundraising efforts for the Cancer Institute expansion currently under construction.

Taylor is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Prior to arriving at UAMS, she served as statewide walk director for the March of Dimes, Colorado Chapter, in Denver, and as district director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Tampa, Fla. She also held the position of marketing communications manager for Federal Liaison Services in Dallas.

In 1995, Taylor served as an intern in the White House Office of Public Liaison, followed by a year as Midwest finance director for the Democratic National Committee.

From 1996-1997, Taylor was VIP administrator and coordinator for President Bill Clinton’s inaugural committee and coordinated activities for the first family during the inaugural events.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a new 540,000-square-foot hospital, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,652 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or