March 25, 2009

Susan Jones Named to Volunteer Services Position

LITTLE ROCK – Susan Jones has been named assistant director of the Department of Volunteer Services at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Jones will assist with all aspects of volunteer services at the Cancer Institute, including working with its Auxiliary of more than 550 members. Auxiliary members volunteer regularly in waiting rooms and in the Auxiliary-run gift shop, as well as coordinating two annual fundraising events: Cooks Tour and Partners Card.

Jones previous served eight years as research assistant for the Arkansas Aging Initiative at the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. Prior to that, she was project director for the PATCH Project: Program Against Teen Chewing, a National Cancer Institute-funded grant project at UAMS.

She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville with a degree in community health education.

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