UAMS Names Aronson Myeloma Institute Development Director

By Jon Parham

Aronson will be responsible for fundraising and philanthropy in support of the Myeloma Institute, the first center in the world devoted exclusively to research and clinical care of patients with multiple myeloma and related disorders. She has been with the Myeloma Institute since 1998, previously serving as communications director and before that as an administrative manager.

Prior to joining the Myeloma Institute, Aronson was a health care analyst with Electronic Data Systems in Little Rock.

Aronson received a master’s degree in health services administration in 1981 from George Washington University. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College.

She succeeds Betty Tucker, who recently retired after six years as the Myeloma Institute’s development director.

Founded in 1989, the Myeloma Institute has treated patients from every state and more than 50 countries.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: 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 only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,836 students and 761 medical residents. 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