UAMS Names Development Head for College of Medicine

By David Robinson

Sanders will work with College of Medicine department chairs and faculty to raise private support for the college.

She most recently was executive director of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation since July 2008, helping the Cancer Institute’s campaign to raise funds for the 12-story expansion. She was director of development for cancer initiatives at the Cancer Institute from 2007 until her promotion in 2008.

Before joining UAMS, Sanders was at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Mass., serving for 10 years as director of Communications and Marketing, director of Major Gifts and Annual Giving, and interim director of Development. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston University and a master’s degree in public policy from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.

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