Catherine Tapp Named Director of Special Events at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

By Jon Parham

As a member of the Cancer Institute Foundation staff, Tapp coordinates fundraising and other events to benefit the institute.

Tapp earned a bachelor of science in biology at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a master of public health in epidemiology from Tulane University at New Orleans.

She previously held three positions at the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), most recently serving as program director and senior epidemiologist in the department’s Healthcare Associated Infections Program.

Prior to that position, Tapp served as health marketing analyst in the ADH Office of Health Communications and Marketing and as senior management analyst in the ADH director’s office.

Before joining the ADH, Tapp was program director and epidemiologist at the Arkansas Central Cancer Registry.

Her special events planning experience includes volunteer work with the Junior League of Little Rock, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Arkansas Cancer Coalition, the American Cancer Society and other organizations.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 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. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, 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