Cory Leigh Taylor Named Regional Director for National Association of Cancer Centers Development Officers

By Susan Van Dusen

As a regional director, Taylor will serve as a NACCDO liaison with five cancer centers, providing ongoing communications to each. The five centers assigned to Taylor are Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, Markey Cancer Foundation at the University of Kentucky, University of Florida Shands Cancer Center and Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center.

Taylor has 16 years of experience in fundraising. Prior to joining UAMS in 2008, she held development positions at the March of Dimes in Denver and Muscular Dystrophy Association in Tampa, Fla. She did fundraising for the Clinton-Gore political campaign from 1995-1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is a Fort Smith native.  

NACCDO is a cooperative venture of academic-based cancer centers that are designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), who have investigators that receive NCI grant funds or are members of the Association of American Cancer Institutes. The network was created to share information and resources among the development programs of the cancer centers and to address critical development issues of common concern. The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is one of 60-plus cancer centers that hold membership in NACCDO.  

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 hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven 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, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. 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 more than 2,800 students and 775 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or