Natalie Rockefeller Named to UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation Board

By Susan Van Dusen

A graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Rockefeller completed an internship for former Congressman Marion Berry in Washington, D.C., prior to serving on the campaign staff of former Congressman Vic Snyder and working for the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Rockefeller is an active volunteer in many nonprofit organizations and has served on the board of the Envoys, an advocacy group of the UAMS Cancer Institute Foundation. She and her husband, Win Rockefeller, chaired the 2013 Envoys-sponsored event RockStar Lounge, which raises funds for research at the Cancer Institute.

After giving birth in 2013 to twin boys who spent 51 days in the UAMS neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Rockefeller saw the need to assist other families whose babies were experiencing extensive hospital stays. She and her husband have since served as sponsors for Tiny Hands Monster Bash, a Halloween fundraiser for the UAMS NICU and Family Home, a nonprofit facility that provides low-cost housing for parents of babies in the NICU and UAMS cancer patients.

She serves on the Arkansas Children’s Tumor Foundation Board and previously has been a board member of Arkansas Repertory Theatre and committee member for philanthropic events, including Easterseals Arkansas Fashion Event and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Opus Ball.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Myeloma Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,834 students, 822 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.


UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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