August 31, 2020

UAMS Study Finds Savings in Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Value-Based Primary Care Programs

Ashley McNatt

Clare Brown, Ph.D.

Overall health care costs decreased for patients at clinics participating in Arkansas Blue Cross and Shield value-based primary care programs, according to a study by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The study also found reductions in inpatient stays and use of emergency departments. The insurance company partnered with researchers at the UAMS…


August 5, 2020

UAMS Students Assist Homeless Shelters with COVID-19 Supplies

Ashley McNatt

Austin Larey and Ansley Scott

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, three of the top needs in Arkansas homeless shelters are hand sanitizer, masks and gloves, according to a recent Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health survey of 48 shelters. But not only did the students and faculty reach out to determine needs, they stepped up to work…


July 31, 2020

UAMS to Conduct COVID-19 Contact Tracing for Arkansas Colleges and Universities

Ashley McNatt

Contact Tracing

The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and UAMS Northwest Regional Campus have been authorized by the Arkansas Department of Health to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing for public and private colleges and universities in Arkansas. The project is in partnership with the Arkansas Department of…


June 2, 2020

College of Public Health Jumps into Action for COVID-19 Response

Ashley McNatt

Contact Tracing

June 2, 2020 | The UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health has established a contact tracing call center on the UAMS campus to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Contact tracing is how public health officials track the spread of an infectious disease. In this situation, if a person is confirmed to…


May 20, 2020

UAMS Medical Student Amy James Receives Prestigious Award from U.S. Public Health Service

Ashley McNatt

Amy James, M.D., M.P.H.

Amy James, a senior at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been selected to receive a 2020 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service Physician Professional Advisory Committee. The national award is given to medical students who are public health champions advancing the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS)…


May 8, 2020

UAMS Mobile Unit Screens in Warren, Mountain Home, Forrest City, SW Little Rock

Ashley McNatt

SW LR Mobile Clinic

It’s been another busy week for the UAMS Mobile Triage Unit, which provided nearly 400 COVID-19 drive-thru evaluations last week in four different cities: Warren, Mountain Home, Forrest City and southwest Little Rock. “These mobile testing sites are vital for rural communities and people who may not have access to transportation,” said Jennifer Hunt, M.D.,…


March 3, 2020

E-Cigarette Expert Warns of Health Issues, Advocates Flavor Ban

Ashley McNatt

Glantz

E-cigarettes are likely bad for human health and state and local governments should help prevent the spread of their use, especially among young people, by adopting bans on flavored nicotine products. That was the takeaway message from Stanton Glantz, Ph.D., a tobacco control  researcher and the featured speaker Feb. 13 at the UAMS Winthrop P….


February 21, 2020

Mark Williams, Ph.D., Invested in M. Joycelyn Elders, M.D., Chair in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Ashley McNatt

Williams Investiture

Mark Williams, Ph.D., dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Feb. 20 in the M. Joycelyn Elders, M.D. Chair in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Williams, whose career in public health spans over 30 years, was one of the first to…


February 6, 2020

Ryall Addresses MHSA/MHA Alumni; Stover Awarded Alumni of the Year

Ashley McNatt

BRyall

More than half of the hospitals in Arkansas lost money last year, putting some at risk of closure, UAMS public health alumni were told Jan. 31 at an alumni luncheon. Bo Ryall, M.P.A., president and Chief Executive Officer of the Arkansas Hospital Association, spoke on the “State of Hospitals in Arkansas” at the Annual Alumni…


January 27, 2020

Ben Amick, Ph.D., Named Associate Dean for Research of the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

Ashley McNatt

BAmick

Ben Amick, Ph.D., has been named the associate dean for research of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Amick will identify collaborative research opportunities across campus, mentor junior faculty, and help strengthen the college’s doctoral and postdoctoral programs. “I am extremely pleased Dr. Amick…



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