July 9, 2019

CDC Director Discusses Important Public Health Issues for Arkansas

Ashley McNatt

CDC Director Redfield

Stigma has no role in public health, said Robert Redfield, M.D., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during a visit June 27 to UAMS.


July 2, 2019

Mark Williams, Ph.D., Named Dean of the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

Ashley McNatt

Mark Williams

Mark Williams, Ph.D., has been named dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He succeeds founding Dean Jim Raczynski, Ph.D., who stepped down Dec. 31. Jay Gandy, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Environmental and Occupational Health Department, had served as interim dean….


June 13, 2019

Prevention Research Center holds Community Health Worker Basic Training

Ashley McNatt

CHW Training

Certificates were awarded to eight women who completed a basic community health worker training provided by the UAMS Arkansas Prevention Research Center along with the Arkansas Community Health Workers Association and Tri-County Rural Health. A community health worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has a close…


May 31, 2019

Pregnant Women Facing Housing Insecurity Receive Prenatal Education

Ashley McNatt

Motherhood Together

Certificates were awarded to six pregnant women facing housing insecurity who completed a healthy pregnancy and baby prenatal program May 21 provided by UAMS. The program, “Motherhood together: A Journey in Love,” was put on by faculty and students from the UAMS colleges of Public Health and Nursing. “We knew there was a need for…


May 9, 2019

UAMS Establishes Center for Dietary Supplements Research

Ashley McNatt

CDSR

A new center to provide regulatory agencies, industry and the public with credible information and assessments related to the safety of dietary supplements has been established by the colleges of Public Health and Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).


May 6, 2019

Community Partners Gather to Address Health Disparities

Ashley McNatt

Valerie Yerger

The role of partnerships in research was emphasized April 26 at the Community Campus Partnership Conference to address health disparities held at Heifer International in Little Rock. The conference, presented by UAMS, brought together over 200 community leaders, students, educators, social workers, health care workers, researchers and stakeholders to discuss strategies that enhance the development…


April 23, 2019

Medicaid Expansion States See Decline in Low-Birth-Weight for Black Infants, UAMS Researchers Report in JAMA

Ashley McNatt

Brown & Tilford

LITTLE ROCK | States that expanded Medicaid showed a significant reduction in low-birth-weight and preterm births for black infants, but no significant difference in those rates overall, researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) report in an article published today in JAMA. Since 1990, states have been required to provide Medicaid coverage…


November 14, 2018

Christopher Trudeau Selected to Serve on FDA’s Risk Communication Advisory Committee

Ashley McNatt

  Christopher Trudeau, J.D., an associate professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and an associate professor of law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock) William H. Bowen School of Law, has been tapped to serve a four-year term on the Food…


June 28, 2018

81-Year-Old Training for Second Ride for Research for UAMS Myeloma Institute

Ashley McNatt

UAMS Myeloma Institute patient Don Gephardt, 81, begins training for his second Ride for Research.

June 28, 2018 | Don Gephardt of North Little Rock, loves to cycle. At 81, he’s not letting his age or his diagnosis put the brakes on any of the miles he covers on the 16-speed Litespeed he bought in early 1997 to ride across the United States. Three years ago, after his physician found…


June 13, 2018

Arkansas Children’s Hospital and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine Host Investiture Ceremony for Frederick “Rick” E. Barr, M.D., MBA as the Robert H. Fiser, Jr., M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatrics

Ashley McNatt

Barr

June 13, 2018 | Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine celebrated the investiture of Frederick “Rick” E.  Barr, M.D., MBA as the recipient and steward of the Robert H. Fiser, Jr., M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatrics on Tuesday, June 12. In 2006, the Arkansas Children’s…



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