Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health


February 2, 2023

UAMS Researcher Studies Steady Increase in Suicide Rates, Depression for Arkansas’ Black Population

Kev' Moye

Porter

Austin Porter, Dr.P.H., MPH, an assistant professor for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, is examining how COVID-19 factors into the rise in African American suicide rates in Arkansas. “Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, the numbers reflect that the Black community is being disproportionately…


January 23, 2023

College Rejoins Regional Coalition to Help Promote the Importance of Public Health

Kev' Moye

C. Lewis

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health has renewed its membership with the Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center. The center is a coalition of schools and agencies focused on providing public health workforce development while also advancing public health initiatives throughout the five-state region….


January 18, 2023

UAMS Joins Community Collaboration to Create Green Spaces at Little Rock Elementary Schools

Kev' Moye

Thomsen-Cook

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support its role in a collaboration to improve school playgrounds in Little Rock. Year one of the 4-year (NIH) grant is for $389,847. Funding for the following years will…


January 12, 2023

UAMS Researchers Find that Continual Rise in Spending on Home Health Care Could Be Problematic for Arkansans

Kev' Moye

Schuldt

LITTLE ROCK —   A study led by a recent University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health graduate, revealed that a rise in home health care spending could become an issue for Medicare nationally and in Arkansas. Robert Schuldt, Ph.D., a spring 2022 graduate of the college’s Health…


January 6, 2023

UAMS College of Public Health Plays Key Role in Helping Vaccinate Arkansans

Kev' Moye

Lewis-Williams

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health played a key role in an initiative to help increase the COVID-19 vaccination rate in Arkansas counties where the percentage of residents vaccinated is below 50%. The Vaccine REACH (Reaching Everyone to Achieve Community Health) Program is funded by a…


December 6, 2022

UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Welcomes a Group of New Faculty Members

Kev' Moye

New Faculty

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health added three new researchers this semester. Nandini Mukherjee, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology. Kelsey Owsley, Ph.D., MPH, is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Ashley Clawson, Ph.D., is an assistant…


November 21, 2022

UAMS College of Public Health Researcher to Study Ways to Reduce Adverse Infant, Maternal Outcomes for Arkansas Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations

Kev' Moye

Dr. Brown

LITTLE ROCK — Clare Brown, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, has received a K01 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Brown will use the prestigious award, which is worth $496,000 over four years, to conduct…


November 15, 2022

Program Plays Key Role in Studying Factors That Affect Development, Treatment, Survivorship of Breast Cancer in Arkansas’ Rural Communities

Kev' Moye

Dr. Hsu

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health is helping to spearhead a program that specializes in studying breast cancer — and overall health — of women who reside in Arkansas, especially rural areas. The Arkansas Rural Community Health (ARCH) project was established in 2007. Formerly named Spit…


November 7, 2022

UAMS Assisting Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office in Care of Detainees with Substance Use Disorder

Tim Taylor

Nickolas Zaller, Ph.D., speaks at a press conference Nov. 1 announcing a $1.3 million grant awarded the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office from the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Several University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers are working with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office to reduce the use of opioids among its incarcerated population.


October 31, 2022

UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Doctoral Student Uses Hometown Inspiration to Make Academic Achievement

Kev' Moye

S. Ingram

Shun Ingram — a doctoral student in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, Health Promotion and Prevention Research Program — has earned the prestigious Southern Region Educational Board-State Doctoral Scholars Program Award. “It’s a highly competitive scholarship,” he said. “It relieves some of the financial burden of…



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