Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health


October 6, 2022

UAMS College of Public Health Researcher to Study Barriers to Quitting Menthol Cigarettes Among African Americans

Kev' Moye

D. Jones

Dina M. Jones, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health’s Center for the Study of Tobacco, received a $733,000 K01 grant to conduct a study that seeks to understand disparities in smoking cessation among African American menthol cigarette smokers. The K01, an…


September 28, 2022

UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Kev' Moye

Bates-Hill

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health celebrated its 20th anniversary with a gala earlier this month at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. Several elected officials, in addition to several of the college’s community supporters, faculty, staff and students attended the Sept. 9 soiree. The event featured special…


September 16, 2022

UAMS College of Public Health to Present Virtual Community Health Impact Conference, Sept. 28-29

Kev' Moye

Dr. Pebbles Fagan

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Center for Research, Health & Social Justice will present the Community Health Impact Conference on Sept. 28-29 at 9 a.m. daily. This free virtual event will help organizations throughout Arkansas collaborate and create ways to improve prevention methods for different…


September 15, 2022

UAMS College of Public Health Researchers to Use $4 Million Grant to Address Health Impact of Structural Racism, Discrimination on Middle-Aged Black Men

Kev' Moye

Study of Black male health

LITTLE ROCK — Researchers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health’s Southern Public Health and Criminal Justice Research Center will use a $4 million grant from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to study structural racism and discrimination. Specifically, the researchers are…


September 7, 2022

UAMS Associate Professor to Lead Project That Helps to Address Unconscious Biases in Arkansas Health Care

Kev' Moye

Cindy Lewis, MSPH, associate professor and director of the office of professional development and program evaluation for the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, will lead a statewide project aimed to address unconscious biases in health care.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health is conducting trainings to address unconscious biases in health care. The trainings are supported by a $600,000 grant from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Cindy Lewis, MSPH, associate professor and director of the office of professional…


August 31, 2022

Stead Scholars Program Gives Undergraduate Students an Opportunity to Intern with Public Health Professionals

Kev' Moye

2022 Stead Scholars

The 2022 Stead Scholars stood side by side, smiling and clutching a certificate of achievement as they took a group photo following the program’s closing ceremony. Meanwhile, the scholars’ family members, along with public health professionals from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and the Arkansas…


August 23, 2022

Program to Help Black Men Address Alcohol Abuse Headed to State’s Barbershops

Kev' Moye

Camille Hart (left) and Dr. Tiffany Haynes are leading the Barbershop Talk project

The Center for Research, Health, and Social Justice at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health is launching Barbershop Talk, an initiative to help Black men avoid using alcohol as a means to cope with stress. Spearheaded by the college’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education…


August 16, 2022

UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Basks in Two Decades of Success

Kev' Moye

Joseph Bates, M.D., speaks to Samantha Wells, a doctoral student in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, following her Grand Rounds presentation at the Arkansas Department of Health.

Standing behind a podium in the Rahn Auditorium, Joseph Bates, M.D., MS., prepared to present an award during the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health’s 2022 Convocation.


August 2, 2022

UAMS Researcher to Lead Study on Antibiotic Resistance in Fresh Vegetables in the United States

Kev' Moye

Dr. En Huang

LITTLE ROCK — En Huang, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Department of Environmental Health Sciences, has received a three-year, $1 million research grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Huang and his team — which consists of Sun Hee…


Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., MPH, Joins Leadership Team at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Marty Trieschmann

Dr. Pebbles Fagan

Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., MPH, has assumed the role of associate director for Cancer Prevention and Control for the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Fagan, a leading expert on tobacco-related health disparities and co-founder of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)’s Tobacco Research Network on Disparities, will lead…



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