Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health


May 19, 2022

UAMS Study Found Large Segment of Arkansans Still Susceptible to COVID-19 in Late 2020, 2021

Kev' Moye

Victor Cardenas

LITTLE ROCK — A team of scientists at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) carried out an eight-month seroprevalence survey that found 85% of the state’s population was still susceptible to the virus in late 2020. This project – which the Public Library of Science ONE recently published – focused on the number…


May 13, 2022

Study Finds Youth with Mental Health Problems Have Difficulty Maintaining a Job as an Adult

Kev' Moye

Amick

Youth with mental health problems often lack the ability to maintain a job when they become an adult, according to researchers who conducted a study on 1,200 people from ages 11 to 29 who had mental health issues. The study was the first of its kind to feature childhood and adolescent mental health problems and…


May 12, 2022

UAMS Researchers Find Student Behavior Improves When Schools Serve Breakfast after Class Begins

Kev' Moye

Dr. Thomsen

LITTLE ROCK — A research team, which included Andres Cuadros-Menaca, Ph.D., and Michael Thomsen, Ph.D., from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, discovered that schools providing breakfast after the school day begins (Breakfast After the Bell) experienced a decrease in student behavior issues. The study, published…


May 6, 2022

Writing Children’s Book Helps UAMS Employee Work Through Grief

Kev' Moye

B. Marie Walker

Marie Walker laughed, smiled and talked while visiting with her sister Helen. Located on the other side of the room was Walker’s daughter, and the sisters heard her holding a conversation. However, they knew there was nobody else with her. They also knew the young girl didn’t have an electronic device that would allow her…


April 29, 2022

Public Health Students Collect Thousands of Diapers, Wipes for UAMS Head Start

Kev' Moye

Student Association Leaders

Students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health organized a diaper drive after learning there were mothers in need of diapers and wipes for their babies. Taylor Washington, Todd Hamilton and Joanna Bartley are all members of the Master of Health Administration Student Association. The association…


April 13, 2022

U.S. News & World Report Recognizes UAMS’ Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health

Linda Satter

picture of badges

U.S. News & World Report recognized the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) College of Medicine, College of Nursing and the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health on its latest Best Graduate Schools lists. UAMS ranked 36th in primary care on U.S. News’ 2023 list of Best Medical Schools. UAMS moved up three…


March 9, 2022

UAMS’ Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., Receives President’s Award from Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Marty Trieschmann

Pebbles Fagan

Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., MPH, a leading expert on tobacco-related health disparities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), received the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco’s (SRNT) President’s Award. Fagan was recognized by the organization due to her decades of scientific excellence and efforts to combat health inequities related to nicotine and…


November 15, 2021

UAMS Receives $18.9 Million NIH Award to Address Health Disparities

David Robinson

Members of the research team include, (back row, l-r) Keneshia Bryant-Moore, Ph.D., FNP-BC, RN, Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., Carol Cornell, Ph.D., Linda Luster and Christina Hamilton; (front) Elizabeth Taylor, Theresa Prewitt, Dr.P.H., and Tiffany Haynes, Ph.D. Pictured separately are, from top: Mark Williams, Ph.D., Chris Long, Ph.D., and Mignonne Guy, Ph.D. (Virginia Commonwealth University).

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received $18.9 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support new research and interventions that will focus on reducing cancer and cardiovascular disease disparities among people who live in rural areas and African American populations across Arkansas. The five-year award from…


October 25, 2021

UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Receives $158,000 Grant from U.S. Department of Labor

Benjamin Waldrum

Workers with face masks

Funds Will Train 550 Employers and Workers in Pandemic Preparedness LITTLE ROCK — The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received a one-year grant for $156,800 to provide infectious disease pandemic preparedness training to 550 employers and workers across the state. The U.S. Department of…


October 22, 2021

Three UAMS Researchers Receive DART Seed Grants for Data Science Projects

Linda Satter

Tiffany Huitt and Kevin Phelan sit behind open computers that display some of the NOAA curriculum students will use.

Three researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – two in the College of Medicine and one in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health –  recently received seed grants from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Science and Technology to increase Arkansas students’ knowledge about data science. The DART (Data…



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