Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health


February 29, 2024

Sparks Embraces Opportunity to Promote Health and Social Equity in Arkansas and Beyond

Kev' Moye

C. Sparks

Carla Sparks, MPH, throughout most of her 45 years of professional experience, has been an advocate of health and social equity. An alumna of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, Sparks is a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) specialist for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, where she…


February 16, 2024

Alumna Appreciates how College of Public Health Positioned her to Excel Professionally

Kev' Moye

E. Cohen

Elizabeth Cohen, MHA, an alumna of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, is the business operations manager for the Arkansas Children’s Care Network. In that role, her primary duty is to implement the Medicaid Patient-Centered Medical Home program for Arkansas Children’s Hospital. “Helping our young patients…


January 25, 2024

UAMS Faculty, Staff Members Recognized for Excellence in Mentoring

Chris Carmody

Robert A. Winn, M.D., director and Lipman chair in oncology at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center in Richmond, Virginia, gives a presentation as part of the Excellence in Mentoring Awards and the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s Grand Rounds leadership series.

UAMS honored nine faculty and staff members during a Jan. 17 ceremony that acknowledged their commitment to the mentorship of colleagues and students. 


January 23, 2024

Odell Johnson, Ph.D., Partners with Pulaski County HBCUs and Second Chance Pell Students for Pilot Study

Kev' Moye

Dr. O. Johnson

Odell Johnson, Ph.D., of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, is leading a Universal Basic Income (UBI) pilot study linked to the Second Chance Pell Experiment, which is a federal initiative that gives justice-impacted individuals access to a postsecondary education. “The goal of the Second Chance…


January 16, 2024

WIC Use Decreased During and After COVID-19

David Wise

Woman picking out fresh vegetables in a market

LITTLE ROCK — Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) found significant declines in WIC participation during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health. The researchers — led by student-researcher and UAMS College of Medicine student Savannah Busch — measured changes in…


January 9, 2024

Public Health Alum Uses Gardening Expertise to Help Address Arkansas’ Food Access Issues

Kev' Moye

J. Parks

Entire communities having little — or no — access to fresh, healthy foods is a major issue in Arkansas. There are a multitude of nonprofits, ministries, corporations and citizens working to solve the problem. Jimmy Parks, Dr.PH, an alum of the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, is part of a network of…


January 4, 2024

Bala Simon, M.D., Dr.PH., to Serve in Leadership Role for National Organization

Kev' Moye

B. Simon

Bala Simon, M.D., Dr.PH., associate professor for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is serving as president of the board of directors for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD). Simon — who has teaching and clinical appointments in the UAMS colleges of Public Health and Medicine — is serving a one-year…


December 26, 2023

Gardner Admitted to Esteemed Public Health Minority Scholar Program

Kev' Moye

Gardner

Alice Gardner, MPH, a doctoral student in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health’s Health Promotion and Prevention Research program, earned entry into the Southern Region Educational Board (SREB)-State Doctoral Scholars Program. “This is truly an honor,” she said. “This program gives a boost to students from…


December 20, 2023

UAMS Public Health Innovator Joe Bates, M.D., M.S., Fondly Remembered at Book Signing

Nathan Tidwell

Sandra Chai, Jennifer Dillaha, Larry Floyd

Colleagues and family reflected on the accomplishments and shared memories of Joe Bates, M.D., M.S., during a book signing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on Dec. 8. Larry Floyd, who co-authored “Stalking the Great Killer: Arkansas’ Long War on Tuberculosis” with Bates, led a panel discussion that also included Arkansas Department…


December 19, 2023

UAMS Employee Opens Food Pantry to Feed His Community

Kev' Moye

Tatum Pantry

Richard Tatum is adamant about addressing food insecurities in his North Little Rock neighborhood. A clinical research coordinator for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Center for Research Health and Social Justice, Tatum acknowledges that the status of his community is problematic. “We’re in an area…



Next page