Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health


May 20, 2020

UAMS Medical Student Amy James Receives Prestigious Award from U.S. Public Health Service

Ashley McNatt

Amy James, M.D., M.P.H.

Amy James, a senior at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been selected to receive a 2020 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service Physician Professional Advisory Committee. The national award is given to medical students who are public health champions advancing the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS)…


May 18, 2020

UAMS Graduates 914 Health Care Professionals

Spencer Watson

Members of the genetic counseling class of 2020 gather for a virtual celebration led by department chair Noelle Danylchuk, M.S.

Degrees and certificates were conferred to 914 graduates of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school on May 16. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, no commencement ceremony was held. A digital commencement program can be found here. Degrees were awarded to 165 in the College of Medicine, 255 in the…


April 14, 2020

$765,789 Grant to Focus on Racial, Ethnic Health Disparities

David Robinson

Mick Tilford, Ph.D., and Jonathan Bona, Ph.D., will lead the T32 Training Program.

LITTLE ROCK — A five-year, $765,789 grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ((UAMS) will support teaching graduate students advanced analytics to address racial and ethnic health disparities. The grant, from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), establishes the Arkansas Center for Health Disparities T32 Pre-doctoral Research Training Program….


March 3, 2020

E-Cigarette Expert Warns of Health Issues, Advocates Flavor Ban

Ashley McNatt

Glantz

E-cigarettes are likely bad for human health and state and local governments should help prevent the spread of their use, especially among young people, by adopting bans on flavored nicotine products. That was the takeaway message from Stanton Glantz, Ph.D., a tobacco control  researcher and the featured speaker Feb. 13 at the UAMS Winthrop P….


February 21, 2020

Mark Williams, Ph.D., Invested in M. Joycelyn Elders, M.D., Chair in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Ashley McNatt

Williams Investiture

Mark Williams, Ph.D., dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was invested Feb. 20 in the M. Joycelyn Elders, M.D. Chair in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Williams, whose career in public health spans over 30 years, was one of the first to…


February 6, 2020

Ryall Addresses MHSA/MHA Alumni; Stover Awarded Alumni of the Year

Ashley McNatt

BRyall

More than half of the hospitals in Arkansas lost money last year, putting some at risk of closure, UAMS public health alumni were told Jan. 31 at an alumni luncheon. Bo Ryall, M.P.A., president and Chief Executive Officer of the Arkansas Hospital Association, spoke on the “State of Hospitals in Arkansas” at the Annual Alumni…


January 27, 2020

Ben Amick, Ph.D., Named Associate Dean for Research of the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

Ashley McNatt

BAmick

Ben Amick, Ph.D., has been named the associate dean for research of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Amick will identify collaborative research opportunities across campus, mentor junior faculty, and help strengthen the college’s doctoral and postdoctoral programs. “I am extremely pleased Dr. Amick…


November 14, 2019

UAMS College of Public Health First to offer MS in Healthcare Data Analytics

Ashley McNatt

Brown & Rezaeiahari

The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer a Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics, becoming the only academic program in Arkansas to offer a master’s degree in the emerging field of analytics and health care. Beginning fall 2020, the college’s Department of…


November 4, 2019

New Exhibit Celebrates 140th Anniversary of UAMS

Spencer Watson

A new exhibit from the UAMS Historical Research Center celebrating the 140th anniversary of UAMS has been installed near the College of Medicine administrative offices.

Turning 140 years old means having a lot of history to celebrate. That history is the focus of a new exhibit composed by the UAMS Historical Research Center on display across from the College of Medicine administrative offices on the first floor of the Central Building. Those who researched, curated and installed the display said…


October 14, 2019

UAMS Researcher Cardenas Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Colombia

Ashley McNatt

Cardenas

Victor Cardenas, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher  with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Colombia where he will study birth defects caused by the Zika virus and develop curriculum for a epidemiology training program there. The Fulbright award, established in 1946 under legislation introduced by…



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