Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health


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…


September 19, 2019

UAMS, Community Groups Discuss Helping Housing Insecure Pregnant Women

Ashley McNatt

Cindy Crone, M.N.Sc., APRN

Identifying resources for pregnant women who are housing insecure engaged leaders and community groups Sept. 9 at the Supporting Families in Crisis conference held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Little Rock. Over 200 community leaders, faith leaders, students, educators, researchers, health care workers, mothers impacted by homelessness, and organizations who provide services for…


September 3, 2019

UAMS’ Clare Brown, Ph.D. M.P.H., Named Fellow for the Institute for Medicaid Innovation

Ashley McNatt

Brown

Clare Brown, Ph.D. M.P.H., an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) was recently named a Fellow at the Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that provides independent information and analysis to improve the lives of Medicaid enrollees. “I am looking forward to working with the IMI…


August 26, 2019

UAMS Public Health Student Dia Barber Awarded Scholarship from American College of Healthcare Executives

Ashley McNatt

Dia Barber

Dia Barber, a Master of Health Administration student in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received the 2019 Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship from the American College of Healthcare Executives. The American College of Healthcare Executives established the scholarship in honor of…


July 9, 2019

CDC Director Discusses Important Public Health Issues for Arkansas

Ashley McNatt

CDC Director Redfield

Stigma has no role in public health, said Robert Redfield, M.D., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during a visit June 27 to UAMS.


July 2, 2019

Mark Williams, Ph.D., Named Dean of the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

Ashley McNatt

Mark Williams

Mark Williams, Ph.D., has been named dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He succeeds founding Dean Jim Raczynski, Ph.D., who stepped down Dec. 31. Jay Gandy, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Environmental and Occupational Health Department, had served as interim dean….


June 21, 2019

UAMS Names Jay Gandy Associate Provost For Northwest Regional Campus

David Wise

Jay Gandy

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has named Jay Gandy, Ph.D., as associate provost at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus effective Aug. 1. As associate provost, Gandy will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to all academic programs in Northwest Arkansas. Gandy is currently the interim dean of…


June 13, 2019

Prevention Research Center holds Community Health Worker Basic Training

Ashley McNatt

CHW Training

Certificates were awarded to eight women who completed a basic community health worker training provided by the UAMS Arkansas Prevention Research Center along with the Arkansas Community Health Workers Association and Tri-County Rural Health. A community health worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has a close…



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