Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

May 31, 2019

Pregnant Women Facing Housing Insecurity Receive Prenatal Education

Ashley McNatt

Motherhood Together

Certificates were awarded to six pregnant women facing housing insecurity who completed a healthy pregnancy and baby prenatal program May 21 provided by UAMS. The program, “Motherhood together: A Journey in Love,” was put on by faculty and students from the UAMS colleges of Public Health and Nursing. “We knew there was a need for…

May 20, 2019

UAMS Graduates 864 Health Care Professionals

Spencer Watson

Sharanda Williams (center), director of Academic Affairs in the UAMS College of Medicine, stands as marshal with students ready to receive their diplomas.

Degrees and certificates were awarded to 864 graduates of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school May 18 during a commencement ceremony at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Degrees were presented to 165 in the College of Medicine, 229 in the College of Nursing, 111 in the College of…

May 9, 2019

UAMS Establishes Center for Dietary Supplements Research

Ashley McNatt


A new center to provide regulatory agencies, industry and the public with credible information and assessments related to the safety of dietary supplements has been established by the colleges of Public Health and Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

May 6, 2019

Community Partners Gather to Address Health Disparities

Ashley McNatt

Valerie Yerger

The role of partnerships in research was emphasized April 26 at the Community Campus Partnership Conference to address health disparities held at Heifer International in Little Rock. The conference, presented by UAMS, brought together over 200 community leaders, students, educators, social workers, health care workers, researchers and stakeholders to discuss strategies that enhance the development…

April 23, 2019

Medicaid Expansion States See Decline in Low-Birth-Weight for Black Infants, UAMS Researchers Report in JAMA

Ashley McNatt

Brown & Tilford

LITTLE ROCK | States that expanded Medicaid showed a significant reduction in low-birth-weight and preterm births for black infants, but no significant difference in those rates overall, researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) report in an article published today in JAMA. Since 1990, states have been required to provide Medicaid coverage…

November 13, 2018

UAMS, Our House Announce $2.5 Million Program to Provide Mental Health, Parenting Support for Mothers and Families Experiencing Homelessness

Liz Caldwell

Chancellor shaking hands with woman

A program to provide homeless and near homeless pregnant women and mothers with young children access to behavioral health services was announced today by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Our House, a Little Rock non-profit center serving homeless and near-homeless populations in central Arkansas. The Home Together project is funded with…

November 6, 2018

UAMS Researcher Awarded $350,000 Fellowship for Behavioral Health Telemedicine Pilot Study

Ben Boulden

Nick Zaller, Ph.D., recently received an Interdisciplinary Research Leader Fellowship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

UAMS researcher Nickolas Zaller, Ph.D., recently was awarded a three-year, $350,000 research fellowship for a new telehealth counseling pilot study in the West Memphis area for individuals on probation or parole who have behavioral health disorders.

September 20, 2018

FAITH Summit Draws Leaders to Address Mental Health Disparities

Ben Boulden

Kenneth O. Young, right, watches as Leanne Lefler guides a blindfolded volunteer from the audience through an obstacle course at the FAITH Network Summit.

Sept. 20, 2018 | A blindfolded volunteer stood Sept. 14 at the FAITH Network Summit in Little Rock as people in the audience shouted directions to guide her through an improvised obstacle course of stools and chairs.

September 7, 2018

Passion, Dedication Still Evident for Graduates at Alumni Weekend 2018

Benjamin Waldrum

Jack Blackshear Jr., M.D., COM '68 (at right), pins a button on George Fielder Jr., M.D., COM '68 at the Friday night welcome reception.

Sept. 7, 2018 | Although the decades may have separated them, UAMS graduates from all specialties arrived Aug. 17-18 for Alumni Weekend and caught up as if the years didn’t matter.

August 30, 2018

Health Summit Invites Faith and Community Leaders, Health Care Providers and Researchers

David Robinson

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas faith leaders, community leaders, students, educators, health care providers, social workers, and researchers are invited to the FAITH Network Summit on Sept. 14 to address health disparities in the state. The conference, presented by the FAITH Network, is from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Centre at University Park in…

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