Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

October 14, 2019

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

Ashley McNatt


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


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…

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…

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