Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health


June 22, 2021

UAMS Welcomes 15 Students to New Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med, Public Health Program

Linda Satter

Fourteen of the 15 Public Health Scholars.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has welcomed 15 students comprising the inaugural class of a post-baccalaureate pre-med program called Medical Scholars in Public Health. The program is a collaboration between the UAMS colleges of Medicine, Public Health and Pharmacy. The 15 students who began classes May 24 were chosen…


June 14, 2021

UAMS Project Part of National Effort to Reduce COVID-19 in Hardest Hit Populations

David Robinson

A Marshallese resident in Northwest Arkansas receives a COVID-19 vaccine.

LITTLE ROCK — UAMS researchers and their community partners across Arkansas are studying the causes behind COVID-19’s devastating impact on minorities and developing plans to help increase vaccination rates.


June 3, 2021

Individuals Gather for 2021 Maternal and Child Health Symposium

Ashley McNatt

MCH Symposium

Champions for women’s health and birth equity was the topic May 7 of the 2021 Maternal and Child Health Symposium. The symposium brought together virtually community leaders, students, researchers, health care workers and stakeholders to discuss the health disparities that exist among infant and maternal health outcomes. “We know that maternal and infant mortality exists…


May 28, 2021

UAMS Student Moriah Hollaway Receives Prominent Award from U.S. Public Health Service

Ashley McNatt

Moriah Hollaway

LITTLE ROCK — Moriah Hollaway, a senior at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been selected to receive a 2021 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…


May 18, 2021

Rhee, Tilford Receive Chancellor’s Teaching Awards

Spencer Watson

Mick Tilford, Ph.D., Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, and Sung Rhee, Ph.D.

Sung W. Rhee, Ph.D., and J. Mick Tilford, Ph.D., are the recipients of the 2021 Chancellor’s Teaching Awards, a program established in 2004 to recognize excellence in teaching among UAMS faculty. “Sung and Mick are tremendous assets to UAMS, respected by colleagues and students alike, who advance scholarship and the academic mission of UAMS every…


May 15, 2021

UAMS Graduates 936 Health Care Professionals

Spencer Watson

College of Pharmacy faculty present candidates for graduation as students attend remotely.

LITTLE ROCK – Degrees and certificates were conferred to 936 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school today. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, no commencement ceremony was held; however, the various colleges held independent virtual commemorations this month. Degrees were awarded to 177 in the College…


April 12, 2021

UAMS Researcher Mitchell McGill, Ph.D., Appointed to National Committee at the Critical Path Institute

Ashley McNatt

Mitchell McGill, Ph.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Mitchell McGill, Ph.D., a researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), recently became the first in Arkansas appointed to the Hepatotoxicity Working Group at the Critical Path Institute (C-Path). Established in 2005, C-Path is a nonprofit, public-private partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The purpose of…


March 3, 2021

UAMS Cancer Institute Expands Research with Addition of 10 Faculty

David Robinson

cancer research lab

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently added 10 research faculty, significantly expanding the institute’s cancer research programs.


March 2, 2021

UAMS Establishes Southern Public Health and Criminal Justice Research Center

Ashley McNatt

Nick Zaller, Ph.D.

LITTLE ROCK — A new center using evidence-based research to inform public health practice in criminal justice settings has been established by the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Southern Public Health and Criminal Justice Research Center (S-PAC) is directed by Nick Zaller, Ph.D.,…


October 16, 2020

USDA, Climate Reality, Award Grants for Backyard Gardens and Adapting to Climate Change

David Robinson

Rachel Hale (top left), Community Engagement program manager at the UAMS Translational Research Institute, helped acquire grants for community gardens and energy efficiency projects. She is joined by other UAMS community garden volunteers (back row) Carissa Ansel, College of Public Health (COPH) student, Taylor Washington, COPH student, and Carolyn Greene, Ph.D. Front Row, COPH students Taylor McClanahan and Sarah Fountain.

A UAMS-community partnership has garnered two grants for community and backyard gardens and energy efficiency projects. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a one-year $100,000 grant for developing a network of gardens to improve access to local foods for low-income communities of color in central Arkansas. The grant will also fund education programs and initiatives…



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