Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

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…

May 29, 2018

Community Factors Drive Hospital Readmissions in the Delta

Ashley McNatt


May 29, 2018 | Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) call for revision to the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program to reduce unintended consequences that could threaten the health care delivery system in the Mississippi Delta region in a new study published in The American Journal of Managed Care. The program provides…

May 17, 2018

Arkansas FAITH Network Selected for National Public Health Leadership Program

Ashley McNatt


May 17, 2018 | The Arkansas FAITH-Academic Initiatives for Transforming Health (FAITH) Network has been selected to participate in the National Leadership Academy for Public’s Health program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Arkansas FAITH Network is a collaboration of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and faith-based…

April 16, 2018

U.S. Surgeon General Emphasizes Partnerships for Health

Ashley McNatt

VADM Adams

April 16, 2017 | To be better partners, we must create better relationships, said Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., 20th U.S. surgeon general on April 12 during a visit to UAMS. He spoke about many different health topics such as the opioid crisis, medical marijuana, and access to care, but the overall theme…

March 23, 2018

Community Groups Gather to Discuss Housing Insecurity of Pregnant Women

Ashley McNatt

Attendees Listen

March 23, 2018 | Finding a solution for the housing insecurity problem of pregnant women in Arkansas was the topic for leaders and community groups who gathered March 14 at the Supporting Families in Crisis workgroup held at the Centre at University Park in Little Rock. The conference, presented by the FAITH Network, brought together…

December 11, 2017

Belize Provides Training Ground for Public Health Student

Ashley McNatt


Dec. 11, 2017 | Candice Graham, R.N., found herself last July living in a house in Belize with 13 other women from different parts of the world. It was all part of field work experience required as she works toward a Master of Public Health degree in the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public…

November 1, 2017

Study Says Obesity is Problem in Finding Care After Hospitalization

Ashley McNatt

Holly Felix, Ph.D.

Nov. 1, 2017 | Transitions in care for obese people who need to be transferred to nursing homes after hospitalization are being overlooked, a study published in the Western Journal of Nursing Research by faculty at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing finds. Elderly,…

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