Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health


June 16, 2022

UAMS Researchers Lead Landmark Study that Finds Telemedicine Greatly Increases Access to Hearing Care for Rural Children

Linda Satter

“Childhood hearing loss has well known, profound implications for language development, school achievement and future employment opportunities,” according to the study.

The Hearing Norton Sound study, which focused on school-based hearing screening programs in rural Alaska, showed that referring children to specialists via telemedicine provides significantly quicker access to follow-up care than referring them to primary care providers.


June 15, 2022

Maternal & Child Health Program Presents Forum to Help Support Mothers In Crisis

Kev' Moye

Women and Children First

In Arkansas, there are companies, nonprofits, ministries and individual citizens dedicated to helping mothers who are in crisis. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Maternal & Child Health Program brought several of those entities together for its annual summit. This year’s topic was “Supporting Mothers in Crisis.”…


Otolaryngologist Susan D. Emmett, M.D., MPH, to Direct New UAMS Center for Hearing Health Equity

Linda Satter

Susan Emmett, M.D., MPH

 LITTLE ROCK — Susan D. Emmett, M.D., MPH, an otolaryngologist and public health-trained researcher who holds four grants from the National Institutes of Health, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where she will lead the new Center for Hearing Health Equity. Emmett is an associate professor in the UAMS College of…


June 13, 2022

Researchers Find Shortage of Mental Health Providers for Arkansas’ Hispanic Population

Kev' Moye

Mental Health

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ Hispanic population is likely to have difficulty finding in-state, Spanish speaking licensed mental health professionals. A study disclosed that there are not enough Spanish speaking mental health professionals to serve Arkansas’ growing Hispanic community. George Pro, Ph.D., a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health…


June 9, 2022

Arkansas Undergraduates ‘Speed Date’ with Research at UAMS Obesity and Diabetes Workshop

Seth Hooker

UAMS’ Emir Tas, M.D., (left) leads a table discussion about fatty liver disease and the benefits of high-intensity interval training.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) presented undergraduate students with an opportunity to learn more about obesity and diabetes at a uniquely structured workshop May 25. The workshop, hosted by Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence), was attended by 15 students from around the state. There were presentations from seven UAMS…


June 3, 2022

Austin Porter, DrPH, MPH, Honored by Arkansas Minority Health Commission

Kev' Moye

Dr. Porter

Austin Porter, DrPH, MPH, an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, has tirelessly worked to help Arkansas’ minority communities get pertinent information about COVID-19. For his dedication, the Arkansas Minority Health Commission honored Porter with the Governor’s Health Policy award during its 2022 Biennial…


May 27, 2022

Chancellor Touts Important Role of Public Health during College’s Convocation

Kev' Moye

COPH Convocation

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health celebrated its students, faculty and staff during its 2022 convocation ceremony in the Rahn Building Auditorium. Nearly 60 students took part in the convocation, which consisted of several special recognitions and presentations. UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, was the…


May 23, 2022

UAMS Graduates 942 Health Care Professionals

Linda Haymes

Degrees and certificates were conferred to 942 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' five colleges and graduate school on May 21.

LITTLE ROCK — Degrees and certificates were conferred to 942 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school today. Degrees were awarded to 162 in the College of Medicine, 182 in the College of Nursing, 91 in the College of Pharmacy, 67 in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, 382…


May 19, 2022

UAMS Study Found Large Segment of Arkansans Still Susceptible to COVID-19 in Late 2020, 2021

Kev' Moye

Victor Cardenas

LITTLE ROCK — A team of scientists at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) carried out an eight-month seroprevalence survey that found 85% of the state’s population was still susceptible to the virus in late 2020. This project – which the Public Library of Science ONE recently published – focused on the number…


May 13, 2022

Study Finds Youth with Mental Health Problems Have Difficulty Maintaining a Job as an Adult

Kev' Moye

Amick

Youth with mental health problems often lack the ability to maintain a job when they become an adult, according to researchers who conducted a study on 1,200 people from ages 11 to 29 who had mental health issues. The study was the first of its kind to feature childhood and adolescent mental health problems and…



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