JULY 27, 2007 | The national Council on Education for Public Health has reaccredited the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health for seven years.
“This is extremely good news made possible by an outstanding faculty, staff and students,” College of Public Health Dean Jim Raczynski, Ph.D., said of the June 26 decision. “It’s amazing to me since the college opened its doors only six years ago with no existing, core group of faculty or programs.”
After beginning operation in 2001, the
The college also has moved quickly to tackle the state’s most significant public health issues. It receives almost $7 million annually in research funding from outside UAMS.
The college’s degree programs provide new tools for health care professionals so that they can better combat the major sources of chronic disease, which are often preventable lifestyle issues stemming from tobacco use, obesity and a lack of exercise.
· Post baccalaureate certificate in public health
· Six versions of the master of public health (M.P.H.)
· Four combined M.P.H. degrees with medicine (M.D./M.P.H.), pharmacy (Pharm.D./M.P.H.), law (J.D./M.P.H.), and public service (M.P.S./M.P.H.)
· Master of science in occupational and environmental health
· Master of health services administration
· Doctor of public health in public health leadership.