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College of Public Health Ranked No. 30 by U.S. News & World Report

May 11, 2012 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health is tied at No. 30 in the latest U.S. News and World Report ranking of the country’s top public health graduate institutions.

The UAMS College of Public Health, which celebrated its first decade of service last summer, was in a four-way tie with such prestigious institutions as Rutgers University, the University of Maryland and San Diego State University.

Last year, the UAMS College of Public Health celebrated a decade of researching the needs of Arkansans while working to enact initiatives and craft policies to meet them. The college began in July 2001, but was forward-thinking leadership several years before that set it in motion after Arkansas was awarded more than $50 million a year in a national legal settlement with the tobacco industry In 2000, the people of Arkansas voted to become the only state to dedicate all of its settlement money to improve the health of its residents, 5 percent of which went to establish the College of Public Health.

“This ranking is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff and a challenge to keep moving forward”, Raczynski said.