January 28, 2015

COPH researchers link cigarette use in the home to children’s use of e-cigarettes

Children who live with a smoker are significantly more likely to have ever used e-cigarettes or regular cigarettes, according to a study published this month by researchers in the Department of Epidemiology at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and their colleagues. In fact, children who live with smokers are more likely…


Study by COPH researchers finds brain cancer more common in poultry workers

Brain cancer has been found to be more common among poultry workers involved in the killing of chickens in an exploratory study published last year in Nutrition and Cancer by researchers at the Department of Epidemiology at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) and their colleagues at the University of North…


Student and Alumni News

We want to hear from alumni!! The College loves to hear from its alumni! We invite all alums to write to us about what you are doing and learning. What you share is not only interesting and exciting but also informative for anyone who is interested in public health. This link will connect you to…


COPH Office of Community-Based Public Health partners with community for MLK day of service

On Jan. 19, the Office of Community-Based Public Health (OCBPH) at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health partnered with Neighbors that Love (NTL) community group in their Second Annual Day of Service to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. About 120 volunteers gathered that morning at the Bishop Leodies and Goldie Warren Family…


Learning Opportunity

PRIDE-GE Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology Program to Increase Diversity among Individuals in Health-related Research (PRIDE). This is a three-week summer opportunity at the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. It is for research-oriented junior-level faculty and post-doctorate trainees from minority groups that are under-represented in the biomedical or health sciences and…


Please Welcome

Jordan J. Oroark, MS, joined the COPH Office of Student Affairs in January to serve as the Director of Admissions. He was a faculty member in the Division of Academic Success at Pulaski Technical College and previously worked as the Associate Dean of Students at Henderson State University. He has a Bachelor of Science degree…


Events and Reminders

BIOSTATISTICS JOURNAL CLUB. Predicting Gynecological Cancer Patients’ Susceptibility to Gastrointestinal Mucositis as a Side Effect of Radiation Therapy. Feb. 3, 12 noon-1 pm. COPH Room 2280. Presenter: Ralph L. Kodell, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Biostatistics. FREE WEBINAR: Debating the Future of the Affordable Care Act. Feb. 5, 12 noon-1:30 CST. Sponsored by the National Institute…


About Faculty and Staff

Jeannette Lee, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, presented at Jan. 13 Public Health Seminar. Her talk was entitled, “Risk Cancer among HIV-infected Adults.” Her interest in this area stems from her leadership of the AIDS-Associated Malignancies Clinical Trials Consortium Statistical Center, for which she wrote the original grant application 20 years ago and…