March 26, 2015

COPH Dean Speaks on National Trends in Public Health Education

Jim Raczynski, Ph.D., Professor and Founding Dean of the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH), spoke at the Arkansas Department of Health Grand Rounds on March 19 about changes in academic public health nationally and impacts on public health practice. He spoke in particular about efforts on the national level to strengthen…


March 25, 2015

Student and Alumni News

Beverly M. Foti, MS, DrPH, successfully defended her dissertation for the Doctor of Public Health in Public Health Leadership program on March 9. Her specialty track for the program was Health Policy and Management. The title of her dissertation was “Psychiatric consultation and birth outcomes: Does it make a difference in women with psychiatric disorders…


Please Welcome

Patrick Apopa, Ph.D., joined the Department of Epidemiology on March 9 as a Research Associate in the laboratory of Associate Professor Mohammed Orloff, Ph.D.. He will work on identifying and characterizing genomic variants in the population of Arkansas to aid mapping of cancer-related genes; his main focus will be on breast and lung cancers. The…


Americans Living Longer, but Many Die from Preventable Causes

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that Americans are living longer than ever before – almost 79 years on average, one year more than 10 years ago. However, seven of 10 deaths are due to chronic diseases that are largely preventable. While the population on average is living…


In Celebration of National Public Health Week: Honoring Dr. Joycelyn Elders at UAMS, April 7-8

A reception and lecture are planned at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) the first week in April to honor Joycelyn Elders, M.D., 15th US Surgeon General. An Arkansas native, Dr. Elders is a UAMS alumna, as well as Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Endocrinology and Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management at…


Grants and Contracts

Grants and Contracts RECENTLY AWARDED GRANTS PI or co-PI Project Title Funding Agency Project Period Total Funding Tiffany Haynes SC MIRECC Clergy-Mental Health Partnership to Improve Care for Rural Veterans in VISN 16  Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System 10/01/14 – 09/30/15 $9,481 Nickolas Zaller Minority Populations Resource Core NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism …


Events and Reminders

COPH Public Health Seminar March 31 12-1 pm, COPH 3202 Speaker: Song Ounpraseuth, Ph.D., Associate Professor, COPH Department of Biostatistics Topic: “Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Observational Studies: Handling Selection Bias and Incomplete Cost Data” ADH Grand Rounds April 2 8-9 am, ADH Auditorium Speaker: Emily English, MPS, MPH, Department of Pediatrics, ACH Topic: “Addressing Childhood Obesity Prevention in…


March 24, 2015

Golf Tournament Benefit for the 12th Street Health and Wellness Center

A golf tournament will be held on April 25 at the Country Club of Arkansas to raise funds for the 12th Street Health and Wellness Center, an inter-professional free clinic established by UAMS to provide health and wellness services and health education for residents of the 12th Street neighborhood and surrounding areas. Entry deadline is…