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Events and Reminders

COPH Public Health Seminar April 28

12-1 pm, COPH 3202

Speaker: Rosalind Penney, PhD, COPH Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Topic: ““Demographic Differences in Patients Diagnosed with Breast, Colorectal, Prostate and Lung Neoplasms in Arkansas Counties with Historically High Percentage of Crop Land”

ADH Grand Rounds April 30

8-9 am, ADH Auditorium

Speakers: Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH; Dirk Haselow, MD, PhD

Topic: “An Unwanted Kiss – Chagas Disease in Arkansas”

Arkansas Chronic Disease Forum April 30

The Arkansas Chronic Disease Coordinating Council (ACDCC) will hold its eighth all-day forum – Prevention, Policy and Practice: Advancing Million Hearts in Arkansas – 9 am-4 pm on April 30 at the Benton Events Center in Benton, Ark.

Forum activities include presentations and panel discussions on health policy and community health practice. The morning keynote address by Nathaniel Smith, MD, MPH, Director of the Arkansas Department of Health, will be followed by a panel discussion on the 2015 state legislative session. The afternoon keynote speaker will be Rea Paneres, MPH, Senior Advisor at the Prevention Institute, followed by a panel discussion about exemplary public health initiatives in Arkansas.

The forum is open to anyone interested or involved in health policy and administration, public health practice, clinical care, and research, including students and the general public. Registration is open. Scholarships are available. For more information about the forum and the ACDCC, and to register, go here.

Public Health Seminar – Special Presentation May 5

12-1 pm, COPH 3202

Speaker: Albert Wu, MD, Professor and Director, Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Topic: “New Year’s Resolution: Do More Patient-Centered Outcomes Research”

All-College Meeting May 12

12-1 pm, COPH 8th Floor Auditorium

Speaker: COPH Dean Jim Raczynski

Graduate Student Teachers of Central Arkansas 4th Annual Symposium May 19

9 am-2:30 pm, Rayford Auditorium, UAMS Biomed 2

For students interested in teaching on the undergraduate or graduate level. FREE, but registration is REQUIRED. The schedule of events and online registration can be found at http://gradschool.uams.edu/gstca-symposium/. The registration deadline is May 5, and lunch will be provided for registered attendees. Space is limited so register today!

UAMS to Host Health Disparities Conference May 29

Arkansas health care workers, researchers, community leaders, educators, and students are invited to the Community-Campus Partnership Conference to Address Health Disparities on May 29 at UAMS. The conference will be from 8:45 am to 3:30 pm at the I. Dodd Wilson Education Building. The keynote speaker will be Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, who will become dean of the Rutgers University School of Public Health on May 1. Ahluwalia has devoted the past 21 years to improving the health of high-risk populations and is known nationally for his work with underserved and ethnic minorities. Registration is free and will open in April. The conference is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Contact: Keneshia Bryant, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, KJBryant@uams.edu.