July 22, 2015

August 2015 Events and Reminders

UAMS Alumni Weekend – August 21-22 For event and registration information, go here. Professional Development Day – August 25, 9 am-3 pm; Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Chairman’s Hall, Sturgis Building. Tool Belt for Engagement: Finding and Engaging Unlikely Innovators and Educators within Your Institution. The conference is free to all ACH and UAMS healthcare professionals. One…


Recently Submitted Grants

PI Project Title Funding Agency Project Period Total Funding Alesia Ferguson IDEAL HOPE: Innovative Development of education for the Advancement of Healthy Living through Occupational Partnerships and Enterprises. U.S. Department of Housingand Urban Development 10/1/15 – 9/30/18 $558,913 Eric Johnson Core Infrastructure and Methodological Research for Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts NIH 4/1/16 – 3/31/21 $18,623,302 Nickolas…


About Faculty and Staff

Congratulations to Rosalind Penney, Ph.D., who is a recipient of the UAMS 2015 Teaching with Technology Excellence Award. The award recognizes individuals for their outstanding teaching, support and leadership contributions to UAMS involving educational technology, distance, or online educational efforts. Dr. Penney is an Instructor in the COPH Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Dr. Penney…


Marie Walker Returns to COPH as Public Health Practice Coordinator

Marie Walker, MA, who for many years served as the COPH registrar, has taken the position of Public Health Practice Coordinator in the COPH Office of Student Affairs, effective July 16. She will be responsible for many aspects of the preceptorship and culminating experience required for the MPH, not only advising and assisting students but…


Pilot Study to Explore Transgender Health Issues in Arkansas

A grant from the Patient-Center Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will enable the Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition (ARTEC) to identify health challenges and research questions important to transgender individuals living in Arkansas. The organization plans to take what is learned to apply for another grant to support research into ways to improve the cultural sensitivity and…


UAMS Researchers Assess Cancer Risks of Exposures to Low-Dose Chemical Mixtures

Amidst a global cancer epidemic, a task force of 174 scientists from prominent institutions in 28 countries was assembled in 2013 by a non-governmental organization called “Getting to Know Cancer” to investigate longstanding concerns over the linkages between exposures to mixtures of commonly encountered chemicals and the development of cancer. Igor Koturbash, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant…


Tobacco Control – Much Progress Made, Much Work Ahead

National tobacco control expert Stephen Schroeder, M.D., MPH, in June visited the Arkansas Department of Health and spoke at ADH Grand Rounds about policies and programs that have helped bring down the smoking rates since US Surgeon General Luther Terry issued his report in 1964 on the damaging health effects of smoking. At the time,…


Alumni: Mark your calendars for the August 21-22 UAMS Reunion

More than a year in the planning, the first UAMS Alumni Weekend is now just around the corner! Invited are all College of Public Health alumni, including the Master in Health Administration graduates of years prior to the program moving from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to UAMS. Registration ends August 18, and…