September 28, 2015

Student and Alumni News

Amanda Lemp, MPH, has taken a position as public policy coordinator with the American Lung Association of the Southeast, working on the Arkansas Tobacco Control Coalition. Ms. Lemp is a 2015 honors graduate of the College of Public Health, earning an MPH with a concentration in Health Behavior and Health Education.        …


UAMS Student and Faculty Recognized for Diversity Contributions

At a presentation on Sept. 9, several individuals affiliated with the College of Public Health were recognized for their efforts to advance diversity and inclusion on campus and in the community. COPH doctoral student Mary Kathryn (Katy) Allison, MPH, was named the recipient of the student 2015 UAMS Diversity and Inclusion Award. Ms. Allison was…


Recent Grant Submissions

PI Project Title Funding Agency Project Period Total Funding Barbara Fuhrman Menarche and cancer incidence in adult women NIH/National Cancer Institute 7/1/15 – 6/30/17 $115,694 Robert Delongchamp Mortality risks in vulnerable populations: death certificates and surveys Centers for Disease Control & Prevention 4/1/16 – 3/31/18 $149,000 Mohammed Orloff Identification of regional-specific genomic variants in breast…


UAMS Primary Care-Public Health Partnership Serves Former Prisoners

For the past 40 years, the United States has relied increasingly on incarceration and lengthy prison sentences to deal with crime. Recently, pressure has mounted to release more prisoners due to prison overcrowding, growing correctional health expenditures and constrained legislative budgets. In turn, communities are challenged to care for former prisoners – a population that…


COPH Class Project on Health Impacts of No Renter Protections

As part of a class service learning project in the 2015 spring semester, students and their instructors at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health explored the relationship of housing conditions to human health and delved into the effects of Arkansas’ lack of law requiring landlords to maintain their properties at a minimum…


COPH has New Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

Please welcome Susan Bell León to the College of Public Health. She will be joining the College on October 1 as Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration. Ms. León has more than 20 years’ experience at the UAMS College of Medicine (COM), where she has managed finance and administration. In 1993, she joined COM as its…


About Faculty and Staff

Alison Harrill, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the COPH Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, has been appointed to the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology Advisory Committee. The Committee advises on scientific and technical issues concerning the safety and effectiveness of drug products used to treat a broad spectrum of human…


October 2015 Events and Reminders

Biostatistics Journal Club – Oct. 6, 12-1pm, COPH 2280 Seminar title: Emergency Transport of Stroke Patients in a Rural State: Opportunities for Improvement Speaker: Feifei Wei, Ph.D. Building a Diverse Health Care Workforce: Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Minority Faculty – Oct. 6, 12-1pm, IDW 114 Speaker: Billy Thomas, M.D., MPH, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and…