December 16, 2015

Recent Grant Submissions

Principal Investigator Project Title Funding Agency Project Period Total Funding Robert Delongchamp Plateletcrite, Platelet Width Diameter and Cardiovascular Mortality American Heart Association 7/1/2016 to 6/30/2018 $153,998 Eric Johnson Case-Cohort Study of Cancers in Excess in Poultry Workers – Admin. Supplement Centers for Disease Control & Prevention 9/1/2016 to 8/31/2017 $733,956 Mohammed Elfaramawi GWAS to Identify…


Student and Alumni News

College of Public Health alumni Desiree Burroughs-Ray, M.D., MPH, and Nikiya Simpson, MBA, are co-authors on a recently published journal article about pre- and post-assessments for the HIPPY for Health Homes program. The study, “HIPPY for Healthy Home Program: Results of Pre and Post Surveys Addressing Indoor Air Quality Contaminants in Arkansas Homes,” is in…


January 2016 Events and Reminders

COPH Public Health Seminar Tuesday, Dec. 22: canceled due to the holidays. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 12 noon-1pm, COPH 3280 Hosted by: Department of Biostatistics Speaker: Reid Landes, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics Topic: Dr. Landes’ projects while working at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), Hiroshima, Japan; RERF’s rich data and major findings; impressions…


Research Opportunities

Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnership Academy DEADLINE: Feb. 15 The CBPR Partnership Academy is an integrated, one-year research education program that brings together community-academic pairs from across the country. Teams engage in an intensive, week-long CBPR course and ongoing mentored learning activities throughout the year in order to foster collaborative research using innovative research methods to…


Special Presentation Jan. 20 about NIH Grant Processes

Joseph Su, Ph.D., MPH, will make a special presentation, “Overview of the NIH Grant Mechanisms and Review Process,” on Wednesday, Jan. 20, noon-1pm, in COPH 3202. The presentation will consist of an overview of existing funding mechanisms and the general review process at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The objective of this seminar is to familiarize…


About Faculty and Staff

Alison Harrill, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the COPH Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, has been awarded a $71,293, one-year grant for research that may lead to better health outcomes for patients undergoing chemotherapy with a particular drug, cisplatin. Cisplatin and other drugs of its class are used to treat many types of cancer, but…


COPH Researcher Honored by Society of Toxicology

A paper co-authored by COPH’s Alison Harrill, Ph.D., that examines why some people are more susceptible to adverse drug reactions has won the Society of Toxicology Board of Publications Award for the Best Paper in Toxicological Sciences. Harrill is an Assistant Professor in the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health’s Department of Environmental…


MPH Students Making an Impact with Final Projects

True to the spirit of public health, the final projects typically chosen by COPH Master of Public Health students don’t just advance their learning and test their competencies. The Culminating Experience (CE) projects also embody the “make a difference” spirit that is the heart of public health. That was certainly the case with the CE…


COPH HBHE Faculty is New UAMS Global Health Director

Nickolas Zaller, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the COPH Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, has been named the new Director of the UAMS Office of Global Health. Dr. Zaller will lead ongoing global health activities at UAMS and coordinate with campus academic leaders with global health interests to form a program that serves the…


December 3, 2015

Dec. 9th Epidemiology Training Workshop: Utilization of US Census Bureau Data

UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Department of Epidemiology Training Workshop Wednesday, December 9, 2015 2:00-4:00 pm COPH 3202 Presents: “UTILIZATION OF US CENSUS BUREAU DATA” Toni Pitchford U.S. Census Data Dissemination Specialist RVSP: vmcardenas@uams.edu



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