January 27, 2016

Prison is not the Answer to Drug Abuse: Topic of Talk at UAMS

United States drug policies and the need for a public health alternative to punishment and prison for drug offenders was the topic of a talk at UAMS on Jan. 14 by Ernest Drucker, Ph.D., Research Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology…


Arkansas Public Health Association Annual Meeting

The Arkansas Public Health Association’s 68th annual educational conference will be held May 11-13 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. “Health Equity: Highest Level of Health for All” is the conference theme. Former US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, M.D., will be the keynote speaker. The association will be accepting abstracts for poster presentations until March…


February 2016 Events and Reminders

COPH Public Health Seminar 2nd & 4th Tuesdays · COPH 3202, 12-1pm FEB. 9 – CANCELLED FEB. 23 – CANCELLED due to conflict with the State of the University Presentation. Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., will give the report at noon in the Fred Smith Auditorium on the 12th floor of the Spine Institute. February Biostatistics Journal Club…


Mark Your Calendars: COPH Picnic Planned for Sept. 10

The 3rd annual picnic for COPH employees and students and their families has been set for Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 am to 2 pm. As in the past, it will be held at Pavilion 10 in Burns Park in North Little Rock. Marie King, Executive Assistant to the Dean, is organizing the event and…


Recent Grant Submissions and Awards

Submissions Principal Investigator Project Title Funding Agency Project Period Total Funding Victor Cardenas Fetal Growth and Preterm Delivery of Pregnant E-Cigarette Users NIH 12/1/2016- 11/30/2019 $2,074,933   Awards Principal Investigator Project Title Funding Agency Project Period Total Funding Victor Cardenas Improving Public Health Surveillance of Occupational Injuries in the Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishing Sector in…


Funding and Training Opportunities

Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI) JUNE 12-17, Madison, Wisconsin HELI is an intensive weeklong “research boot camp” for investigators, the aim of which is to increase the number of investigators engaged in health equity research. Encouraged to apply are minority investigators and others in health disparities/health equity research and who are successful in tenure track…


About Faculty and Staff: New Publications

While a student in the MPH program at COPH, Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor in the UAMS COPH Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, wrote the paper cited below for the course Health Economics, taught by Mick Tilford, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the UAMS COPH Department of Health Policy and Management. It appears…


COPH Researcher Creates Novel Curriculum on Home Chemical Use – Free to Teachers and the Public

Pest control and chemical use in the home are not topics that get much play in K-12 science. Applied science is not a priority for Arkansas teachers, who are charged with imparting the fundamentals of the physical and biological sciences. But, to Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational…


January 14, 2016

Jan. 20th Noon – 1pm Overview of existing funding mechanisms and the general review process at NIH

Topic: Overview of existing funding mechanisms and the general review process at NIH Speaker:  Joseph Su, Ph.D., MPH, Professor, COPH Department of Epidemiology/Co-director, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences program, UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Time and Location: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 12 noon-1pm, COPH 3280 Objective: To familiarize the faculty member or postdoctoral fellow who has…


January 8, 2016

Jan. 14: Drug Policies and Criminal Justice: From Punishment to Public Health

Next Week: From Punishment to Public Health Ernest M. Drucker, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus in the Department of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and Senior Research Associate and Scholar in Residence at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of NY, will present “Drug Policies and Criminal…