March 29, 2016

Biostatistics Journal Club, Tuesday, Apr. 5th at noon

The Biostatistics Journal Club meets on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016! The place is: COPH 2280 The time is: 12:00 – 1:00pm. Our speaker will be: Page C. Moore, Ph.D.. Seminar title is: “The Delta Garden Study: Results and Challenges.” Abstract: Adverse health outcomes, including childhood obesity, require new strategies for enhancing children’s and adolescents’ adherence…


For COPH Students: IRB Workshop today

The College of Public Health’s Office of Student Affairs (COPH OSA) will hold a workshop about working with the UAMS Institutional Review Board (IRB) today from 3 pm to 5 pm in COPH 2280.  UAMS IRB Program Manager Edith Paal, MSJourn, MPH, will lead the workshop, which will address the following topics: Introduction to the…


About Faculty and Staff

Three COPH Women Honored as UAMS Phenomenal Women Congratulations to Sharon Farris-Hester, Alexandra Marshall, Ph.D., MPH and Nancy Dockter, MPH, who were among 32 women recognized at the Phenomenal Women celebration on March 17 at UAMS. Those honored were nominated by their colleagues or peers in recognition for their contributions to UAMS and its health…


Office of Public Health Informatics Services for Researchers

If you are a researcher in the College of Public Health and you need expert technical assistance with critical aspects of secure data capture, storage and reporting, you need look no further than the College’s own Office of Public Health Informatics. Since the Office opened in 2012, its two Co-directors, Martha Phillips, Ph.D., MPH, MBA,…


Please Welcome

Theresa Faye Bard, Executive Assistant, Department of Epidemiology. Ms. Bard previously worked at UAMS from 1976 to 1992. During that time, she worked as an Administrative Assistant in the College of Medicine for three departmental chairs and for Dean Tom Bruce and then as the Educational Coordinator for the AHEC program. She left in 1992…


Endowment and Special Day to Honor Inaugural Dean Tom Bruce, MD

As a way to honor Tom Bruce, M.D., who died March 4, the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) has established the Thomas A. Bruce, M.D., Endowment in Public Health and Public Service. In addition, Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a proclamation on Feb. 26 declaring July 1 as Dr. Thomas A. Bruce…


April 2016 Events and Reminders

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES FOR STUDENTS IRB Workshop Wednesday, March 30, 3-5 pm  COPH 2280 This workshop is offered by the COPH Office of Student Affairs in conjunction with the UAMS Institutional Review Board. Topics: Introduction to the UAMS IRB Does my project need an IRB review? How to create a new submission in CLARA CITI training…


Student and Alumni News

MHA Students Shine in National Case Competitions Case competitions are a way for students to hone their skills, promote their school and give their teachers and advisors a good reason to be proud of them. All three objectives were achieved when students in the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at the UAMS Fay W….


Grant Submissions and Awards

Submissions Principal Investigator Project Title Funding Agency Project Period Total Funding Mohammed El Faramawi Educational Intervention for Skin Cancer Prevention in Cosmetology Schools Arkansas Cancer Coalition 7-1-16 to 6-30-17 $55,000 Alesia Ferguson A Healthy Homes Web-Based Referral Program in Arkansas The Kresge Foundation 6-1-16 to 5-31-17 $169,314 Victor Cardenas Reducing Lung Cancer through Improved Abbreviated…


March 7, 2016

March 10th: “A Systematic Strategy to Prevent Future Outbreaks: Combatting Foodborne Pathogens’ Survival Strategies in Leafy Greens”

Thursday, March 10th, 2016 11:00 am – 12:00 pm COPH Room 1202 “A Systematic Strategy to Prevent Future Outbreaks: Combatting Foodborne Pathogens’ Survival Strategies in Leafy Greens” Dongryeoul Bae, Ph.D. Faculty Candidate ORISE Research Microbiologist Food Safety Group Division of Microbiology National Center for Toxicology Research U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, AR



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