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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 – basic navigation

COPH PUBLIC HEALTH SEMINAR 12 noon-1 pm  COPH 3202

April 12

Hosted By: Department of Biostatistics

April 26

Hosted By: Department of Health Behavior and Health Education

Speaker: Taren Swindle, PhD, Assistant Professor, UAMS Department of Family Medicine Research and Evaluation

Topic: A Mixed Methods Study of Factors Related to Obesity Prevention Practices in Early Childhood Education

BIOSTATISTICS JOURNAL CLUB

 12-1 pm, April 5 COPH 2280

Speaker: Page C. Moore, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics

Topic: “The Delta Garden Study: Results and Challenges”

ARKANSAS DEPT. OF HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS  8-9 am  ADH Auditorium

March 31: William Mason, MD, Associate Director of Science, ADH Center for Health Protection, Branch Chief, Preparedness; Donald Woodyard, Jr. AAS, BGS, MAML, NRP, Director of the Bureau of EMS, State of Louisiana, Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals

Topic: Public Health Practice in a Camp of Internally Displaced Persons

UAMS TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM: Call for Proposals

Proposals are being accepted for posters, presentations and workshops for the 2016 UAMS Teaching with Technology Symposium, which will be held July 21-22.

Educators and trainers are invited to share their experiences using educational technology to improve learner engagement. Presenters will receive complimentary registration to the Symposium.

DEADLINE: May 13. Submit to www.twtsymposium.com. Presenters will be notified by June 6.

For more information, contact Kathy Boyle, MEd, MS, RRT, at kmboyle@uams.edu.

4TH BIENNIAL ARKANSAS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT 2016

April 15  Philander Smith College

Social Determinants of Health: Impacting All Arkansans

For more information: 501-686-2720. To register: arminorityhealth.com.

COMMUNITY-CAMPUS PARTNERS CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS HEALTH DISPARITIES:
The Power of the Faith Community to Promote Health Equity

June 17 9:30 am-6 pm  Comfort Inn and Suites, Little Rock  

Conference objective: To convene UAMS faculty, staff, and students with community leaders and colleagues throughout Arkansas to promote strategies that enhance the development and sustainability of community-campus partnerships in an effort to eliminate health disparities in Arkansas.

Conference registration is FREE, but will be limited to 200 participants.

Target audience: faith leaders, health ministries, educators, researchers and health care providers.

Keynote speaker: Acacia Bamberg Salatti, Director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, US Dept. of Health and Human Services.

For more information, visit http://nursing.uams.edu or contact Alexa Bessette at (501) 603-1290 or ACBessette@uams.edu.

ARKANSAS PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

May 11-13  Hot Springs Convention Center and Austin Hotel

The theme of this year’s Arkansas Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual educational conference will be “Health Equity: Highest Level of Health for All.”

Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, President of the American Public Health Association, will be the opening plenary session speaker.

The conference schedule and registration form are available at www.arkpublichealth.org.

COPH STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Several scholarship opportunities are available to COPH students, thanks to the generosity of benefactors who believe in our College’s mission and wish to support our students in their educational endeavors.

The application deadline is NOON, FRIDAY, APRIL 1.

The scholarships:

  • Boozman Public Health and Community Service Scholarship – $1,000
  • David Bourne Public Health Physician Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
  • Boozman Textbook Scholarship – $250
  • Edward F. and Carol C. Stewart Academic Excellence in Public Health Scholarship – $1,000

For information about how to apply, email PorterDanielleS@uams.edu.