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Seven COPH Students Present Posters at Research Day

C O P H Student Haile Moreno (right) and C O P Students Josh Goodner and Erin Puryear

Haile Moreno (right) and COP Students Josh Goodner and Erin Puryear

The College of Public Health was well represented at the annual UAMS Student Research Day April 13. Five of the students (noted below*) were the research project leads:

Student Poster Title Educational Program Mentor
Clare Brown* Measuring caregiver spillover effects associated with autism spectrum disorders: a comparison of the EQ-5D and SF-6D PhD in Health Systems and Services Research, Health Policy and Management Mick Tilford
Elizabeth Cohen* The application of a lean framework to supply of patient education materials in an academic health center Master of Health Administration, Health Policy and Management Saleema Karim
Neeraj Dayama* Impact of physician extenders on nursing home quality PhD in Health Systems and Services Research, Health Policy and Management Rohit Pradhan
Afsheen Hasan* Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in WDR3 gene are associated with non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) PhD in Health Systems and Services Research, Health Policy and Management Mohammed Orloff
Xiaocong Li* In-hospital outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement versus surgical aortic valve replacement PhD in Health Systems and Services Research, Health Policy and Management Mick Tilford
Haile Moreno 12th Street synergy: an assessment of interprofessional teamwork and communication at a student run free health and wellness center
Interprofessional fresh food coalition – gardeners providing fresh vegetables to patients
Diabetes-friendly patient food pantry at the 12th Street Health & Wellness Center
Master of Public Health, Health Behavior and Health Education Lanita White
Yusuf Nawawi* Identification of a non-canonical micro-RNA in FGF2-specific SNP region among breast cancer patients Master of Public Health, Epidemiology Mohammed Orloff

MPH Student Presenting Poster at State Public Health Meeting

C O P H Student Ashley Clark

Ashley Clark

Ashley Clark will present a poster about her recent research at the annual conference of the Arkansas Public Health Association in May. The title of Ms. Clark’s poster is “Assessment of the food environment at a historically black college: exploring perspectives of students and food service personnel.

Ms. Clark conducted her research at Philander Smith College last fall, as part of her Master of Public Health (MPH) preceptorship. She interviewed food service directors and administered surveys to nearly 90 students living on campus to learn about their perspectives, attitudes, thoughts and suggestions about their food environment.

Ms. Clark will graduate this spring; her specialty track is Health Behavior and Health Education.

Two PhD Students to Present Posters at AcademyHealth Meeting

Two students in the Health Systems and Services Research PhD Program will present posters at the 2016 Annual Research Meeting of AcademyHealth in June in Boston.

Clare Brown, MPH, will present her poster titled “Measuring caregiver spillover effects associated with autism spectrum disorders: a comparison of the EQ-5D and SF-6D.”

Xiaocong Li will present two posters, which are titled “In-hospital outcomes of trans-catheter aortic valve replacement versus surgical aortic valve replacement” and “Effects of registered nurse staffing level on hospital-acquired conditions in cardiac surgery patients.”

COPH Alumna Kristie Hadden Awarded $2.9 Million NIH Grant

Director of the U A M S Center for Health Literacy Kristie Hadden, P h D

Kristie Hadden, PhD

Kristie Hadden, PhD, a 2012 graduate of the College of Public Health (COPH), who is now Director of the UAMS Center for Health Literacy (CHL), learned this month that the Center will receive a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She will be the principal investigator for a four-year study to test a diabetes education and health literacy program at patient-centered medical homes at UAMS regional medical centers across Arkansas.

Dr. Hadden earned a PhD degree in Health Promotion and Prevention from COPH and became the Director of the CHL when it opened in 2014. She was recently named the second Carl L. Nelson Chair of Orthopaedic Creativity in the College of Medicine’s (COM) Department of Orthopaedics. She has a primary faculty appointment in COM and a secondary appointment in COPH.

According to the news story about the NIH award, this is the first NIH research support received by Dr. Hadden, an early-career investigator. The award came from a grant program that is regarded as one of the most competitive of the NIH.