September 22, 2017

Jimmy Parks, DrPH

Since graduating in 2014 with his Doctorate in Public Health Leadership, Jimmy Parks has become a self-employed public health practitioner in the Greater Little Rock area. He spent a year with the Arkansas GardenCorps and has worked in many of the areas’ urban gardens, specializing in bees, chickens, repurposing system waste, and generating local social…


September 15, 2017

Faith, Community Leaders Convene to Address Mental Health Disparities

Sept. 15, 2017 | Developing an action plan for emotional wellness was the goal for leaders who gathered Sept. 9 at the FAITH Network Summit held at the Centre at University Park in Little Rock. The FAITH (Faith-Academic Initiatives for Transforming Health) Network is a collaboration between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)…


September 5, 2017

Brian Delavan, MPH

Brian Delavan, MPH, has had a busy year so far. He won first place in the Young Scientist competition at the 2017 MCBios conference in Little Rock, AR. He presented at the 2017 Drug Development and Discovery Colloquium. Additionally, he also has an article published in Trends in Pharmacological Sciences’ October 2017 issue entitled “Lessons Learned from…


Top 5 Nuggets of Wisdom for Success

If I knew then what I know now: A look back into my undergrad days By: LaTonya Bynum, MPH, CHES You can do whatever you put your mind to. I was the first in my immediate family to graduate from an accredited college. I attended the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and graduated in 2004…


COPH Graduates Make Public Health Impact Through Health Literacy

Four UAMS COPH alumna have found their niche with the UAMS Center for Health Literacy. They are part of a highly collaborative team that is dedicated to improving population health by making health information easy to understand. The UAMS CHL mission includes training health professionals and students and conducting health literacy research. The Center also…


Sept. 12th Public Health Seminar: Geographic Variation in Commercial Drug Spending for Antidepressants: Does Higher Spending Offset the Use of Other Medical Services?

Sponsored By: UAMS College of Public Health and Arkansas Department of Health PUBLIC HEALTH SEMINAR GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN COMMERCIAL DRUG SPENDING FOR ANTIDEPRESSANTS: DOES HIGHER SPENDING OFFSET THE USE OF OTHER MEDICAL SERVICES? Mir Ali, MS, PhD(c) Health Systems and Services Research Department of Health Policy and Management RAHN (formerly COPH) G232 Tuesday, September 12th…