Alumni


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 5, 2017

Alumni Profiles

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…


August 4, 2016

COPH Alumni Events Scheduled as part of UAMS Alumni Weekend

We hope you will plan to attend the COPH Alumni events scheduled as part of the UAMS Alumni Weekend in August.  This year, we are particularly excited about the UAMS Showcase presentations and the noon COPH Alumni Luncheon scheduled on Saturday, August 20.  Last summer, we hosted the first COPH Alumni Luncheon and knew we…


May 25, 2016

UAMS Alumni Weekend, August 19-21

The weekend will be the perfect opportunity for alumni to reconnect with their college and see how it continues to fulfill its mission for improving the health of all Arkansans. Alumni will soon receive a printed invitation and email with the full schedule for this fun-filled weekend. Registration for the weekend is $50 and includes…


February 26, 2016

Surgeon General Addresses MHA Group; New MHA Scholarship Announced

The UAMS Master of Health Administration (MHA) program hosted its annual luncheon Feb. 26, featuring the presentation “Health Reform in Arkansas” by Arkansas Surgeon General Gregory H. Bledsoe, M.D., MPH. Also at the event, Jyric Sims, MHSA, class of 2007, was honored as the 2016 Outstanding Alumnus. Mr. Sims serves as the Senior Vice President…


Elders Endowed Professorship Receives Chancellor’s Circle Award

The M. Joycelyn Elders, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is among 13 UAMS programs to receive a Chancellor’s Circle Award for 2016. The $25,000 award was announced by Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., at a ceremony Feb. 5. Dr. Elders, a member of the UAMS Foundation Fund Board, and Jim Raczynski, Ph.D.,…


August 27, 2015

COPH hosts first alumni luncheon as part of UAMS reunion

Insightful discussion, good company and distinguished guests made the first Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health alumni reunion luncheon on August 22 a success, sparking discussion about future events to bring alumni together. The luncheon, held at the College, was nested into the larger UAMS all-college reunion weekend, which was another “first” – for…