Awards and Publications


May 11, 2017

COM/COPH Students Awarded Bourne Scholarships

Two UAMS College of Medicine (COM)/College of Public Health (COPH) students were awarded the David Bourne Public Health Physician Memorial Scholarship in February. Brian Kennedy and Collins Scott were presented their $1,000 scholarships on Feb. 7 at the UAMS COPH. The David Bourne Public Health Physician Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a medical student or…


May 25, 2016

Grant Submissions and Awards

Submissions Principal Investigator Project Title Funding Agency Project Period Total Funding Cindy Crone Patients Advancing Their Health (PATH) in the Arkansas Delta Rx Foundation 6-1-16 to 3-31-27 $59,257 Cindy Crone Arkansas’ Passion Project Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 9-30-16 to 9-29-19 $1,333,325 Eric Johnson Core Infrastructure and Methodological Research for Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts…


March 29, 2016

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…


February 26, 2016

Recent Grant Submissions

Submissions Principal Investigator Project Title Funding Agency Project Period Total Funding Mohammed El Faramawi Genes, Blood Pressure Variability and Cardiovascular Diseases NIH 4/1/2016-3/31/2019 $447,001 Tiffany Haynes Reducing Depressive Symptoms among Rural African Americans: REJOICE NIH 1/1/2016- 12/31/2020 $2,144,857


January 27, 2016

Recent Grant Submissions and Awards

Submissions Principal Investigator Project Title Funding Agency Project Period Total Funding Victor Cardenas Fetal Growth and Preterm Delivery of Pregnant E-Cigarette Users NIH 12/1/2016- 11/30/2019 $2,074,933   Awards Principal Investigator Project Title Funding Agency Project Period Total Funding Victor Cardenas Improving Public Health Surveillance of Occupational Injuries in the Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishing Sector in…


About Faculty and Staff: New Publications

While a student in the MPH program at COPH, Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor in the UAMS COPH Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, wrote the paper cited below for the course Health Economics, taught by Mick Tilford, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the UAMS COPH Department of Health Policy and Management. It appears…


December 16, 2015

Recent Grant Submissions

Principal Investigator Project Title Funding Agency Project Period Total Funding Robert Delongchamp Plateletcrite, Platelet Width Diameter and Cardiovascular Mortality American Heart Association 7/1/2016 to 6/30/2018 $153,998 Eric Johnson Case-Cohort Study of Cancers in Excess in Poultry Workers – Admin. Supplement Centers for Disease Control & Prevention 9/1/2016 to 8/31/2017 $733,956 Mohammed Elfaramawi GWAS to Identify…


About Faculty and Staff

Alison Harrill, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the COPH Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, has been awarded a $71,293, one-year grant for research that may lead to better health outcomes for patients undergoing chemotherapy with a particular drug, cisplatin. Cisplatin and other drugs of its class are used to treat many types of cancer, but…


November 19, 2015

Grant Submissions and Awards

Submissions PI Project Title Funding Agency Project Period Total Funding Gunnar Boysen Effects of Genetic Diversity on Carcinogens NIH 12/1/15 to 4/30/16 $75,582 Victor Cardenas UAMS Women’s Clinic Smoking Cessation during Pregnancy Demonstration Project University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 1/1/16 to 12/31/16 $9,500 Sharp Malak Understanding Mammography Capacity and Utilization in Arkansas Susan G….


October 28, 2015

Grant Submissions and Awards

Submissions PI Project Title Funding Agency Project Period Total Funding Mohammed Elfaramawi Plateletcrite, Platelet Width Diameter and Cardiovascular Mortality European Society of Cardiology 1/1/16 to 6/30/17 $391,733 Alesia Ferguson Estimation of Dermal and Inhalation Exposures for Hairstylists Using Micro and Macro Activity Patterns NIH 7/1/16-6/30/18 $156,512 Alison Harrill Biomarkers for Personalizing Cisplatin Chemotherapy NIH 4/19/16-4/18/21…



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