COPH News


October 16, 2017

What Is Series: Rural Public Health Practice: Insights into the Practice of Rural Public Health

WHAT IS SERIES Bridging the Health Divide Rural Public Health Practice: Insights into the Practice of Rural Public Health Join us As Craig Molgaard, Ph.D., M.P.H. Director, MPH Program in Rural Public Health Practice Discusses the importance of Rural Public Health Practice and the many opportunities available in the field. Thursday, October 26, 2017 Daniel…


Public Health Grand Rounds October 19th: Double Up Food Bucks Increases Access to Healthy Foods Across Arkansas

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AUDITORIUM October 19, 2017 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Double Up Food Bucks Increases Access to Healthy Foods Across Arkansas Presented By Katrina Betancourt, DHEd, AGM, CPM President Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention


October 2, 2017

Public Health Grand Rounds (October 5th): New methods in molecular microbiology for faster results… The Microbiology Renaissance

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AUDITORIUM October 5, 2017 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Topic: New methods in molecular microbiology for faster results… The Microbiology Renaissance   Presented By Eric Rosenbaum, MD, MPH, FCAP Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences    


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

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…


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…


August 3, 2017

FAITH Network Summit September 9th


July 24, 2017

June 27th Public Health Grand Rounds: Community Water Fluoridation

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AUDITORIUM June 27, 2017 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Topic: Community Water Fluoridation Presented By Lindy Bollen, Jr., DDS  Director, Office of Oral Health Arkansas Department of Health OBJECTIVES Distinguish the adverse results of dental fluorosis. Describe the isolation of fluoride in drinking water. Discriminate the difference between…


July 21, 2017

PHACS: A Data Source You Should be Using

PHACS, or Public Health in Arkansas’ Communities Search, is a one stop shop for community health data broken down by county in Arkansas. The web-based repository of maps and reports allow community members to visualize social-economic and behavioral factors for health, access to health care, and outcomes focusing on chronic diseases prevalent in Arkansas. It…


Faculty News

Sean Young, Ph.D., has accepted a assistant professor position in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. He began on June 19 and comes to the COPH from Iowa City, IA.  After completing his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, Young earned a Master of Arts in geography from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville…



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