COPH News


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…


Student Research

Jing Jin, MPH, doctoral student in epidemiology, presented her research at the annual meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research in Seattle, Washington, June 21-24. Her research was under the supervision of Mohammed Orloff, Ph.D., associate professor. Mofan Gu, MPH, doctoral student in epidemiology, presented findings from his research at the annual meeting of the Society for…


Awards

Post doctoral fellow in the department of epidemiology, Patrick Apopa, recently won an award for his scientific poster at the 14th annual MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Conference, March 23-25. Apopa’s poster was titled, “Cyanobacteria Colonization in the Lung Exhibit Innate Inflammatory Response Leading to Lung Adenocarcinoma.” He won $150 for his work. Other UAMS…


MPH Student Presents Grand Rounds at Arkansas Department of Health

Jonathan Aram, MPH student and epidemiologist at the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), presented at ADH grand rounds July 6 on the Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). The PMP is a database that collects and stores prescribing and dispensing data for controlled substances and other drugs specified by Arkansas law. Aram, along with Denise Robertson,…


COPH Graduates Present Grand Rounds at Arkansas Department of Health

COPH graduates and Delta Omega inductees, Melissa Clemens and Shelbie Stahr, presented grand rounds on June 22 at the Arkansas Department of Health. They each presented research from their culminating experience projects in the MPH program. Clemens looked at the effects of nicotine and tobacco specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) from e-cigarettes on pregnant women. The study,…


July 17, 2017

Mentorship Program Encourages Careers in Public Health

Eliminating tuberculosis, preventing violence, and improving health for people worldwide. A mentoring program provided jointly by the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and the Arkansas Department of Health has inspired students to study and make an impact in these areas of public health — areas they may not have thought about before…


May 11, 2017

May 2017 Events and Reminders

New Programs at COPH COPH is now offering an Executive Certificate in Healthcare Management and a Certificate in Global Health. Courses begin this summer for the Executive Certificate in Healthcare Management and this fall for the Global Health. See attached flyers for more information.    



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