Faculty News


November 1, 2017

Study Says Obesity is Problem in Finding Care After Hospitalization

Nov. 1, 2017 | Transitions in care for obese people who need to be transferred to nursing homes after hospitalization are being overlooked, a study published in the Western Journal of Nursing Research by faculty at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing finds. Elderly, obese patients who have…


‘Pay for Performance’ Incentives Hurting Mississippi Delta Hospitals

Oct. 30, 2017 | Two Medicare “pay for performance” programs have contributed to declining financial performance by Mississippi Delta hospitals and widening the gap in financial performance between Mississippi Delta hospitals and other hospitals in the nation, according to a study published in Medical Care by UAMS faculty. The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) and the Hospital…


May 11, 2017

May 2017 Faculty News

Dr. Mick Tilford gives Grand Rounds at Arkansas Department of Health Mick Tilford, Ph.D., professor and chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, gave Grand Rounds at Arkansas Department of Health on March 2. His presentation, “What do Students of Healthcare Economics know about Health Care Reform,” discussed economic analysis in health care reform. He…


April 17, 2017

Arkansas Leads the Way in Controlling Hypertension with Prevention Research Study


March 16, 2017

March 2017 Faculty News

Two COPH Professors Awarded Grants for Cancer Research Jan. 30, 2017 | Two COPH faculty professors were recently awarded grants to assist UAMS scientists in advancing their cancer research projects. Gunnar Boysen, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, and Ping-Ching Hsu, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology were…


May 25, 2016

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COPH Study to Investigate Genetic Component of Blood Pressure Variability Mohammed Elfaramawi, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, is the principal investigator for a first-of-its-kind study that will explore the relationship between common genetic variants and arterial blood pressure variability, which has not been tested before in any American population. The main…


Blackboard and GUS: What does it mean for me?

Beginning in Fall 2016, GUS will generate the shells for each course. This change means you will get a new shell for your course each time you teach it. GUS will enroll the students and instructors into the courses; you will no longer be able to add or remove students or add instructors to your…


April 22, 2016

So, You Need to Move Your Course Online!

Every year the Online Learning Consortium surveys academic leaders across the United States. According to the Consortium’s 13th annual report, Online Report Card—Tracking Online Education in the United States (2015), 2.85 million students take all of their courses online; another 2.97 million take some courses online. Seventy-one percent of Chief Academic Officers report that online…


COPH Advisory Board Gains New Members

The Advisory Board for the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) has seven new members, bringing the total number of members to 16. The Board is composed of leaders in state government, the business community, health care, law, and the nonprofit world who embrace the importance of public health and the College….


About Faculty and Staff

Two faculty in the COPH Department of Health Policy and Management, Joe Thompson, M.D., MPH, and Bill Golden, M.D., MACP, were quoted in an April 18 story in the Los Angeles Times about the payment reform in Arkansas, “How a healthcare revolution came to one red state while the Obamacare battle raged on.” William Golden,…



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