Public Health Matters


May 11, 2017

UAMS Celebrates National Public Health Week

UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) celebrated National Public Health Week April 3-9 by hosting events to promote healthy behaviors. The national theme this year, “Healthiest Nation 2030,” calls on individuals to ensure conditions — such as access to safe, healthy food — in which everyone has the opportunity to be healthy….


April 17, 2017

Arkansas Leads the Way in Controlling Hypertension with Prevention Research Study


November 18, 2016

Dec. 8th @ 4:30 pm, “Living On One Dollar” Public Health Film Series

HOW DO 1.1 BILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD LIVE ON LESS THAN $1 A DAY? Please join the Office of Student Affairs as they host the first film in the Public Health Film Series: LIVING ON ONE DOLLAR 56 DAYS   | 56 DOLLARS  |  HOW DO YOU SURVIVE? Thursday, December 8th COPH 8th Floor Auditorium…


January 27, 2016

Prison is not the Answer to Drug Abuse: Topic of Talk at UAMS

United States drug policies and the need for a public health alternative to punishment and prison for drug offenders was the topic of a talk at UAMS on Jan. 14 by Ernest Drucker, Ph.D., Research Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology…


December 16, 2015

COPH HBHE Faculty is New UAMS Global Health Director

Nickolas Zaller, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the COPH Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, has been named the new Director of the UAMS Office of Global Health. Dr. Zaller will lead ongoing global health activities at UAMS and coordinate with campus academic leaders with global health interests to form a program that serves the…


November 19, 2015

UAMS COPH Presentations and Posters at APHA

Presentations Consolidating local health departments in Ohio: impacts on externally generated revenues John Hoombeek, Ph.D., MPA, Center for Public Policy and Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Kent State University, Kent, OH Michael Morris, Ph.D., MPH, UAMS COPH Department of Health Policy and Management Matthew Stefanak, MPH, Health Commissioner (Retired), Mahoning County District Board…


October 28, 2015

Health Disparities Poster Showcase and Reception at UAMS on Dec. 2

Event Cancelled A poster presentation and reception for health disparities investigators at UAMS and other Arkansas academic and health institutions will be held on the 12th floor of the UAMS Jack T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute on Dec. 2 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The event offers a unique opportunity for health disparities…


September 28, 2015

COPH Class Project on Health Impacts of No Renter Protections

As part of a class service learning project in the 2015 spring semester, students and their instructors at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health explored the relationship of housing conditions to human health and delved into the effects of Arkansas’ lack of law requiring landlords to maintain their properties at a minimum…


July 22, 2015

UAMS Researchers Assess Cancer Risks of Exposures to Low-Dose Chemical Mixtures

Amidst a global cancer epidemic, a task force of 174 scientists from prominent institutions in 28 countries was assembled in 2013 by a non-governmental organization called “Getting to Know Cancer” to investigate longstanding concerns over the linkages between exposures to mixtures of commonly encountered chemicals and the development of cancer. Igor Koturbash, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant…


Tobacco Control – Much Progress Made, Much Work Ahead

National tobacco control expert Stephen Schroeder, M.D., MPH, in June visited the Arkansas Department of Health and spoke at ADH Grand Rounds about policies and programs that have helped bring down the smoking rates since US Surgeon General Luther Terry issued his report in 1964 on the damaging health effects of smoking. At the time,…



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