Students and Alumni News


September 5, 2017

Alumni Profiles

Brian Delavan, MPH, has had a busy year so far. He won first place in the Young Scientist competition at the 2017 MCBios conference in Little Rock, AR. He presented at the 2017 Drug Development and Discovery Colloquium. Additionally, he also has an article published in Trends in Pharmacological Sciences’ October 2017 issue entitled “Lessons Learned from…


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…


COPH Graduates Make Public Health Impact Through Health Literacy

Four UAMS COPH alumna have found their niche with the UAMS Center for Health Literacy. They are part of a highly collaborative team that is dedicated to improving population health by making health information easy to understand. The UAMS CHL mission includes training health professionals and students and conducting health literacy research. The Center also…


July 21, 2017

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,…


June 20, 2017

June 2017 Student News

  Rebecca Pope Raciborski successfully defended her dissertation, Use of the Emergency Department and Time Spent Waiting for Treatment:  A Health Systems Perspective on Care for Individuals with Mental Illness, on April 25. Her committee included J. Mick Tilford, (chair), Carly Eastin, M.D. (COM), Holly Felix, Teresa J. Hudson (COM), and Chenghui Li (COP). Congrats…


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…


COPH Students Participate in UAMS Student Research Day

Seven COPH students participated in the UAMS student research day on April 12. Clare Brown, Melissa Clemens, Laura Ewing, Jing Jin, Adrienne Nevola, Cole Pace and Sun Hee Moon all presented their work to peers and faculty in the I. Dodd Wilson Education Building. The annual campus-wide event gives graduate and professional students, postdocs, and…



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