News

  • PHACS: A Data Source You Should be Using

    July 21, 2017

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    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

    July 21, 2017

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    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

    July 21, 2017

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    Jing Jin, MPH, Ph.D. Student 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, Ph.D. student Mofan Gu, MPH, doctoral student in epidemiology, presented findings from…

  • Awards

    July 21, 2017

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    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

    July 21, 2017

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    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,…