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  • 2014-15 COPH Public Health Seminar Series Kicks Off: Mark Your Calendars!

    • 08.25.2014
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    A Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) tradition is getting an early start this year on August 26 to accommodate a packed schedule of presentations. A special seminar for faculty and others interested in on-line learning is slated for Sept. 30. The twice-monthly seminar meets from noon to 1 pm. It is generally […]

  • COPH Hires First Director of Development

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    Lisa Jones Black joined UAMS on July 28 as Director of Major Gifts for the campus and as the Director of Development for the College of Public Health. Her time will be split evenly between these two major areas of responsibility. Ms. Black will focus on identifying philanthropic opportunities for COPH, as well as those […]

  • Two-day Event Orients New COPH Students

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    The 2014-15 academic year at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) commenced with an orientation for incoming students – a packed two-day event during which they were welcomed by UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, MD, and COPH Founding Dean James Raczynski, PhD.  The orientation […]

  • August 2014: Please Welcome New COPH Faculty and Staff

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    Camille Hart, MPH, has joined the staff of the UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) and the COPH Office of Community-based Public Health (OCBPH) as Lay Community Program Manager. Ms. Hart, who earned her MPH from Tulane, says she is happy to be returning to her home state. Before attending graduate school, Ms. Hart worked for […]

  • August 2014 About Faculty and Staff

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    Professor Marie-Cecile Chalbot, PhD, Instructor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH), is first author on a new publication in the July 2014 issue of the open access journal International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health entitled “Trends of non-accidental, cardiovascular, stroke and lung cancer mortality in Arkansas are associated with ambient […]

  • August 2014 Student and Alumni News

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    Jimmy Parks, RN, MS, DrPH, successfully defended his DrPH capstone, “The Role of a Patient-Centered Advisory Council in Defining Healthcare Quality: A Case Study,” on August 6. Dr. Parks is currently seeking employment – ideally two or three related part-time jobs, rather than one full-time one, in the Little Rock area. He stays busy volunteering […]

  • Events and Reminders

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    TUESDAY AUG 26. COPH Public Health Seminar. The first seminar of the 2014-15 academic year begins with introductions by the Dean’s Office and the Department of Health Policy and Management. 12 noon-1 pm, COPH 3202. THURSDAY AUG 28: Arkansas Innovations in Health System Transformation: Opportunities and Challenges for Obesity Prevention. Joe Thompson, MD, Surgeon General for […]

  • Volunteers Needed to Pack Meals for Hungry Arkansans!

    • 07.23.2014
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    We need your help! The Alliance needs 400 volunteers to participate in a meal packaging event on Sunday, July 27th at the Statehouse Convention Center. The Southern Legislative Conference (SLC), with legislators from 13 states, is meeting in Little Rock, July 26-30. Each year at its conference, the SLC sponsors the SLC/Mark Norris Campaign Against […]

  • Tobacco Interventions for Patients

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    In order to encourage increased chronic disease healthcare provider usage of tobacco interventions for patients, the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program through its Systems Training and Outreach Program (STOP) in collaboration with Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Branch, has launched an interactive online training known as: “Tobacco Use Intervention Strategies for Patients with Chronic Disease”. […]

  • July 2014 COPH Please Welcome

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    Tammy DeMaio joined the staff of the Department of Health Policy and Management as Executive Assistant for Mick Tilford on July 14. Ms. DeMaio has 4 ½ years’ experience at the Mental Health Council of Arkansas, where she served as Executive Assistant/Conference Coordinator; and five years’ experience as Director/Coordinator for an Arkansas Better Chance preschool. DeMaio […]