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  • Dean Raczynski and Dr. Phillips pledge $1 million to establish endowed chair

    • 11.21.2014
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    Jim Raczynski, Ph.D., Dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, and his wife, Martha Phillips, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Epidemiology, have pledged a planned estate gift of $1 million to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to establish the Raczynski Phillips Bruce Chair in Social Determinants of Health. Dr. Raczynski […]

  • Events and Reminders

    • 11.20.2014
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    Biostatistics Journal Club. 12-1 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 2, COPH 2280. James Selig, Associate Professor, COPH Dept. of Biostatistics: “Exploring, Describing and Testing Statistical Interactions.” Public Health Seminar. 12-1 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 9, COPH 3202. Carol Reeves, Associate Vice-Provost for Entrepreneurship, UA Fayetteville: “Social Entrepreneurship and Its Applicability to Public Health.”

  • Study by EOH faculty and MPH student yields new understanding of local air pollution

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    A faculty member in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a student in the COPH’s Master’s in Public Health program, presented findings of a new study on air pollution in Little Rock at the […]

  • Office of Community-Based Public Health hosts community partnership conference

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    More than fifty people gathered at the Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center on Oct. 28 to learn about opportunities for community-academic research partnerships, network, and be inspired by others who are working hard to create and maintain healthy communities. This gathering, the Community-Academic Partnerships Mini Conference, was hosted by the Office of Community-Based Public Health […]

  • About Faculty and Staff

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    Kenya L. Eddings, MPH, Research Associate for the COPH Center for the Study of Obesity, was recently elected to the Arkansas Food Bank Board. Ms. Eddings has an undergraduate degree from Tuskegee University, in Tuskegee, Ala., and a master’s degree in public health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New […]

  • Student and Alumni News

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    Four students in the COPH PhD program, Health Promotion and Prevention, along with COPH alumna and Assistant Professor Brooke Montgomery, PhD, attended the 2014 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, which was held in Atlanta on the last four days of October. The annual conference, sponsored by The Compact for Faculty Diversity, is the largest national […]

  • Please Welcome

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    Kimberly Harris, PhD, MS, joined COPH Oct. 22 as Project Manager for two projects, FAITH in the Delta and The WORD. Karen Yeary, PhD, Associate Professor in the COPH Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, is the principal investigator for both projects. Dr. Harris has experience in childhood obesity research and prevention and community-based, […]

  • EOH faculty awarded $1.26 million contract from FDA

    • 10.24.2014
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    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently awarded the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences a $1.26 million, three-year contract to study new approaches to testing drug safety. Alison Harrill, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, is lead investigator of […]

  • HPM Chair and PhD program alumni team up to talk about racial health disparities

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    In September, J. Mick Tilford, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, and Michael Preston, PhD, from the UAMS Cancer Control Outreach Center and a recent graduate of the PhD program in Health Systems and Services Research at UAMS, […]

  • Events and Reminders

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    Oct. 28. All-College Meeting. 12 noon-1 pm. COPH 8240 (8th Floor Auditorium). Oct. 29. Farewell Party for Lydia McDonald. 1 pm-3 pm. COPH Room 2280. Oct. 30. A Celebration of Women in Research Poster Showcase.  4:30 pm-6:30 pm. Jack T. Stephens Spine Institute, 12th Floor.  Celebration of 25th Anniversary of the UAMS Women’s Faculty Development […]