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  • Poster presentations and abstracts by COPH faculty, staff and students

    • 12.17.2014
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    Germline genetic variants in ANGPT1 & 2 and FGF2 are associated with pathologic complete response to bevacizumab in breast cancer. Issam Makhoul, Robert Griffin, Stephen Erickson, Ishwori Dhakal, Venay R. Raj, Dorothy A. Graves, Jeannette Y. Lee, Mohammed S. Orloff, Eric R. Siegel, Susan A. Kadlubar. AACR Annual Meeting, April 5-9, San Diego. Ethnic differences […]

  • National expert on plant-based nutrition will speak at UAMS, ADH in January

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    Neal Barnard, MD, a national expert on plant-based nutrition as a therapeutic intervention for diabetes and other chronic diseases, will be in Little Rock for three days in early January. He will speak at UAMS and the Arkansas Department of Health. The events are open to the public. Dr. Barnard is an Adjunct Associate Professor […]

  • Dr. Roberson named fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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    Paula K. Roberson, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics in the College of Medicine (COM) and the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has been elected a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Roberson was the […]

  • Social entrepreneurship – a new tool in the public health toolkit?

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    Can business principles be applied to solving public health problems? That is the question that two leaders in the field of social entrepreneurship came to talk about last week at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. An open discussion around that question was led by Carol Reeves, PhD, and Trish Flanagan, MPS, MBA, […]

  • Fall COPH graduates shine with final MPH project presentations

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    Last week, the nine fall 2014 graduates of the Master in Public Health (MPH) degree program at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health presented their final projects. The projects reflect the diversity of their interests as well as that of public health, a vastly diverse, multi-disciplinary field. Projects integrated at least two public […]

  • Students at APHA annual meeting

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    Several students from the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health attended the 142nd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, which was held Nov. 15-19 in New Orleans. It was the first time attending the huge (10,000+ attendees) meeting for Felisha Crosby, an MPH candidate and a Clinical Team Manager for the UAMS […]

  • 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 […]