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  • Arkansas Prevention Research Center to focus on hypertension with CDC refunding

    • 06.25.2014
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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on May 30 announced that the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences received re-authorization for five years of funding for the Arkansas Prevention Research Center (ARPRC). It is one of 26 academic institutions in 25 states chosen to receive […]

  • Students learn firsthand about experiences of Arkansans now insured through new programs

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    Having affordable health insurance – after having to do without – is a huge relief and will improve health and personal finances: That was the consistent message from a sampling of Arkansans who were participants in a class project this spring by students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman […]

  • Youth introduced to public health lab science careers at UAMS event

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    About 30 middle and high school students from central Arkansas recently spent a Saturday learning about careers in public health – in particular public health lab science. Although most of the kids at the event – billed “Science League, The Heroes of Public Health” – admitted that coming to the event wasn’t their idea, but […]

  • New inter-professional health literacy course offered fall 2014

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    A new course, PBHL 5183 Health Literacy for Health Professions, will be offered through the College of Public Health (COPH) starting this fall. The course will be co-taught by Kristie Hadden, PhD and Nalin Payakachat, BPharm, MSc, PhD. The course is for students from different academic backgrounds and is designed to help them understand the […]

  • About Faculty & Staff

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    New COPH Pre-Awards Grant Administrator now on board Please Welcome Sam G. Smith, who started on June 16 as the College’s Pre-Award Grants Administrator. Mr. Smith has held accounting and financial analysis positions at UAMS in the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and the Cancer Institute during the past 20 years.  He has managed […]

  • Events & Reminders

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    National Research Council awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers Deadlines: August 1 and November 1. The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 – $80,000 per year for […]

  • Letter from the Dean

    • 05.29.2014
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    Greetings! This is a good time to pause and reflect, with the spring semester finished and a new batch of graduates with diploma in hand. For many of us at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, final preparations for our reaccreditation site visit, June 11-13, have made the past few months especially demanding. […]

  • 11TH COPH convocation honors graduates and award recipients

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    On May 17, the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health honored the largest class of graduates in its history at the 11th Convocation and Awards Ceremony at the College, followed by Graduation the same day at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. The event opened with remarks by Stephen Bowman, PhD, MHA, Associate Dean […]

  • Dr. Joseph Bates honored for his contributions to Arkansas health care

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    The Arkansas Medical Society recently chose Joseph Bates, MD as the 2014 recipient of its Asklepion Award for his many contributions to health care in Arkansas over his long and distinguished career. The award was presented at a ceremony on May 3. Dr. Bates is Deputy State Health Officer and Chief Science Officer at the […]

  • Community-campus relationship puts 12th Street Center on solid ground

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    Long before the student-led 12th Street Health and Wellness Center opened in January 2013, the Office of Community-based Public Health (OCBPH) at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) was working quietly behind the scenes to help ensure its success. The vision for the old building near the corner of 12th and Cedar […]