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  • Arkansas Public Health Week to Kick off April 7 with Talk by Public Health Historian

    • 03.21.2014
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    A talk by Sam Taggart, MD, author of the recently published book, The Public’s Health: a Narrative History of Health and Disease in Arkansas, will kick off Arkansas Public Health Week, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The event will be noon-1 pm, Monday, April 7 in the 8th Floor Auditorium in the […]

  • Talk Calls for Health Risk Assessment of Engineered Nanoparticles

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    An enlightening talk March 11 at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences shed light on an emerging public health concern most in the field don’t consider – engineered nanoparticles (EPNs). Philip Demokritou, PhD, associate professor and director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology […]

  • MHSA Student Team Represents UAMS Well at National Competition

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    It has been four years since the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences fielded a team at the National Healthcare Case Competition sponsored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, but the performance of three Master’s in Health Services Administration (MHSA) students representing the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) drew praise […]

  • Connecting Faith and Health in the Mississippi Delta

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    Family, food and faith: three almost inseparable aspects of life in the rural South that intersect with the pillars of community – the local churches. So why not utilize their influence to improve health and wellbeing? That is the question public health researcher Karen Yeary, PhD, asked herself some years ago as she searched for […]

  • About Students and Alumni

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      Chelsea Drennan, MPH, first-year student in the PhD in Epidemiology program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, had a letter to the editor published in the Dec 18, 2013 edition of the British Medical Journal. It was in response to the study, “Association between cardiovascular events and sodium-containing effervescent, dispersible, and soluble […]

  • Reminders

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    ASPPH-NIH Faculty Survey. DEADLINE: Monday, April 7. Link is available here. Faculty with expertise in prevention research are invited to complete a brief survey. ASPPH is working with National Institutes of Health to enhance the quality of NIH prevention research. The purpose of the survey is to identify individuals with appropriate methodological and content expertise […]

  • Events

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    Tuesday, April 1, noon-1 pm, COPH 3204. Epi Dept. Journal Club. John Ukadike will lead a discussion of the article  “Association of Nut Consumption with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality,” by Ying Bao et al., N Engl J Med 2013;369:2001-11. Monday, April 7, noon-1 pm, 8th floor auditorium, COPH. 2014 Lecture in the History of the Health […]

  • Funding Opportunities

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    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Grand Challenges grants. Proposal DEADLINE May 6. Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions, is now accepting grant proposals for its latest application round. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government […]

  • Event Brings Together MHSA Alumni

    • 02.26.2014
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    Attendees of the annual luncheon of the Master’s in Health Services Administration Alumni Association on Feb. 7 at UAMS enjoyed a keynote address by Chancellor Dan Rahn, following opening remarks by MHSA Alumni Association President Jake Stover, MHSA; College of Public Health Dean James Raczynski, PhD; and COPH Advisory Board Vice Chair Ruth Shepherd. Better […]

  • Class Project Connects Students with Medicaid Expansion Enrollees

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    Students enrolled in a course on racial and ethnic health disparities this semester at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) are getting the opportunity to hear firsthand the stories of Arkansans who recently obtained health insurance through the new health insurance marketplace or the Medicaid-funded private option. For the class’s service learning […]