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  • Events and Reminders

    • 06.16.2015
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    Arkansas Department of Health Grand Rounds ADH Grand Rounds is 8 am-9 am in the ADH Auditorium. Save the Date: UAMS Educators Academy The UAMS Educators Academy will be sponsoring a series of teaching workshops this fall.  The goal of these workshops is to provide foundational knowledge in the areas of Teaching and Learning, Assessment […]

  • New COPH course: Drugs and Society

    • 06.16.2015
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    A new course has been added to the curriculum of the Department of Health Behavior and Education (HBHE) and will taught for the first time this fall. The course was developed by and will be taught by Nickolas Zaller, PhD, Associate Professor for HBHE. The course has been approved for the MPH core, as well […]

  • US Army Veterinarian Speaks on Ebola Virus Response

    • 06.16.2015
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    Better strategies to track every individual exposed to the Ebola virus was what finally brought the epidemic in Sierra Leone under control, according to Laura K. Lester, DVM DACVPM, a  Major with the US Army Veterinary Corps, who this month will conclude a two-year CDC fellowship with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Last October, […]

  • Community Health Workers Make a Positive Impact in Arkansas

    • 06.16.2015
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    Community health worker. In the health care world, it is an increasingly familiar term. The profession in 2009 received formal U.S. Labor Department designation, but in Arkansas well before that, community health workers (CHWs) have been doing a lot of good. In a nutshell, CHWs help Arkansans be healthier and save the state a lot […]

  • Recently Submitted Grants

    • 06.16.2015
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    PI Project Title Funding Agency Project Period Total Funding Gunnar Boysen The role of glutamine-derived glutathione in lung cancer NIH 4/1/2016 to 3/31/2021 $1,862,500 Gunnar Boysen Dietary effects on carcinogen metabolism in genetically diverse mouse models NIH 4/1/2016 to 3/31/2021 $1,700,178 Mohammed Elfaramawi Genes, Blood Pressure Variability and Cardiovascular Diseases NIH 4/1/2016 to 3/31/2019 $447,000 […]

  • Student and Alumni News

    • 06.16.2015
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    Kemmian Johnson, MPH, COPH Class 2015, has been accepted to medical school at UAMS for fall 2015. Mr. Kemmian is a North Little Rock native and the first in his family to attend college. He says that his mother, Stephanie Johnson, who worked for more than 25 years in emergency medicine, was his earliest inspiration […]

  • About Faculty and Staff

    • 06.16.2015
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    Departures — We wish these faculty and staff the best of luck and continued success in their new positions. Loretta Alexander, MHSA, Research Associate in the Master of Health Administration program at the COPH has accepted a position in long-term care administration with Southern Administrative Services effective in July 1. Ms. Alexander earned her MHSA […]

  • COPH HBHE’s LeaVonne Pulley to Retire

    • 06.16.2015
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      LeaVonne Pulley, PhD, Associate Professor in the COPH Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, is retiring at the end of this month. She will be moving to Texas to be near family. Dr. Pulley joined COPH faculty in 2003. A farewell reception for Dr. Pulley will be held at 12:30 pm, June 19, […]

  • UAMS COPH Assists with Cinco de Mayo Health Fair

    • 05.26.2015
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    Free health screenings, food, entertainment and games for children were enjoyed by about 300 people who attended a health fair on May 3 in Little Rock that was a true community collaboration. The event was hosted by St. Edward Catholic Church and was held at Catholic High School for Boys as part of the church’s […]

  • Student and Alumni News

    • 05.26.2015
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    Epidemiology Student Poster Symposium On April 22, students from spring semester epidemiology classes at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health filled the reception area of the 12th floor in the Jack Stephens Spine Center for the “Epidemiology Poster Symposium.” More than 40 students presented posters that summarized their critical reading of an […]