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  • Events and Reminders

    • 09.23.2014
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    NIH LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM. Application Deadline: Nov. 17, 2014 NIH may repay up to $35,000 of qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans. Loan repayment benefits are in addition to the institutional salary one receives for research. Further information about the program available here. SAFE ZONE TRAINING. 1-5 pm, Sept. […]

  • Obesity report finds no improvement for Arkansas, almost no bright spots for other states either

    • 09.22.2014
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    In its latest annual report on obesity, released this month, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has little good news to report. More than two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, although the rate of increase appears to be stabilizing. The average American adult is 24 pounds heavier today than in 1960. According to the […]

  • Exciting Year Ahead for the UAMS Master of Health Administration Program

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    The 2014-15 year for the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is shaping up to be memorable. The cohort of incoming students is one of the largest in the history of the program. In addition, five of the six core faculty are relative newcomers, filling the […]

  • A fond farewell to COPH Registrar Marie Walker

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    Marie Walker, Registrar for the College of Public Health since 2007, will be relocating to UAMS’ new, centralized Office of the Registrar on Sept. 29. Many at the College who for so long depended on Ms. Walker for many things have been bracing for her departure and putting their heads together to figure out how […]

  • Dr. Joseph Bates Honored as ASTHO Public Health Hero

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    Joseph Bates, MD, MS was honored on Sept. 11 at the annual meeting of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) as the 2014 recipient of the ASTHO State Excellence in Public Health Award in recognition of his outstanding service in public health. The award was one of six “public health heroes awards” […]

  • Student and Alumni News

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    COPH alumna takes advocacy leadership position at Arkansas Children’s Hospital Anna Strong, MPH, MPS in August became the Executive Director of Child Advocacy and Public Health for Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH). In the newly created position, Ms. Strong will lead development and implementation of the hospital’s community health initiatives and monitor its progress in community […]

  • Please Welcome

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    James Selig, PhD, MA has joined the Department of Biostatistics at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) as an Associate Professor. His primary appointment will be at the COPH, and he will also hold a secondary appointment in the College of Medicine. An Arkansas native, Dr. Selig said that he was ready […]

  • Public Health Grand Rounds presentations now accessible through ADH website

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    It is now possible to view past Public Health Grand Rounds presentations via the Arkansas Department of Health website main page. The link is found under the Quick Links tab or by going to http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/aboutADH/Pages/GrandRounds.aspx. Currently the archive goes back to March 6, 2013, but plans are to extend the archive as far back as […]

  • About Faculty and Staff

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    Mohammed ElFaramawi, MD, PhD, MPH, MSc has had six manuscripts accepted for publication so far this year. Medwire News reported on one of the articles, “Metabolic syndrome is associated with visit-to-visit systolic blood pressure variability in the U.S. adults,” which was published in Hypertension Research in May. Dr. Faramawi is an Assistant Professor in the […]

  • 2014-15 COPH Public Health Seminar Series Kicks Off: Mark Your Calendars!

    • 08.25.2014
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    A Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) tradition is getting an early start this year on August 26 to accommodate a packed schedule of presentations. A special seminar for faculty and others interested in on-line learning is slated for Sept. 30. The twice-monthly seminar meets from noon to 1 pm. It is generally […]