February 26, 2016

March 2016 Events and Reminders

Biostatistics Journal Club 12 noon-1 pm, March 1 COPH 2280

Topic: “Sensitivity Analysis in Observational Studies: an Example in a Study Examining the Association between SUD Quality Indicators and Mortality Using VHA Data”

Speaker: Song Ounpraseuth, Ph.D.

Public Health Seminar

March 8, 12 noon-1pm, COPH 3202

Hosted by: Department of Health Policy & Management

March 22: Canceled for Spring Break

Arkansas Public Health Association Annual Meeting

The Arkansas Public Health Association’s 68th annual educational conference will be held May 11-13 at the Hot Springs Convention Center and Austin Hotel. “Health Equity: Highest Level of Health for All” is the conference theme. Former US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, M.D., will be the keynote speaker.

The association will be accepting abstracts for poster presentations until March 15 on topics related to public health in Arkansas. All faculty and students are invited to submit an abstract.

A $1,000 scholarship is being offered by the organization for a student enrolled or planning to be enrolled in a public health program. The deadline is March 16.

The conference registration form, poster abstract submission guidelines, and the scholarship application form are available at www.arkpublichealth.org.

Arkansas Department of Health Grand Rounds March 2016

8-9 am, Arkansas Department of Health Auditorium

March 3: Appathurai Balamurugan, M.D., Medical Director, Chronic Disease Branch
Associate Director, Science for the Center of Health Advancement
Topic: “Found Too Late: Colorectal Cancer in Arkansas”

March 10: Sue Weinstein, DVM, State Public Health Veterinarian
Topic: “Zika: What Clinicians Need to Know”

March 17: Bryan Mader, MPH, DrPH Candidate
Topic: “The Obesogenic Environment: Current Status, Contributors, and Avenues for Intervention”

March 24: Kristi Bennett, Public Information Officer, Services Division, Texarkana Arkansas Police Department; Sarah Powell, LSW, Rural Health Specialist, ADH
Topic: “Texarkana Arkansas Police Department PRIDE Program”

March 31: William Mason, M.D., Associate Director of Science, ADH Center for Health Protection, Branch Chief, Preparedness; Donald Woodyard, Jr. AAS, BGS, MAML, NRP, Director of the Bureau of EMS, State of Louisiana, Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals
Topic: “Public Health Practice in a Camp of Internally Displaced Persons”

UAMS Student Research Day April 13, I. Dodd Wilson Education Building

This campus-wide event highlights student research with poster sessions, research awards, and the McGehee Lectureship Keynote speaker. The event provides an opportunity for faculty, students, and research advisors to interact with student investigators. These interactions often lead to interdisciplinary research.

Graduate and professional students, residents, and post-docs from all colleges may submit a poster abstract for the event.

Abstract deadline: March 24. Online abstract submission is now open at http://research.uams.edu/students/research-day/register/

For more information, call or email Linda D. Williams, 686-7418.

Arkansas Cancer Summit XVI March 29, Benton Event Center, Benton, AR
Navigating the Cancer Continuum: Prevention to Survivorship

The Arkansas Cancer Summit is an annual event hosted by the Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) to showcase the recent progress that coalition partners have made towards meeting the goals and objectives of the state’s comprehensive cancer plan.


ACC will award a limited number of scholarships to the Summit, on a first-come, first-serve basis. To apply, visit http://www.arcancersummit.org/register/scholarship-application?form_id=3.

To view the agenda and register, go to www.arcancersummit.org. The early bird registration fee of $75 applies until Feb. 29.

UAMS Teaching with Technology Committee: Call for Proposals

Proposals are being accepted for posters, presentations and workshops for the 2016 UAMS Teaching with Technology Symposium, which will be held July 21-22.

Educators and trainers are invited to share their experiences using educational technology to improve learner engagement. Presenters will receive complimentary registration to the Symposium.

DEADLINE: May 13. Submit to www.twtsymposium.com. Presenters will be notified by June 6.

For more information, contact Kathy Boyle, MEd, MS, RRT, at kmboyle@uams.edu.

Community-Campus Partnership Conference to Address Health Disparities:
The Power of the Faith Community to Promote Health Equity SAVE THE DATE

JUNE 17 Comfort Inn and Suites, Little Rock Registration begins in mid-February

Target audience: faith leaders, health ministries, educators, researchers and health care providers. Keynote speaker: Acacia Bamberg Salatti, Director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, US Dept. of Health and Human Services. For more information, visit http://nursing.uams.edu or call Alexa Bessette at (501) 603-1290.

NIH Funding Opportunity: Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes

DEADLINES: Letter of intent – March 25, 2016; application – April 15, 2016
Understanding the effects of environmental exposures on child health and development remains a priority for the National Institutes of Health. To advance knowledge in this area, NIH has launched a new seven-year initiative called the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program. ECHO is designed to leverage investments made in extant programs to support multiple synergistic, longitudinal studies that represent a broad range of environmental exposures (e.g., physical, chemical, biological, behavioral, social). Informational webinars will be on Jan. 14 and Feb. 1, 2016. Additional information can be found on the ECHO website (http://www.nih.gov/ECHO).