April 22, 2016

May 2016 Events and Reminders

UAMS COPH Convocation and Commencement May 21

Convocation: 11 am, Doubletree Hotel Grand Ballroom. For an accurate food count for the plated lunch, please see Vanessa Sims in Student Affairs to pick up your tickets. Tickets will be available for pick-up beginning April 25.

Parking at the Doubletree/Statehouse Convention Center is $6 per car for all day parking.

Deadline for ticket pickup and confirming attendance is May 2.

Commencement: 3 pm, Verizon Arena, North Little Rock. You may leave your car parked at the Doubletree and ride the trolley to Verizon. The trolley pickup location is directly across the street from the Doubletree. The drop-off location is less than one block from Verizon. The trolley is $1 for adults and 50¢ for children under 11 and senior citizens.

COPH Public Health Seminar

April 26, 12-1 pm, COPH 3202

Hosted by: Department of Health Behavior and Health Education

Speaker: Taren Swindle, Department of Family Medicine Research and Evaluation

Topic: A Mixed Methods Study of Factors Related to Obesity Prevention Practices in Early Childhood Education

COPH All-College Meeting May 10, 12-1 pm, COPH 8th Floor Auditorium

Arkansas Public Health Association Annual Meeting

May 11-13, Hot Springs Convention Center and Austin Hotel

The theme of this year’s Arkansas Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual educational conference will be “Health Equity: Highest Level of Health for All.”

The conference schedule and registration form are available at www.arkpublichealth.org.

2016 Pacific Health Gathering – Register Now

May 24-26, Fayetteville, Arkansas www.pacifichealthgathering.com

This conference is an opportunity for researchers, health care providers, public health leaders, and community stakeholders who work with Pacific Islander populations in the US, US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI), and abroad to come together to share research, programmatic work, knowledge, and lessons learned. The goal is to build a community of researchers and practitioners in Pacific Islander health to develop and implement strategies to reduce health disparities.

The conference is hosted by the Center for Pacific Islander Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and is funded in part by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

4th Annual Arkansas Community Health Worker Summit

June 6-7, 8:30 am-4:30 pm Embassy Suites, Little Rock

The conference will focus on the role of CHWs in the changing health care environment in Arkansas. CHW training opportunities on second day of conference. http://www.archwa.org.

Community Campus-Partners Conference to Address Health Disparities:
The Power of the Faith Community to Promote Health Equity

June 17, 9:30 am-6 pm, Comfort Inn and Suites, Little Rock

Conference objective: To convene UAMS faculty, staff, and students with community leaders and colleagues throughout Arkansas to promote strategies that enhance the development and sustainability of community-campus partnerships in an effort to eliminate health disparities in Arkansas. Conference registration is FREE, but will be limited to 200 participants.

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 contact Alexa Bessette at (501) 603-1290 or ACBessette@uams.edu.

UAMS Teaching with Technology Symposium: 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.

CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship, in the Atlanta, Georgia Area

A unique and state-of-the-art fellowship opportunity to put science into action is available in the Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS) in the CDC Office of the Director.

The fellowship will emphasize acquiring skill and knowledge for developing and implementing the evaluation of CDC science, research, and investigations particularly with quasi-experimental and experimental designs and logic models where IT is a tool to leverage in this area of work, and the applied, natural environment is the setting for the conduct of empirical and scientific investigations in support of CDC science quality and integrity.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree or higher in the social, natural, physical, or computational Sciences, engineering, or public health.

For more information visit https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/1854. If you have questions, email CDCrpp@orau.org; please include the reference code for this opportunity, CDC-ASTDR-2016-0046, in your email.

14th Annual Disparities in America: Working Toward Social Justice Workshop

University of Houston, Texas/Downtown June 20-25

The goal of the workshop/course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of health disparities, to investigate approaches to enhancing health equity and to provide participants with a broad base of knowledge related to a biopsychosocial approach in addressing health disparities in a minority and the medically underserved populations.

Academic credit is available. For more information, go to www.hdeartconsortium.org and click on the link in the upper right hand corner.