May 25, 2016

June 2016 Events and Reminders

UAMS Teaching Scholars Academy

The UAMS Office of Educational Development, in the Division of Academic Affairs, is pleased to announce that applications are now being received, until August 12, for Teaching Scholars. Faculty from all colleges are encouraged to apply.

For general information about the program, click on this link or contact Stanley Ellis at

The application form can be accessed here.

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.

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 or contact Alexa Bessette at (501) 603-1290 or

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 If you have questions, email; 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 and click on the link in the upper right hand corner.