October 30, 2018

Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AUDITORIUM November 1, 2018 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Topic: Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water PRESENTED BY: Jeff Stone, P.E. Director, Engineering Section Arkansas Department of Health How to connect to Grand Rounds via computer Go to this url:  http://adh.adobeconnect.com/gr. Choose Enter as a Guest. In the Name space,…

Basic Grant Writing Workshop for faculty, post-docs, residents and fellows

Introductory Grant-Writing Series Four sessions in November with successful UAMS grant writers! For: Faculty, post-docs, residents, and fellows 12:00—1:00 pm UAMS Campus: RAHN 8240 auditorium NW Campus: PT Conference Room Review of successful grant to include: Defining the idea (literature search & hypothesis development) Goal and specific aim setting Methods (collaborative process to address methodology) Statistics…

October 24, 2018

Biostatistics Journal Club: Evaluating the Bias of Two-Stage Instrumental Variable Models in Cancer Research

Presented by: Fei Wan, PhD. Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 12:00 – 1:00pm. RAHN G230 Abstract Observational studies are commonly used by cancer researchers to evaluate the relative effectiveness of different treatment options. However, confounding due to unmeasured or unknown variables can pose a serious issue when estimating treatment effects using observational data. To address this…

October 23, 2018

From Zika to Cancer: The State of Birth Defects in Arkansas

PUBLIC HEALTH SEMINAR FROM ZIKA TO CANCER: THE STATE OF BIRTH DEFECTS IN ARKANSAS Wendy N. Nembhard, PhD, MPH, FACE Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology Director, Arkansas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention RAHN 3202 Tuesday, October 23 Noon – 1:00pm You are welcome to bring your lunch!

October 10, 2018

2018 Health Care Policy and the Law Symposium

Registration is now open for the Health Care Policy and the Law Symposium scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16, at the UA Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law. http://ualr.edu/law/hclpsym/ Registration is $20, and online payments are accepted. The registration link can be found on the website. This year’s topic is “The Future of Health…

October 9, 2018

Heaven’s Loft: MHA Philanthropic Event

This semester, the MHA Student Association will be collecting items to donate to Heaven’s Loft.  Heaven’s Loft is an incentive program that encourages low-income expectant mothers and parents of young children to receive prenatal care, well-baby care, immunizations and education. Parents are awarded vouchers from various healthcare providers and health agencies in the community when…

October 8, 2018

Fellowship Opportunity: Health & Disability Fellowship

NACCHO is currently recruiting for the Health and Disability Fellowship program. This fellowship is an invaluable workforce development opportunity for graduate-level students interested in getting hands-on experience in the public health disability field. Applications are now open for two graduate-level students to join the program’s 2018-2019 cohort. This fellowship can create a profound impact on…

October 1, 2018

Preliminary Results of a Weight Loss and Maintenance Trial for Rural, African American Communities of Faith: The WORD

Public Health Seminar Preliminary Results of a weight loss and maintenance trial for rural, African American communities of faith: The WORD Karen Yeary, PhD, Professor Department of Health Behavior and Health Education RAHN 3202 Tuesday, October 9 Noon – 1:00pm You are welcome to bring your lunch!

UAMS Day of Giving is Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

At the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, we strive to protect the health of people and communities where they live, learn, work and play because it is what is best for everyone, not just the individual. Our focus is to encourage healthy lifestyles, prevent morbidity and mortality and determine the best methods to…