COPH News


November 6, 2017

UAMS Scientist Takes Lead in National Tobacco Control Publication

Nov. 6, 2017 | It’s hard to quit smoking. Ask anyone who has tried and failed and tried again, sometimes in a seemingly endless cycle. This process of quitting is important for individuals and their personal health, but there are also bigger concerns at stake, specifically how smoking affects our society as a whole. This…


November 1, 2017

Study Says Obesity is Problem in Finding Care After Hospitalization

Nov. 1, 2017 | Transitions in care for obese people who need to be transferred to nursing homes after hospitalization are being overlooked, a study published in the Western Journal of Nursing Research by faculty at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing finds. Elderly, obese patients who have…


October 30, 2017

Dissertation Defense November 27th “Examining the Lived Experiences of Physical Activity Among Women Who Have Survived Intimate Partner Violence”

Monday, November 27, 2017 10: 00 am – 12:00 pm The Health Promotion and Prevention Research Program Presents: Sharon Sanders, MPH, CHES Doctoral Candidate “Examining the Lived Experiences of Physical Activity Among Women Who Have Survived Intimate Partner Violence” Martha M. Phillips, PhD Chair, Doctoral Advisory Committee Brooke E.E. Montgomery, PhD, Chair, Doctoral Advisory Committee


‘Pay for Performance’ Incentives Hurting Mississippi Delta Hospitals

Oct. 30, 2017 | Two Medicare “pay for performance” programs have contributed to declining financial performance by Mississippi Delta hospitals and widening the gap in financial performance between Mississippi Delta hospitals and other hospitals in the nation, according to a study published in Medical Care by UAMS faculty. The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) and the Hospital…


October 24, 2017

Arkansas Prevention Research Center CDC Site Visit Review

In October, we hosted a site visit for what we refer to as the Arkansas Prevention Research Center (ARPRC), which has just finished its eighth year of continuous funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We have another two years of funding in this cycle before we’ll need to compete for continuation…


October 16, 2017

What Is Series: Rural Public Health Practice: Insights into the Practice of Rural Public Health

WHAT IS SERIES Bridging the Health Divide Rural Public Health Practice: Insights into the Practice of Rural Public Health Join us As Craig Molgaard, Ph.D., M.P.H. Director, MPH Program in Rural Public Health Practice Discusses the importance of Rural Public Health Practice and the many opportunities available in the field. Thursday, October 26, 2017 Daniel…


Public Health Grand Rounds October 19th: Double Up Food Bucks Increases Access to Healthy Foods Across Arkansas

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AUDITORIUM October 19, 2017 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Double Up Food Bucks Increases Access to Healthy Foods Across Arkansas Presented By Katrina Betancourt, DHEd, AGM, CPM President Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention


October 2, 2017

Public Health Grand Rounds (October 5th): New methods in molecular microbiology for faster results… The Microbiology Renaissance

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AUDITORIUM October 5, 2017 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Topic: New methods in molecular microbiology for faster results… The Microbiology Renaissance   Presented By Eric Rosenbaum, MD, MPH, FCAP Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences    


September 15, 2017

Faith, Community Leaders Convene to Address Mental Health Disparities

Sept. 15, 2017 | Developing an action plan for emotional wellness was the goal for leaders who gathered Sept. 9 at the FAITH Network Summit held at the Centre at University Park in Little Rock. The FAITH (Faith-Academic Initiatives for Transforming Health) Network is a collaboration between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)…


September 5, 2017

Top 5 Nuggets of Wisdom for Success

If I knew then what I know now: A look back into my undergrad days By: LaTonya Bynum, MPH, CHES You can do whatever you put your mind to. I was the first in my immediate family to graduate from an accredited college. I attended the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and graduated in 2004…



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