COPH News


May 29, 2018

Community Factors Drive Hospital Readmissions in the Delta

May 29, 2018 | Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) call for revision to the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program to reduce unintended consequences that could threaten the health care delivery system in the Mississippi Delta region in a new study published in The American Journal of Managed Care. The program provides financial…


May 23, 2018

Public Health Grand Rounds: Data Mining ER Visits: Profiles, Behavioral Health, Suicide Attempts

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AUDITORIUM May 24, 2018 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Topic: Data Mining ER Visits: Profiles, Behavioral Health, Suicide Attempts Presented By William Golden MD, MACP Professor of Medicine and Public Health University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Medical Director, Arkansas DHS/ Medicaid


May 22, 2018

COPH Graduates 54 at Spring Commencement

Degrees and certificates were awarded to 54 graduates in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health May 19 during a commencement ceremony at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Interim UAMS Chancellor Stephanie Gardner, PharmD., Ed.D., presented the Chancellor’s Award to Joseph H. Bates, M.D., M.S., professor and associate dean for Public Health Practice in…


May 17, 2018

Arkansas FAITH Network Selected for National Public Health Leadership Program

May 17, 2018 | The Arkansas FAITH-Academic Initiatives for Transforming Health (FAITH) Network has been selected to participate in the National Leadership Academy for Public’s Health program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Arkansas FAITH Network is a collaboration of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and faith-based…


May 15, 2018

Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AUDITORIUM May 17, 2018 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Topic: Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas Presented By George Gilbert, Jr., MBA, CEM Director, US Army Pacific


April 25, 2018

Crossing the Quality Chasm: A Regional Programs Perspective

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AUDITORIUM April 26, 2018 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Topic: Crossing the Quality Chasm: A Regional Programs Perspective Presented By Brandie L. Mikesell Director of Clinical Transformation University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


April 23, 2018

Public Health Seminar: Geographic Variation in Home Healthcare Spending: Improved Quality or Inefficiency?

PUBLIC HEALTH SEMINAR GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN HOME HEALTHCARE SPENDING: IMPROVED QUALITY OR INEFFICIENCY? Robert F. Schuldt, MA Health Systems and Services Research Department of Health Policy and Management RAHN 3202 Tuesday, April 24th Noon – 1:00pm You are welcome to bring your lunch!


April 16, 2018

U.S. Surgeon General Emphasizes Partnerships for Health

April 16, 2017 | To be better partners, we must create better relationships, said Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., 20th U.S. surgeon general on April 12 during a visit to UAMS. He spoke about many different health topics such as the opioid crisis, medical marijuana, and access to care, but the overall theme was…


April 11, 2018

Practical Bayesian Computation A Short Course

Instructor: Fang Chen, Ph. D. SAS Institute Friday, April 20, 2018 9:00am—4:30pm COPH 8240 University of Arkansas for Medical Science Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Little Rock, AR Registration Deadline: April 13th $90 CASA Members $100 Non-members $35 Full-time student Lunch is included in Registration Fee To Register: Contact James Selig @ JPSelig@uams.edu


April 4, 2018

COPH Distinguished Lectureship U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams: Better Health through Better Partnerships

COPH Distinguished Lectureship April 12, 2018 12 Noon – 1pm Topic: Better Health through Better Partnerships Presented By Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH 20th US Surgeon General   Sam Walton Auditorium, 10th floor Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute



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