The Public Health Writing Studio will boost the professional writing skills of public health students and faculty.
COPH is nationally known for developing practitioners or researchers with exceptional professional writing skills.
Dr. Amanda L. Golbeck
Public Health Writing Workshop
Graduate studies require the ability to write and reason in order to be successful in course assignments. Writing well is also an essential skill in the workplace. To help promote success, all students who enter the College of Public Health will be required to complete a Writing and Reasoning Skills Assessment at the beginning of their first semester. The Assessment will identify strengths and weaknesses and highlight opportunities for improvement. Students who do not meet a predetermined score will be required to complete an online Public Health Writing Workshop course. This course will address the fundamentals of good writing, writing with scholarly sources, revision strategies, and other topics in the interest of improving student writing skills. (all entering COPH students; 3-4 hours per week for 12 weeks; Public Health Writing Milestone; online)
Public Health Writing Advisors
Mr. Chris Fettes
Advisors are available for students who would like a consultation in the following writing genres
Discussion board writing
Public Health (science writing)
Public Health Storytelling
Social Media Writing
Student Success Writing Support
This support is for continuing public health students who wish to have a writing consultation in relation to a specific class project.
“The Writing and Presentation Center in the Student Success Center helps students improve the way they communicate what they have learned… The Writing Center is a free service for students working on any writing project, from an academic essay to curriculum vitae (CV). If your project involves writing, we are here to help.”
Student Success Career Support
This support is for students who wish to improve their resumes, applications for fellowships and employment, personal statements, and the like. Dr. Musser is available to meet with students or faculty to provide academic support and to direct to additional resources.
“The mission of the Student Success Center is to provide academic support to all UAMS students. We partner with students to identify learning needs and find solutions. The resources, services, and tools offered foster independence and lead to student success.”
Doctoral Student Writing Lab
Please join the doctoral writing lab for an opportunity to better your writing skills. This lab will provide opportunities for peer-review, faculty advice, and dedicated quiet time for your writing needs. This 3-hour lab will meet weekly with the first half of lab dedicated to peer-review or faculty seminars on writing. The second half of lab will be dedicated quiet time to allow doctoral students a place to write without other distractions. This is a perfect environment to work on school assignments, academic articles, and dissertations. This lab will work closely with the offerings of the Public Health Writing Studio to boost the professional writing skills of the doctoral public health students at UAMS. The Public Health Writing Studio provides students with writing workshops, support, and advisors to improve their writing skills.
Scholarly Writing Retreat
Dr. Keneshia Bryant-Moore
The Scholarly Writing Retreat aims to provide a supportive, distraction-free environment that will enhance the writing skills and dissemination of research findings and other scholarly work. Prior to the retreat, each participant will be required to develop goals that they submit in writing on a form. This will include which manuscripts or grants they plan to work on during the retreat and gathering of necessary supporting documents and resources. By the end of the retreat, the goal is for each participant to have at least one complete, edited paper ready for submission to a scholarly journal or grant application. The retreats will take place at a retreat center close to Little Rock. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation (or carpool) and room costs (including meals). The retreat is open to doctoral students, post-docs, alumni, and faculty.