ADH Grand Rounds  

Grand Rounds are held each Thursday at 8:00 a.m. in the Arkansas Department of Health auditorium at 4815 W. Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205. 
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Upcoming Presentations 

Date Topic
November 12     Alternative Medicine  | Steven Clark Fincher, MD, FACP, Searcy Medical Center

Past Presentations

Date Topic
November 5 What We Have & What We Need: Perceptions of Diabetes, Diabetes Prevention, & Diabetes Education from Stakeholders across Arkansas  |  Christina Standerfer, PhD  |  University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service
October 15 Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Life Course: Toxic Stress  |  Richard R. Nugent, MD MPH  |  Director Center for the Study of MCH Issues  |  Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health  |  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
October 8 Understanding the Health and Economic Benefits of Complete Streets Policy  |  Leesa Freasier, MEd, CTRS, ATP  |  Healthy Community Domain Lead  |  Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Branch  |  Arkansas Department of Health  |  Andrea Ridgway, MS, RD, LD, CDE  |  Hometown Health Improvement Branch Chief  |  Arkansas Department of Health
October 1

Career Development in Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties  |  James Marsh, MD  |  Nolan Professor and Chair  |  Department of Internal Medicine |  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

September 24 Opiate Use/Misuse/Abuse in Women  |  Zachary N. Stowe, MD  |  Medical Director, Women’s Mental Health Program  |  Professor in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
September 17 Environmental Chemistry Fun with Dr. Oz  |  Jeffery Moran, PhD  |  Branch Chief, Environmental Chemistry  |  Arkansas Public Health Laboratory  |  Arkansas Department of Health
August 27 Sleep 101: Your Guide To Better Health and Safety | Austin Porter, MPH, DrPH(c) | Trauma Registry Administrator | Arkansas Department of Health
August 20 Growing a Healthy Searcy County  |  Libby Steftar  |  Searcy County Health Unit Administrator  |  Marie Morgan  |  Community Volunteer Summer Feeding Program Sub-Committee Chair  |  Christopher Holder  |  Searcy County DHS Administrator  |  Jeff Quick  |  Executive Director of the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas
August 6 The United States Supreme Court and Public Health: 110 Years after Jacobson  |  Kevin W. Ryan JD, MA  |  Associate Professor  |  Co-Director DrPH Program  |  Associate Dean for Professional Programs  |  Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health  |  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences  |  Rick D Hogan, JD, MPH  |  General Counsel  |  Arkansas Department of Health  |  Arkansas Board of Health
July 30 “LARC Ready Now” Introducing Contraceptive implants (Nexplanon) to ADH Clinics.  |  Carl Michael (Mike) Riddell, MD  |  Chief Physician Specialist  |  Women’s Health Section  |  Arkansas Department of Health
July 23 Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Evolution of Health and Disease in Arkansas in the Last Two Hundred Years  |  Sam Taggart, MD  |   Family Practice Physician  |   Author, Public Speaker  |  Hot Springs, Arkansas
July 16

Drinking Water Health Risks:  Current Focus and Understanding  |  Jeff Stone, PE  |  Director, Engineering Section  |  Arkansas Department of Health       

July 9 Oral Health and the Arkansas Mission of Mercy — Healing the Underserved  |  Terry Fiddler, D.D.S., FACD  |  General and Family Dentistry Practice  |  Executive Director Arkansas Mission of Mercy  |  Conway, Arkansas
June 25

Understanding the Potential Implications of Microbiome Disruption on Public Health  |  Lawrence Clifford McDonald, MD , M.D.. F.A.C.P., F.S.H.E.A.  |  Senior Advisor for Science and Integrity  |  Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion  |  National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases  |  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  |  Atlanta, GA

June 18 Tuberculosis: Global, US and Arkansas  |  Naveen Patil, MD
June 11 Update on Tobacco Control: Vulnerable Populations and New Concerns  |  Steven A. Schroeder, MD  |  Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care  |  Division of General Internal Medicine  |  Department of Medicine  |  University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
June 4 Public Health from a Payer’s Prospective  |  Victor F. Snyder, MD  |  Corporate Medical Director  |  Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
May 28 The Bridge Between Health System Transformation and Public Health  |  Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH  |  Director, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement  |  Alicia Berekemeyer  |  VP, Primary Care and Pharmacy  Programs  |  Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
May 21

Obesity in Arkansas: Current Status and What Arkansas Should do to Improve  |  Joseph H. Bates, MD, MS  |  Deputy State Health Officer  |  Arkansas Department of Health

May 7 From the Archives of Arkansas Medical History  |  Ray Hanley  |  President & CEO  |  Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
April 30 The Story of An Unwanted Kiss and a Broken Heart - Chagas Disease in Arkansas  |  Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH  |  State Public Health Veterinarian  |  Arkansas Department of Health  |  Dirk Haselow, MD, PhD  |  State Epidemiologist  |  Arkansas Department of Health
April 23 The Missing Link: Interpreter Certification and Patient Safety  |  Eduardo R. Ochoa, Jr, MD, FAAP  |  Associate Professor, Section Chief Community Pediatrics  |  UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital
April 16 Building Stronger Families and Brighter Futures in Arkansas Through Home Visiting  |  Jennifer Medley, MA  |  Section Chief for Administration, Family Health Branch  |  Grants Coordinator, Arkansas Home Visiting Network Project  |  Arkansas Department of Health
April 9 Childhood Immunizations in Arkansas: The Only Way Forward is Up  |  Jennifer Dillaha, MD  |  Medical Director for Immunizations  |  Medical Advisor for Health Literacy and Communication  |  Arkansas Department of Health
April 2 Addressing Childhood Obesity Prevention in Schools: Farm to School  |  Emily English, MPS, MPH  |  Childhood Obesity Prevention Research Program  |  Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute
March 26 Something Doesn’t Smell Right  |  William Mason, MD, MPH  |  Branch Chief  |  Preparedness and Emergency Response  |  Associate Director for Science  |  Center for Health Protection  |  Arkansas Department of Health  |  Alissa Kannan, MD  |  Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  |  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
March 12 Growing Healthy Communities - Hot Springs  |  Jean Wallace Parks & Trails, City of Hot Springs  |  Dave Reagan, Justice of the Peace District #01  |  Elaine Nesmith, President, 4Sight Development, LLC
February 19 Community Team-Based Care for Hypertension Management  |  Appathurai Balamurugan, MD, MPH  |  Medical Director  |  Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Branch  |  Associate Director  |  Center for Health Advancement  |  Arkansas Department of Health
February 12 Sugar Consumption and Health Effects | Lindy Bollen, Jr. DDS | Director, Office of Oral Health | Arkansas Department of Health

February 5

Emerging Respiratory Diseases, It is More Than Just an ILI  |  Haytham Safi, MD MPH  | Senior Epidemiologist for Communicable Disease and Immunization  |  State Influenza Coordinator  |  Arkansas Department of Health

January 29 2014 Ebola Outbreak and Sierra Leone Response | Laura K. Lester, DVM, Dipl. ACVPM | Major, US Army Veterinary Corps | Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer | Centers for Disease Control & Prevention | Arkansas Department of Health
January 22 Threats to the Public’s Health: Legal and Ethical Considerations of Quarantine (and other public health tools) | D. Micah Hester, PhD | Chief, Division of Medical Humanities (UAMS) | Clinical Ethicist (ACH) | Kevin W. Ryan JD, MA | Associate Professor | Co-Director DrPH Program | Associate Dean for Professional Programs | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
January 15 Adversity in Early Life Changes: Brain Structure & Function Resulting in Lifelong Poor Health | Alan Mease, MD, COL/USA(Ret) | Medical Director of Child & Adolescent Health | Center for Health Advancement | Arkansas Department of Health
January 8

A Nutritional Intervention for Type 2 Diabetes  |  Neal D. Barnard, MD |  Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine  |  George Washington University School of Medicine  |  President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

November 20 Bridging the Way to Healthier Cities  |  Judge Buddy Villines  |  Pulaski County Judge
October 16 The Case for Targeted Tuberculosis Screening of Arkansans in Birth Cohort before 1950:  A Remote Contact Investigation  |  Leonard Mukasa, MS, MPH, PhD  |  Chief Epidemiology Officer  |  Tuberculosis Control Program  |  Arkansas Department of Health
October 9 Transformational Challenges: Progress and Future of Population Health | William Golden, MD MACP | Medical Director, Arkansas Medicaid | UAMS Professor of Medicine and Public Health
October 2 What About Suicide? | John W. Senner, PhD | Director of Center For Public Health Practice | Arkansas Department of Health
September 25 Influenza Update: 2014-15 Season and Emerging Influenza Threats | Daniel B. Jernigan, MD MPH, Deputy Director of Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control
September 11 HPV:  Enough Should Be Enough | J. Gary Wheeler, MD, MPS, Branch Chief of Infectious Disease, Medical Director, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program, Arkansas Department of Health
September 4 The Pharmacological Basis of Nicotine Addiction | Victor DeNoble, MS, PhD, Vice President, Hissho Incorporated, Scientific and Medical Communications
August 28 Ebola and Other Public Health Nightmares | Nathaniel Smith, MD, MPH, Director and State Health Officer, Arkansas Department of Health
August 21 Newborn Screening: 50 Years of Public Health Success | Patricia Scott, DNP, RN, PNP-BC, NCSN, Director, School Health, Nurse Specialist, Child and Adolescent Health, Arkansas Department of Health
August 14

Infection Control In Health Care Settings | Jeffery Levin, MD, MSPH, Senior Vice President for Clinical and Academic Affairs, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

August 7

Tobacco Use among Patients with Mental Health Disorders | Marc L. Steinberg, PhD, Assistant Professor, Associate Director, Addiction Psychiatry, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

August 7 Infectious Disease and Breastfeeding | Thomas Hale, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean of Research, Texas Tech University School of Medicine
July 31 A Sexual Health Framework for STD/HIV Management and Prevention | Edward Watson Hook, III, MD, Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
July 24 Arkansas Innovations in Health System Transformation | Joe Thompson, MD, MPH, Arkansas Surgeon General
July 17 Practice Transformation within the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative | Pete M. Atkinson, MHA, Administrator, SAMA Healthcare Services
June 19 Designer Drugs and Their Impact on Families | Jeffery Moran, PhD, Branch Chief Environmental Chemistry, Arkansas Public Health Laboratory, Arkansas Department of Health
June 5 The Control of Pertussis: Successful Collaboration Between Clinicians, Schools, and Public Health Practitioners | Dirk Haselow, MD, PhD, MS, State Epidemiologist and Medical Director for Communicable Disease, Arkansas Department of Health, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
May 29 One Health: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Collaborations in Arkansas | Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH, State Public Health Veterinarian, Arkansas Department of Health
May 22 Public Health and Viral Hepatitis | Naveen Patil, MD, MHSA, MA, Medical Director STI / HIV / Hepatitis C / TB Programs, Arkansas Department of Health
May 15 Farm to School: Building Community Food System Capacity in Arkansas | Amanda Philyaw Perez, MPH, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, Public Policy Center
May 1
Public Health, Free Speech and the Constitution | Kevin W. Ryan JD, MA, Associate Professor, Co-Director DrPH Program, Associate Dean for Professional Programs, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
April 24 Evidence Based Public Health: Using Data to Help Drive Decisions | Austin Porter, MPH, Trauma Registry Manager, Arkansas Department of Health
April 17 Public Health Aspects of Wastewater Reuse | Jeff Stone, PE, Director, Engineering Section, Arkansas Department of Health
April 10 Science and Public Health: Where the Twain Shall Meet? Namvar Zohoori, MD, MPH, PhD, Director - Center for Health Advancement, Director - Chronic Disease, Arkansas Department of Health
April 3 Health Care in Arkansas: As Seen and Chronicled in Picture Postcards in the Early 20th Century | Ray Hanley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
March 27 The Role of Law in a Systems Approach to Tobacco Prevention and Control  |   Jennifer K. Ibrahim, MPH, MA, PhD  |  MPH Program Director – Department of Public Health  |  College of Public Health Professions & Social Work  |  Temple University
March 13 Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention  |  Melissa Coleman, MD  |  Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine  |  Keck School of Medicine  |  University of Southern California
March 20 At the Intersection of Disability and Public Health:  The Scope of the Issue and Practical Advice  |  Vanessa Nehus, JD  |  Principal Investigator  |  Arkansas Disability and Health Program  |  University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
March 6 Bio-surveillance: Its Potential Impact on Public Health and the Public's Health | Micheal Knox, MS, MPH, Public Health Administrator, Office of Administration, Arkansas Department of Health
February 6 Hunger, Food Security and Other Household Insecurities: Implications for Child Health and Development  |  Eduardo R. Ochoa, Jr., MD, FAAP  |  Associate Professor with Tenure Department of Pediatrics  |  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences  |  Patrick H. Casey, MD  |  Harvey & Bernice Jones Professor of Developmental Pediatrics  |  Vice Chairman for Faculty Affairs  |  Department of Pediatrics  |  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
January 30 The Public Health Consequences of Increasing Longevity: Has the Time Come to Take on Time Itself? | Joseph H. Bates, MD, MS | Deputy State Health Officer | Chief Science Officer | Arkansas Department of Health
January 23

The Problem of Low Health Literacy Among Older Adults  |  Michael Villaire, MSLM  |  Chief Executive Officer  |  Institute for Healthcare Advancement

May 16

Tick Borne Diseases in Arkansas  |  Naveen Patil, MD  |  Section Chief and State TB Control Officer  |  Medical Director, HIV/STD & Hepatitis Program  |  Arkansas Department of Health