Healthy Communities

ADH Grand Rounds

Public Health Grand Rounds is presented each Thursday at 8 a.m. (Central Standard Time) in the Arkansas Department of Health's Dr. Joseph H. Bates Professional Education Auditorium at 4815 W. Markham Street, Little Rock, AR  72205.

Public Health Grand Rounds is jointly sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Health, the Fay Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI).

Grand Rounds can be viewed from the internet by following the link https://adh.adobeconnect.com/gr.

CME Credit: You can obtain the transcript at http://ce.uams.edu/.

 

Upcoming Presentations

Date Presenter Topic
October 18

John Kind, PhD, CIH, CSP
Principal Toxicologist
Senior Vice President, Health Sciences
CTEH, LLC

The St. Louis para-Nitro Aniline Release:
How a single exposure event led to the closure of five major metropolitan emergency rooms

Past Presentations

Date

Topic

September 27 Science, Practice, and Partnerships: Innovative Systems Alignment Strategies for Achieving Health Equity | Renee Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD |Associate Professor | Boston University School of Medicine | Boston Medical Center
September 20 Prevention of Firearm-Related Injury | Mary Aitken, MD, MPH | Professor of Pediatrics | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Section Chief, Center for Applied Research and Evaluation | Director, Injury Prevention Center | Arkansas Children’s Hospital
September 13 Meeting People Where They Are: Assessing Heart Disease and Stroke At Barber Shops and Beauty Shops | Michelle R. Smith, PhD, MPH | Director, Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities | Arkansas Department of Health
September 6 The Reality of Antibiotic Resistance In Arkansas | Kelley Garner, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM | Program Coordinator/Epidemiology Supervisor | Healthcare-Associated Infections Program | Arkansas Department of Health | Gary Wheeler, M.D. | Chief Medical Officer | Arkansas Department of Health
August 16 Maternal Mortality and Morbidity:  A Call to Action | William W. Greenfield, MD, MBA | Medical Director for Office of Family Health | Arkansas Department of Health | Associate Professor | Obstetrics & Gynecology | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
August 9 Emerging Issues and Updates in Immunization | Gary Wheeler, MD, MPS | Chief Medical Officer | Arkansas Department of Health
August 2 CRISIS!  Theory and Practice | Marisha DiCarlo, PhD, MPH | Director, Office of Health Communications | Arkansas Department of Health
July 26 Africa 2018, A Sustained Mission of Hope | Leonard Ntaate Mukasa, MBChB, PhD | Chief Epidemiology Officer/Tuberculosis Program | Arkansas Department of Health
July 19 School Health Coordination and Collaboration Across Agencies | Elizabeth Seftar, RNC, CHNS/CHPS & Kimberly Hooks, RN, BSN, MPH | Office of Local Public Health | Arkansas Department of Health
June 28 Health Literacy 2.0: Keeping up with Healthcare Innovation | Kristie Hadden, PhD | Executive Director of UAMS Center for Health Literacy | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
June 21 Sickle Cell Disease in Arkansas: World Sickle Cell Day 2018 | Sarah Labuda, MD, MPH | Epidemic Intelligence Officer | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
June 14 Retail Food Inspection Baselines: A Foundation for the Future | Richard McMullen, PhD | Associate Director for Science | Center for Local Public Health | State Environmental Health Director | Arkansas Department of Health
June 7 Emerging Products Under Review at FDA: What is IQOS and Should it be Approved? | Pebbles Fagan, PhD, MPH | Director, Center for the Study of Tobacco | Department of Health Behavior and Health Education | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
May 31 How Local Health Initiatives Can Build Communities | Les Walz, MS | County Extension Agent | Staff Chair Cleveland County || Britt Talent | Editor & Publisher of Cleveland County Herald | Founds & Organizer of Arkansas Homesteading Conference || Mark Attwood, MD | Family Physician | Public Health County Health Officer
May 24 Data Mining ER Visits: Profiles, Behavioral Health, Suicide Attempts | William Golden MD, MACP | Professor of Medicine and Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Medical Director | Medicaid Program | Arkansas Department of Human Services
May 17 Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas | George Gilbert, Jr., MBA, MA, MS, CEM® | Director, US Army Pacific
May 3 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus | Seth Mark Berney, MD | Professor of Medicine | Chief, Division of Rheumatology | Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
April 26 Crossing the Quality Chasm: A Regional Programs Perspective | Brandie L. Mikesell, MA | Director of Clinical Transformation | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
April 19 Ready or Not, We Must Respond: An Overview of the Arkansas Medical Countermeasures Response Framework | Quinyatta Mumford, MPH | Epidemiologist | Arkansas Department of Health
April 12 Special Presentation by US Surgeon General | Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH | 20th US Surgeon General
April 5 The Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society Presents:  Exploring the Relationship of Hog Farm Exposure and COPD and Evaluation of a High Utilizers Initiative in a Developing Community Paramedicine Program | Alisha Crump | MPH Student | University of Arkansas Medical Sciences || Jana S. Jacobs, MAEd, NREMT-P, MPH | MPH Student | University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
March 29 Aging and Immunity: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults | Jennifer A. Dillaha, MD | Medical Director, Immunizations | Medical Advisor, Health Literacy | Arkansas Department of Health
March 22 Influenza: An Historical Perspective | Joseph Bates, MD, MS | Senior Public Health Advisor to the Director | Arkansas Department of Health
March 15 Closing Gaps and Increasing Health Equity:  Making the Case for Comprehensive Smoke-free Laws and Policies | Cynthia Hallett, MPH | President and CEO | Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights/ ANR Foundation
March 8 The Wolbachia Story: A Public Health Parable | Nate Smith, MD, MPH | Director and State Health Officer | Arkansas Department of Health
March 1 Antimicrobial Stewardship | Amanda Novack, MD | Assistant Professor of Medicine | Department of Internal Medicine | Division of Infectious Disease | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
February 22 A Developmental Approach to Childhood Obesity | Alan Mease, MD | Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician | Medical Director Child & Adolescent Health | Family Health Branch | Arkansas Department of Health
February 15 Training Cosmetology Students in Arkansas to Help Dermatologists Prevent Skin Cancer and Detect Melanomas Earlier | Lori Fischbach, PhD, MPH | Director, PhD Program in Epidemiology | College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
February 8 From Broken Bones to Bashed Brains: Raising a Generation of Gladiators Through Youth Football | Austin Porter, DrPH, MPH | Deputy Chief Science Officer | Arkansas Department of Health | Corey Montgomery, MD, MS | Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery | Associate Scientist, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute | University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
February 1 Geospatial Technologies and Public Health: Moving Beyond Mapping | Sean Young, PhD, MA | Assistant Professor | Department of Environmental and Occupational Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
January 25 Public Health in Arkansas’ Communities Search (PHACS):  A Resource | Martha Phillips, PhD, MPH, MBA | Associate Professor- Epidemiology | Associate Professor- Health Policy and Management | Associate Professor- Health Behavior and Health Education | Co-Director, DrPH Program | Director, Evaluation Services Unit | Director, Office of Public Health Informatics | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
January 18 Immunization and Communication:  How to deal with vaccine hesitant and anti-vaccine families in a fact-resistant world | Robert Hopkins Jr, MD | Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program Director | Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics | College of Medicine | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
January 11 What We Learned from TB-Free Ebeye 2017:  Important Marshallese Health and Cultural Considerations for Arkansas | Jennifer A. Dillaha, MD | Medical Director, Immunizations |Medical Advisor, Health Literacy | Arkansas Department of Health
January 4, 2018 The Evolution of Our Trauma System and Integration with Stroke and STEMI | Appathurai Balamurugan, MD, DrPH, MPH | State Chronic Disease Director & Medical Director | Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Branch | Associate Director for Science | Center for Health Advancement | Arkansas Department of Health | James Bledsoe, MD, FACS | Medical Director, EMS and Trauma | Arkansas Department of Health
December 14 Opportunities for Public Health Engagement with the UAMS Translational Research Institute | Mary Kate Stewart, MD, MPH | Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management | Fay W Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
December 7 Integrating Mental Health Into Primary Care: New Roles for Primary Care Providers | Peter S. Jensen, MD | Professor & Director of Research & Director, PSYCH TLC Program | Child & Adolescent Psychiatry | Department of Psychiatry | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
November 30 Progress in the Arkansas Infant Child Death Review Program | Mary Aitken, MD, MPH | Director, Injury Prevention Center | Arkansas Children’s Hospital | Professor with tenure | Department of Pediatrics | College of Medicine | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Adjunct Professor | Department of Health Policy and Management | College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
November 16 The Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention and What it is Teaching Us About the Built and School Environments Confronting Arkansas Schoolchildren | Michael Thomsen, PhD, MS | Professor | Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness | University of Arkansas | Judith Weber, PhD, RD | Director | Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention | Arkansas Children’s Research Institute
November 9 A New Paradigm in the Treatment of Diabetes | Samuel Eugene Bledsoe, MD, FACS FASMBS | Bariatric Medical Director | Bariatric & Metabolic Institute | Arkansas Heart Hospital
November 2 Gulf Exposures Beach Exposure And Child HEalth Study (BEACHES) | Alesia Ferguson, PhD, MS, MPH | Associate Professor | Department of Environment and Occupational Health | College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
October 12 The Epidemiology and Science of ACEs for Adults and Children | Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH | Professor & Founding Director | Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health | The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative | Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
October 5 New methods in molecular microbiology for faster results…The Microbiology Renaissance | Eric Rosenbaum, MD, MPH, FCAP | Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
September 28  Communicating for Behavior Change | Marisha DiCarlo, PhD, MPH | Director, Office of Health Communications | Arkansas Department of Health
September 7 Stillbirths: The Public Health Challenge of the 21st Century | Wendy N. Nembhard, PhD, MPH, FACE | Chairperson, Department of Epidemiology | Fay Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
August 24 A New National Pediatric Initiative: Environmental Influences of Child Health Outcomes | Charlotte Hobbs, MD, PhD | Executive Associate Dean | Clinical and Translation Research | College of Medicine | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
August 17 The Impact of Climate Damage on Children | J. Gary Wheeler, MD, MPS | Chief Medical Officer | Arkansas Department of Health
August 10 Health Literacy’s Impact on Health Policy & Public Health Initiatives | Christopher Trudeau, JD | Associate Professor | Center for Health Literacy | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Associate Professor of Law | Bowen School of Law | University of Arkansas at Little Rock
August 3 A Sensible Solution to the Opioid Epidemic | Robert Brech, JD | General Counsel | Arkansas Department of Health
July 27 Community Water Fluoridation | Lindy Bollen, Jr., DDS | Director, Office of Oral Health | Arkansas Department of Health
July 20 Population Health Management and Hepatitis C: The Arkansas Experience | Creshelle R. Nash, MD, MPH | Medical Director | Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
July 6 The Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program:  The Opioid Crisis in Arkansas | Denise Robertson, P.D. | Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program Administrator | Arkansas Department of Health | Jonathan Aram, B.A., M.P.H. Student | Epidemiologist | Prescription Monitoring Program | Arkansas Department of Health
June 29 A Check Up on Unplanned Pregnancy –Trends, Innovations, and Next Steps | Andrea Kane, MPA, BA | Vice President for Policy and Strategic Partnerships | The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy | Washington, DC
June 22 Effects of Nicotine and TSNA’s from E-Cigarettes on Pregnant Women & SULT1A1 and its Biomarker Capabilities | Melissa Clemens, MPH, MLS | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Shelbie Stahr, MPH | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
June 15 O.R.H.P.C.: The Hidden Gem of ADH | LaTonya Bynum, MPH, CHES® | Rural Health Senior Analyst | Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC) | Hospital Discharge Data System Programs | Arkansas Department of Health
July 13 Is Exclusive Breastfeeding the Problem? | Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC | Executive Director | National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy (REAL)
June 1 SISTERS & BROTHERS UNITED: Utilizing African American Sororities and Fraternities to reduce infant mortality | Michelle Smith, PhD, MPH | Director | Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities | Arkansas Department of Health
May 25 Does Arkansas Have Lyme Disease? | Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH | State Public Health Veterinarian | Section Chief Zoonotic Diseases | Arkansas Department of Health
May 18 The Body Clock: Biological Rhythms and Their Impact on Health | E. Robert Burns, PhD | Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences | Professor, Division of Interdisciplinary Toxicology, Department of Pharmacology | College of Medicine | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
May 4 Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Stewardship Public Health Activities in Arkansas | Naveen Patil, MD, MHSA, MA, FIDSA | Medical Director, Infectious Diseases Branch | Arkansas Department of Health | Kelley Garner, MPH MLS (ASCP)CM | Program Coordinator/Epidemiologist | Healthcare-Associated Infections Program | Epidemiology Branch | Arkansas Department of Health
April 27 Health of Seniors in Arkansas: Nuances of Risk Factor Reduction | Health of Seniors in Arkansas: Nuances of Risk Factor Reduction | Jeanne Wei, MD, PhD | Professor and Interim Chairman | Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics | Executive Director |Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging | The Jackson T. Stephens Chair in Geriatrics | RIOA and DWR Department of Geriatrics | Attending Physician | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
April 13 Federalism, Flexibility, and Fantasy in Health and Healthcare | Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH | President & Chief Executive Officer  Arkansas Center for Health Improvement | Professor | Division of Center for Applied Research and Evaluation | Department of Pediatrics | College of Medicine | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Arkansas Children’s Hospital
April 6 Relationships and Resilience: Developmental Neurobiology of Emotions | Alan Mease, MD | Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician | Medical Director Child & Adolescent Health | Family Health Branch | Arkansas Department of Health
March 30 Vape Shop Manufacturers and Distributors: What We Can Learn from Observational Studies | Pebbles Fagan, PhD, MPH | Professor | Director, Center for the Study of Tobacco | Department of Health Behavior and Health Education | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
March 23 Rwanda; Cry Not Beloved Country | Leonard Ntaate Mukasa MBChB PhD MS MPH | Chief Epidemiology Officer | Tuberculosis Control Program | Arkansas Department of Health
March 16 I Don’t Know What’s Wrong with These Two letters: TB, Stigma, and Structural Violence among the Marshallese Population of Northwest Arkansas | Caleb Klipowicz, MAAA | Applied Medical Anthropologist | University of Memphis
March 9 Factors affecting Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness: Lesson Learned from a Population-based Study in Two Southern States | L. Joseph Su, PhD, MPH | Co-Director, Cancer Control and Population Sciences | Winthrop R. Rockefeller Cancer Institute | Professor | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
March 2 What Do Students of Healthcare Economics Know about Health Care Reform? | J. Mick Tilford, PhD | Professor and Chair | Department of Health Policy and Management | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
February 23 Ethics Enlarged: Moral Considerations in State Responses to Obesity | D. Micah Hester, PhD | Chief, Division of Humanities University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Clinical Ethicist |Arkansas Children’s Hospital
February 16 Long-term Water Quality from a Broiler Litter Amended Pasture Soil | Richard McMullen, PhD | Soil Conservationist | United States Department of Agriculture | Natural Resources Conservation Services
February 9 The Supreme Court and Public Health: 2017 and Beyond | Kevin Ryan, JD, MA | Associate Professor | Department of Policy and Management | Associate Dean of Professional Programs | Co-Director DrPH Program | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Faculty | William H. Bowen School of Law | University of Arkansas at Little Rock
February 2 HAHA! Healthy Active (Happy) Arkansas! What’s FUN got to do with it? | Namvar Zohoori, MD, MPH, PhD | Deputy Chief Science Officer | Arkansas Department of Health | Associate Professor | Department of Epidemiology | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
January 26 New Trends in Population Health Measurement and Data Transparency | William Golden MD, MACP | Professor of Medicine and Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Medical Director | Arkansas DHS/ Medicaid
January 19 Vaccines for Preventing and Treating Human Papillomavirus Infection: Is It Really Possible? | Jennifer Dillaha, MD | Medical Director, Immunizations | Arkansas Department of Health | Mayumi Nakagawa, MD, PhD | Professor of Pathology, College of Medicine | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
January 12 Update on Mumps and Current Status of Outbreak in NW Arkansas | Dirk Haselow, MD, PhD, MS | State Epidemiologist | Outbreak Response Medical Director | Arkansas Department of Health
January 5, 2017 A Systems Approach to Chronic Disease Prevention & Control | Appathurai Balamurugan, MD, DrPH, MPH | State Chronic Disease Director | Medical Director/Associate Director of Science | Chronic Disease Branch/Center for Health Advancement | Arkansas Department of Health
November 17, 2016 How failing made us successful:  Using data to drive awareness, motivation, and opportunities in the workplace | Jayme Mayo, PA-C | Wellness Department Director | Nabholz Construction

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