Healthy Communities

ADH Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds sessions will be held from 8-9 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. These will include a combination of in-person seating in the Dr. Joseph H. Bates Professional Education Auditorium at the Arkansas Department of Health and virtually via Zoom.

Continuing education is only available for live sessions.

In-person: Dr. Joseph H. Bates Professional Education Auditorium at 4815 W. Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205.

Auditorium seating is open. But, to protect yourself and others, please consider your vaccination status and the potential need to wear a mask.

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).

You can obtain a copy of your transcript at https://uams.cloud-cme.com/.

CHEC Credit: To claim Category I CECH hours for CHES/MCHES, e-mail Deborah.Landers@arkansas.gov to request the evaluation form. Evaluation needs to be completed and returned before the certificate is sent.

 

Upcoming Presentations

Date Presenter (presenters are subject to change) Topic
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Past Presentations

Date

Topic

February 15 Research on Physical Activity and Nutrition in Schools | Michael R. Thomsen, PhD, Professor and Governor Sidney S. McMath Chair in Obesity Prevention
February 7, 2024 Mental Health & Substance Use:  A Tale of Two Cities, or is it? | Bala Simon, MD, DrPH, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Arkansas Department of Health and Tom Fisher, Arkansas State Drug Director
2023 Videos End Disease Eradication and Elimination: The Final Frontier for Public Health | Kashef Ijaz MD, MPH, Vice President, Health Programs
December 7 Unusual Samples: How the Public Health Laboratory Answers the Question “What is it?” | Katie Seely, PhD, HCLD (ABB) Director, Glen F. Baker Public Health Laboratory
November 16
Implementation Science in Community-Based Intervention: Active Studies at the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center | Taren Swindle, PhD. Associate Professor, Family and Preventive Medicine, UAMS
November 2
Antimicrobial Resistance: The Global Scale and US Experience | Payal K. Patel MD, MPH, FIDSA System-Wide Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship, Associate Professor, Intermountain Health
October 19 The United States Supreme Court and Public Health: Review of Recent Terms and Predictions for the 29-23-24 Term and Beyond | Kevin Ryan, JD Associate Professor and Associate Dean, College of Public Health, UAMS Faculty Member, William H. Bowen School of Law, UALR
October 5 20th Anniversary of Act 1220 History and Current State of Childhood Obesity in Arkansas | Anthony Goudie, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Public Health, UAMS
September 21 Let’s Talk About It: Suicide in Arkansas | Austin Porter III, DrPH, MPH, Deputy Chief Science Officer at ADH and Susie Reece, SPRC Director of Lived Experience
September 7 Arkansas Center for Health Improvement’s 25th Anniversary | Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH | President & Chief Executive Office Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
August 17 Diabesity 101 | Dinesh Edem, MD | Assistant Professor of Endocrinology, Director of UAMS Medical Weight Management Program
August 3 Strategies to Enhance Communication and Language Access: Opportunities for Optimal Health | Suzanna Reiss-Koncar, MPH, CHI™ | Health Care Interpreter and Language Access Educator
July 20 POLST: Understanding Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment in AR | Sarah Harrington, MD, FAAHPM, Professor of Medicine & Director, Division of Palliative Medicine at UAMS | David E. Smith, MD, Director, Palliative Care at Baptist Health Medical Center
July 6 What You Do Matters: Simple System Changes Lead to Big Healthcare Impacts | Jerrilyn Jones, MD, MPH | Medical Director, Health Preparedness & Response Branch at ADH
June 15 Blunt Smoking and Tobacco Product Use: Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, and Cigars | Brian J. Fairman, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology at UAMS
June 1 Maternal Mortality-Maternal Health | William W. Greenfield, MD, MBA, FACOG | Medical Director, Family Health Branch, Center for Health Advancement
May 18 A Surgeon’s Perspective on Acute Pain Management During the Opioid Epidemic | Kyle Kalkwarf, MD, FACS | Assistant Professor, General Surgery at UAMS
May 11 Tuberculosis Transmission in Arkansas 2009-2022, How Do We Get to Tuberculosis Elimination | Charles T. Bedell, MPH, MD | DrPH Student, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
May 4 Substance Use During Pregnancy: A Major Risk Factor for Poor Fetal Outcomes. Covid-19 and it's Impact on Elective Surgical Procedures at UAMS, Antibiotic Use for the Treatment of Non-Typhoidal Salmonella | College of Public Health Students’ Presentations
April 27 Bridging the Gap: The Role of Harm Reduction Strategies in Addressing Substance Use Outcomes | Camille M. Richoux, MPH, CPS | DrPH Student, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
April 20 A One Health Approach to Emerging and Reemerging Zoonotic Diseases | Laura K. Rothfeldt, DVM, DACVPM | State Public Health Veterinarian at Arkansas Department of Health
April 13 Stroke and Heart Attack: Making Moves to Healthier Arkansas  | David A. Vrudny, MPH, CPHQ | Section Chief, Stroke and STEMI at Arkansas Department of Health
April 6 The Systemic Impact of Oral Disease | Rachel Sizemore, DDS | Director, Office of Oral Health
March 16 Tuberculosis in Arkansas 2023 | Sandra Chai, MD | Assistant TB Controller, Arkansas Department of Health
March 2 Rethinking Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship | William Golden, MD, MACP | Professor of Medicine at UAMS, Medical Director of Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology
February 16 What’s Affecting the Health of Arkansas’s Children? | Marisha DiCarlo, PhD, MPH | Vice President for Arkansas Children’s Hospital
January 19 Ethical Dilemmas in Caring for Older Adults with Dementia || Masil George, MD | Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences || Chris Hackler, PhD | Director of the Division of Medical Humanities | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
January 5, 2023 Hospitals and Cancer Control and Prevention: Analyzing the 340B Drug Discount Program and Community Health Needs Assessments | Kelsey Owsley, PhD, MPH | Assistant Professor | Department of Health Policy and Management | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
2022 Videos End  
December 15 Long COVID, Living with COVID, and the Health Debt | Bala Simon, MD, DrPH, DipABOM, DipABLM, FAAFP | Deputy Chief Medical Officer | State Chronic Disease Director | Arkansas Department of Health
December 1 Dietary Supplements: The Myth, The Science, and The Consumer | Igor Koturbash, MD, PhD | Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences | Co-Director, Center for Dietary Supplements Research | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
November 17 BREAKING BARRIERS TO POVERTY ONE BITE AT A TIME | Moderator: Libby Seftar, RNC-BC | Panel: Lana Boggs, RN, Joni McGaha, BS, and Carla Sparks, MPH
November 3 Genomic Epidemiology in Arkansas | David W. Ussery, PhD | Professor | Biomedical Informatics | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
October 20 Vaccine Misinformation and Disinformation | Jennifer Dillaha, MD | State Health Officer | Director | Arkansas Department of Healt
October 6 Update on the 2022 Monkeypox Epidemic Program| Nathaniel Smith, MD, MPH | Deputy Incident Manager | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
September 15 Chronic Wasting Disease in Arkansas | Jennifer R. Ballard, DVM, PhD, CWB | State Wildlife Veterinarian | Assistant Chief (Research Division) | Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
September 1  Sebastian County Opioid Task Force Community Response - Building a Program | Bryan Clardy, MD FAAFP CHEP | Sebastian County Health Officer
August 18 Update on the Hepatitis A Outbreak in Arkansas | Mike Cima, PhD, MPH | State Epidemiologist | Arkansas Department of Health
July 21 COVID-19–Associated Mucormycosis — Arkansas, July–September 2021 | Theresa Dulski, MD MPH | Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer | Arkansas Department of Health
July 7 COVID 19 Therapeutics: Past, Present, and Future | Dr. Atul Kothari, MD FIDSA | Medical Director, Healthcare-Associated Infections Program
June 2 MPH Students Integrative Learning Experience Projects | John Musser, MD, MPH, Taylor Winn, MD, MPH, and Heather Morgan, MD, MPH
May 5 Vaccination Beliefs and Uptake in the African American Community:  Addressing Medical Mistrust | Samantha Wells, MPH, CPH | Dr. PH Student and Graduate Research Assistant | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
April 21 Syphilis in Children | Arrie Morris, MPH | Dr. PH Student | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | STI/HIV/Hepatitis C Surveillance Programs Manager | Arkansas Department of Health
April 7 Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Mortality | Mallory Jayroe, MS, CHES | Dr. PH Student | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Epidemiologist and Program Coordinator | Arkansas Department of Health
March 17 COVID-19 and Critical Illness in Children: “A Tale of Two (or more) Variants” | Steve Schexnayder, MD | Medical Director | ADH Child and Adolescent Health | Chief | Pediatric Critical Care, Arkansas Children’s Hospital | Executive Vice-Chair | UAMS Dept. of Pediatrics
March 3 CHALLENGES IN DELIVERING EMS AND TRAUMA CARE FOR CHILDREN | Dr. Stephen Bowman, PhD, MHA | Associate Professor and MHA Program Director | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
February 17 Health & Community Capacity Building in Rural Spaces: A Public Health Matter | Dr. Brookshield Laurent, D.O. | Chair and Associate Professor | Department of Clinical Medicine | New York Institute of Technology | College of Osteopathic Medicine-Arkansas
February 10 Home Together: A Local Project Supporting Families in Crisis through Partnerships, Engagement, & Research || Dr. Brooke Montgomery, PhD, MPH, MCHES | Assistant Professor, Fay Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences || Jessica Burnham, LCSW | Our House Mental Health Manager || Ruthie Hokans, LMSW | Our House Director of Stability Program
January 20 Fatal and Non-Fatal Opioid Overdoses: The role of prescribed controlled substances in Arkansas | Dr. Bradley Martin, Pharm.D., Ph.D. | College of Pharmacy | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
January 6, 2022 What’s in a picture: The influence of social networks on health | Dr. Mark L. Williams, Ph.D. | M. Jocelyn Elders Professor & Dean | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
2021 Videos End  
December 16 Cultivating Compassion: Why and How | Dr. Puru Thapa | Professor of Psychiatry | Department of Psychiatry | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
December 2 COVID-19 from a One Health Perspective | Laura K. Rothfeldt, DVM, DACVPM | State Public Health Veterinarian | Arkansas Department of Health
November 18 Maternal Mortality: An Arkansas Update | Dr. William “Sam” Greenfield, MD | Medical Director for Family Health | Arkansas Department of Health Professor | Obstetrics & Gynecology | University of Arkansas for Medical Science
November 4 Health Disparities, COVID-19 and Public Health in Arkansas | Dr. Benjamin Amick III, PhD | Associate Dean for Research | Professor, Department of Epidemiology | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
October 21 SARS-COV-19 and Dentistry | Dr. Lindy Bollen, Jr., DDS | Director | Office of Oral Health | Arkansas Department of Health
October 7 GoNAPSACC: Arkansas's Collaborative Approach for Child Care Facilities | Ashleigh Story | ArCOP Health Education Coordinator | Amy Routt | ArCOP Advisor
September 16 Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 | Dr. Joshua Kennedy, MD, GAAP, FAAAI | Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Arkansas Children’s Research Institute | Lung Cell Biology Laboratory
September 2 Selected Ethics Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Dr. Micah Hester, PhD | Chair, Department of Medical Humanities & Bioethics | Clinical Ethicist (UAMS & Arkansas Children’s Hospital)
August 26 Pathophysiology of SARS-CoV-2 | Amanda Novack, MD | Medical Director of Infection Prevention | Baptist Health System
August 19 COVID-19, A Personal Experience | James Bledsoe, MD, FACS | EMS & Trauma Medical Director | Arkansas Department of Health
August 5 Food Environment and Childhood Obesity: Lessons From the Arkansas BMI Panel | Michael Thomsen, PhD | Professor | Health Policy and Management | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
July 15 Wastewater Surveillance as a Complementary Tool to Monitor COVID-19 Spread | Marli P. Azevedo, Ph.D. | Research Microbiologist | National Center for Toxicological Research | Division of Microbiology | U.S. Food and Drug Administration
June 17 Implications for Public Health of the 2021 US Supreme Court Term | Kevin W. Ryan JD, MA | Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs | Associate Professor Health Policy and Management | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
May 27 Updated CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendation In 12-15 year olds: Important Consideration as Summer Begins | José R. Romero, MD, FAAP, FIDSA, FPIDS, FAAAS | Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Arkansas Secretary of Health | Director, Arkansas Department of Health
May 20 Arkansas Medicaid Expansion: Future Opportunity & Evidence to Improve Child Health | Joe Thompson, MD,MPH | President and CEO | Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
May 6 Gender Affirming Care Services in Arkansas | Lorraine V. Stigar, MPH, CHE, DrPHC | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
April 15 Radiative Forcing and Arkansas Resilience | Richard L. McMullen, PhD | Associate Director for Science | Center for Local Public Health | Arkansas Department of Health
April 1 New Educational Programs in Health Care Data Analytics to Improve Public Health | 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
March 18 COVID-19: Congregate Care Settings | Kelley Garner, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM | Program Coordinator/Epidemiology Supervisor | Healthcare Associated Infections Programs | Arkansas Department of Health
January 21 COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Use in Arkansas | Jennifer A. Dillaha, MD | State Epidemiologist | Medical Director, Immunizations and Outbreak Response | Arkansas Department of Health
January 7, 2021 COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Vaccines: Current Status in the United States | José R. Romero, MD, FAAP, FIDSA, FPIDS, FAAAS | Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Arkansas Secretary of Health | Director, Arkansas Department of Health
2020 Videos End  
December 17 Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI): ADH’s Infant Hearing Program | Joel Tumlison, MD | Medical Director | Child and Adolescent Health | Outbreak Response | Arkansas Department of Health
December 3 Advancing Community Health Workers in Arkansas: Background and Updates from a Statewide Partnership | M. Kate Stewart, MD, MPH | Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management | Director, Office of Community Based Public Health | Director, Community Engagement Translation Research Institute | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
October 1  Alpha-Gal Syndrome | Allison James DVM, MPH, PhD | CDC EIS Field Officer | Arkansas Department of Health
September 17 “Big Dot” Data and Antibiotic Stewardship | William Golden, MD | Medical Director | Arkansas Department of Health Office of Health Information Technology | Professor of Medicine and Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
September 3 Opioids During Pregnancy | Shona Ray-Griffith, MD | Assistant Professor | Ambulatory Director, Women’s Mental Health Program | Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship | Psychiatric Research Institute | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
August 20 Arkansas Newborn Screening: From Birth to Results || Katie Seely, PhD | Lab Director | Arkansas Department of Health || Pat Purifoy, RN | Newborn Screening Follow-up Manager | Arkansas Department of Health
July 17 Places, Pandemics, and People: My ADH Adventure | Rev. Nathaniel Smith, MD, MABS | Arkansas Secretary of Health | Arkansas Department of Health
March 12 Using The Law To “ARREST” The Spread of Infectious Disease | Kevin Ryan, JD, MA | Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs | Co-Director DrPH Program, Associate Professor | Department of Health Policy and Management | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
March 5 So Who Can I Prescribe Opioids To? | Michael Wilson, MD, PhD, FAAEM, FACEP | Assistant Professor, Division of Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine | Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry Director, Department of Emergency Medicine Behavior | Emergencies Research Lab Director, Department of Emergency Medicine Research Associates Programs | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
February 27 A Whole New World: Whole Genome Sequencing And The NOW Of Foodborne Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Response | Quinyatta Mumford, MPH | Epidemiologist | Arkansas Department of Health
February 20 Coronavirus Epidemics of The 21st Century: SARS, MERS and NCP || Nathaniel Smith, MD, MPH | Secretary of Health | Arkansas Department of Health || Jennifer Dillaha, MD | Medical Director | Immunizations and Outbreak Response | Arkansas Department of Health || Naveen Patil, MD, MHSA, MA, FACP, FIDSA | Medical Director | Infectious Diseases, Healthcare Associated Infections, Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative | Arkansas Department of Health
February 13 Suicide Rates Continue to Rise: What Strategies Are We Missing | Katy Allison, PhD, MPH, CHES | Postdoctoral Fellow | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
February 6 The Sky May Actually Be Falling This Time | Nathaniel Smith, MD, MPH | Secretary of Health | Arkansas Department of Health
January 30 The Art of Positive Communication | Julien Mirivel, PhD | Interim Dean | College of Social Sciences and Communication | Professor | Department of Applied Communication | University of Arkansas at Little Rock
January 23 Think of the Children!!! A Glimpse into the Disparity of Treatment and Health Outcomes of Uninsured Children | Austin Porter III, DrPH, MPH | Deputy Chief Science Officer | Arkansas Department of Health | Assistant Professor | Department of Health Policy and Management | Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
January 16 Everyone Counts: How 2020 Census Data Matters to Arkansas || Samuel Abbasi, BS | Arkansas Partnership Coordinator || Linda Gladden, M.Ed. | Media Specialist || Taniesha Richardson-Wiley, MPH | Hometown Health Improvement Section Chief || Laura Kellams, BA | Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families NWA, Executive Director
January 9, 2020 Mindfulness: an Overview and its Relevance to Public Health | Puru Thapa, MD | Director | Student, Resident, and Faculty Wellness Programs | Professor, Department of Psychiatry | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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