Volume 4 Number 2 Spring 2006
Ellerbeck Named Interim Chair of PMPH-Kansas City
E dward Ellerbeck, MD, MPH,
associate professor, Kansas
City has been named interim
year medical students and
lectures to second year medical
students in ICM 850 Clinical
chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention.
Preventive Medicine and Public Ellerbeck’s research interests
Health, Kansas City. include health services research
Ellerbeck replaces Jasjit S. hand systematic improvements in
Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, MS who the quality of medical care.
left in September 2005. Currently, he is working on two
Ellerbeck joined the grants, one that deals with the
Department of Preventive impact of mammography facility
Medicine and Public Health in characteristics on patient
1997. Currently, Ellerbeck is the satisfaction and the other
Director of the Health of the regarding disease management
Public (HOP) clerkship for fourth for smokers in rural settings. Edward Ellerbeck, MD, MPH
Won Choi Named KU-MPH Executive Director
on S. Choi, PhD, MPH, to transfer the Executive Prevention to second year
W assistant professor,
Preventive Medicine and Public
Directorship to Kansas City,” said
Frazier. “In the coming year, the
Choi’s research interests
Health, Kansas City, began his KU-MPH Executive Council will include behavioral and chronic
duties as Executive Director of be expanded to include the disease epidemiology, adolescent
the University of Kansas Master chairs of the three standing smoking, and smoking cessation
of Public Health Program (KU- committees. This will strengthen among American Indians and
MPH) beginning January 1, 2006. the KU-MPH Executive Council's Alaskan Natives.
Choi has served as Site Director steering function by promoting Choi will continue his duties
for the Kansas City campus for direct input from the three as Site Director for the Kansas
more than two years and has important areas of admissions, City campus as well as assuming
served on the KU-MPH Executive research and curriculum.” the Executive Director’s
Council, Admissions Committee, Choi joined the Department of administrative duties for the bi-
Curriculum Committee and Preventive Medicine and Public campus program.
Operations Committee. Health in Kansas City in 2000.
Choi replaces Linda Frazier, He became Site Director of the INSIDE THIS EDITION
MD, MPH, professor, Preventive Kansas City campus in 2003.
Medicine and Public Health, Currently, he is an active From the Executive Director . . . 2
Wichita, who served as Executive instructor in the KU-MPH Faculty Publications . . . . . . . . . . 3
Director for the past two and a Program, serving as course
half years. Frazier will continue to director for PRVM 800 Principles MPHSO Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
serve as chair of the KU-MPH of Epidemiology, PRVM 808 Student Responds
Curriculum Committee and teach Interdisciplinary Research to Hurricanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
PRVM 800 Principles of Seminar and serving as the
KU-MPH News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Epidemiology on the Wichita instructor for PRVM 859 Tobacco
campus. and Public Health. Summer/Fall 2005 Capstones . . 7
“We are a strong, stable Choi also teaches ICM 850 KU-MPH Program Facts . . . . . . 8
program and now is a good time Clinical Epidemiology and
From the Executive Director...
F irst, I would like to thank Dr.
Linda Frazier for two years of
exceptional service as the KU-MPH
improve the quality of the
curriculum. Dr. Frazier
will play a critical role in
ad hoc committee of
faculty in Kansas City and
Wichita are conducting
Executive Director. Her leadership future curriculum pilot tests with students.
and dedication to the KU-MPH development, as she has We will continue to look at
program is evident in many of the assumed the chair ways to integrate the
program’s strengths. Enrollment in position on the MPH bi- curriculum between public
the program is at an all-time high, campus Curriculum health and medicine for
with 108 students enrolled in the Committee. MD/MPH students and we
Spring semester. The demand for In July 2005, CEPH Won Choi, PhD, hope to increase KU-MPH
MD/MPH dual degree scholarships released new MPH student participation in
is increasing as more and more accreditation criteria. public health practice
medical students are realizing the Over the next two years, we will research.
benefits of the MPH degree. The work to incorporate the new criteria Through the generous support
Council on Education for Public into our program. Faculty and of the Kansas Health Foundation,
Health (CEPH) noted that the KU- students from both campuses will we are collaborating with faculty in
MPH interim accreditation report in participate in the planning process the Department of Health Policy
November 2005 was”exceptionally through the standing committees and Management to create two
clear and comprehensive…“ thanks and student organizations. We will new courses in Health Policy and
in large part to Dr. Frazier’s submit a compliance report in Law and Health Administration and
attention to detail. Since our December 2007 addressing our Finance. These courses will not
accreditation in 2003, Dr. Frazier plans to increase the credit hour only provide additional course
has worked with KU-MPH requirement to 42 semester hours, opportunities for KU-MPH students,
leadership to create bi-campus the most notable criterion change. but will address key needs
governing procedures, solicit input We are also exploring new ways to identified by public health alumni
from faculty, students, and public document student’s achievement of and community stakeholders.
health leaders in the community. core competencies, through I look forward to serving as the
The program collects data from competency assessments and KU-MPH Executive Director and
students, alumni, and the public portfolio development. Student welcome any comments you may
health workforce to continually input in this process is key, so an have.
KU-MPH Application Process
T he University of Kansas Master of Public Health
Program (KU-MPH) is currently accepting
applications for upcoming semesters.
least 57, or a CBTOEFL with an all part score of at least
23 with an essay of at least 4.0. Official certified copies
of non-English transcripts (certified as true by a notary
Admission into the KU-MPH Program requires a public) must be submitted along with an evaluation of
baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with transcripts for academic compatibility with the U.S.
an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on grading system.
a 4.0 grade scale. At least one semester of college All application materials should be sent to the
algebra or calculus is required. Two copies of all campus you wish to attend. In Kansas City, materials
academic transcripts for all post-secondary education should be sent to the KU-MPH Admissions Committee,
must be submitted along with a KU Graduate School Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health,
Application and a KU-MPH Application. University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow
In addition, all applicants are required to submit three Boulevard, Mail Stop 1008, Kansas City, Kansas 66160.
letters of reference with a recommendation letter Applicants to the Wichita campus should submit their
summary form as well as an official copy of the materials to the KU-MPH Admission Committee,
Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Other professional test Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health,
scores, such as the Graduate Management Admissions KU School of Medicine-Wichita, 1010 N. Kansas,
Test (GMAT), Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) Wichita, Kansas 67214.
or the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), are Application materials can be found on the KU-MPH
acceptable in lieu of the GRE. Test scores cannot be website at www.kumc.edu/mph.
more than seven years old and can be waived for U.S. Applicants are considered without regard to race,
citizens with doctoral degrees. religion, ethnicity, disability or national origin. For more
International applicants must also submit IELTS information regarding admission, contact Mary Ann
score with a minimum band score of 6.5 with no score Woirhaye in Kansas City at (913) 588-2720 or Melissa
below 6.0, a TOEFL score with an all part score of at Armstrong in Wichita at (316) 293-2693.
KU-MPH Faculty Publications Behaviors among Male and
Female First Year College
Latinos in Cancer Research.
Journal of General Internal
Students. Journal of College Medicine. 2005 May;20(5):444-
University of Kansas Master of Public Health (KU-MPH) Student Development. 2005 Nov- 447.
faculty in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Dec;46(6):612-623. Studenski S, Duncan PW,
Public Health on both the Kansas City and Wichita campus Manning BK, Catley D, Harris Perera S, Reker D, Lai SM,
KJ, Mayo MS, Ahluwalia JS. Stress Richards L. Daily Functioning and
have had the following articles published January through and Quitting among African Quality of Life in a Randomized
December, 2005. American Smokers. Journal of Controlled Trial of Therapeutic
Listed below are publications of interest submitted by Behavioral Medicine. 2005 Exercise for Subacute Stroke
KU-MPH faculty. Aug;28(4):1-9. Survivors. Stroke. 2005
Manzardo AM, Penick EC, Aug;36(8):1764-1770. Epub 2005
Knop J, Nickel EJ, Hall S, Jensen July 21.
Kansas City Americans. Journal of General P, Gabrielli WF Jr. Developmental Thomas JL, Patten CA, Decker
Averett E, Neuberger JS, Internal Medicine. 2005 Differences in Childhood Motor PA, Croghan IT, Cowles ML,
Hansen G, Fox MH. Evaluation of Nov;20(11):977-983. Coordination Predict Adult Alcohol Bronars CA, Nirelli LM, Offord KP.
West Nile Virus Education Hall MA and Mayo MS. The Dependence: Proposed Role for Development and Preliminary
Campaign. Emerging Infectious Impact of Correlated Readings on the Cerebellum in Alcoholism. Evaluation of a Measure of
Diseases. 2005 Nov;11(11):1751- the Estimation of the Average Area Alcoholism, Clinical and Support Provided to a Smoker
1753. Under Readers’ ROC Curves. Experimental Research. 2005 among Young Adults. Addictive
Befort CA, Zelefsky MJ, Journal of Applied Statistics 2005 Mar;29(3):353-357. Behaviors. 2005 Aug;30(7):1351-
Scardino PT, Borrayo E, Giesler Mar;32(2):117-125. Manzardo AM, Penick EC, 1369.
RB, Kattan MW. A Measure of Jachna CM, Shireman T, Knop J, Nickel EJ, Hall S, Jensen Westhoff B, Brotze S, Weston
Health-Related Quality of Life Whittle J, Ellerbeck EF, Rigler S. P, Miller CC, Gabrielli WF. A, McElhinney C, Cherian R, Mayo
among Localized Prostate Cancer Differing Patterns of Antiresorptive Neonatal Vitamin K Might Reduce MS, Smith HJ, Sharma P. The
Patients: Results from On-going Pharmacotherapy in Nursing Vulnerability to Alcohol Frequency of Barrett’s Esophagus
Scale Development. Clinical Facility Residents and Community Dependence in Danish Men. in High-Risk Patients with Chronic
Prostate Cancer. Sep;4(2):100-108. Dwellers. Journal of the American Journal of Studies on Alcohol. GERD. Gastrointestinal
Charbonneau A, Bruning W, Geriatrics Society. 2005 2005 Sep;66(5):586-592. Endoscopy. 2005 Feb;61(2):226-
Titus-Howard T, Ellerbeck E, Aug;53(8):1275-1281. Neuberger JS, Lynch SG, 231.
Whittle J, Hall S, Campbell J, Jeffries SK, Choi W, Butler J, Sutton ML, Hall SV, Feng C, Xiao Z, Awad HA, Liu S,
Lewis SC, Munro S. The Harris KJ, Ahluwalia JS. Strategies Schmidt WR. Prevalence of Mahlios J, Zhang S, Guilak F,
Community Initiative for for Recruiting African-American Multiple Sclerosis in a Residential Mayo MS, Quarles LD. Selective
Depression: Report from a Residents of Public Housing Area Bordering an Oil Refinery. Runx2-II Deficiency Leads to Low-
Multiphase Worksite Depression Developments into a Randomized Neurology. 2005 Jan;64(2):223. Turnover Osteopenia in Adult
Intervention. Journal of Controlled Trial. Ethnicity & Nollen NL, Catley D, Davies G, Mice. Developmental Biology.
Occupational and Environmental Disease. 2005 Autumn;15(4):773- Hall M, Aluwalia JS. Religiosity, 2005 Jul 15;283(2):345-356.
Medicine. 2005 Jan;47(1):60-67. 778. Social Support, and Smoking
Cox LS, Canar J, Feng S, Ford Lai SM, Duncan PW, Dew P, Cessation among Urban African Wichita
MM, Tercyak KP. Social and Keighley J. Sex Differences in American Smokers. Addictive Ablah E, Molgaard CA,
Behavioral Correlates of Cigarette Stroke Recovery. Preventing Behaviors. 2005 Jul;30(6):1225- Fredrickson DD, Wetta-Hall R,
Smoking among Mid-Atlantic Chronic Disease. 2005 1229. Epub 2004 Nov 10. Cook DJ. Quantitative Evaluation
Latino Primary Care Patients. Jul;2(3):A13. Epub 2005 Jun 15. Reed GA, Peterson KS, Smith of “Can It Happen in Kansas:
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, Lai SM, Shen Z, Rushton G. HJ, Gray JC, Sullivan DK, Mayo Response to Terrorism and
& Prevention. 2005 Factors Contributing to MS, Crowell JA, Hurwitz A. A Emerging Infections. “ Journal of
Aug;14(8):1976-1980. Unsuccessful Geocoding in a Phase I Study of Indole-3-Carbinol Public Health Management and
Engelman KK, Perpich D, Population-Based Cancer Registry. in Women: Tolerability and Effects. Practice. 2005 Nov;11(6
Peterson S, Hall M, Ellerbeck EF, Journal of Registry Management. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers Suppl):S17-S24.
Stanton A, Greiner KA. Cancer 2005 Aug;32(4):169-174. & Prevention. 2005 Chu MW, Rall RJ, Frazier LM,
Information Needs in Rural Areas. Lee RE, Harris KJ, Catley D, Aug;14(8):1953-1960. Horbelt DV, Stembridge TW.
Journal of Health Communication. Shostrom V, Choi S, Mayo MS, Richter KP, McCool RM, Catley Impact of 1996 Residency Review
2005 Apr-May;10(3):199-208. Okuyemi K, Kaur H, Ahluwalia JS. D, Hall M, Ahluwalia JS. Dual Committee Obstetrics-Gynecology
Eschbach KE, Mahnken JD, Factors Associated with BMI, Pharmacotherapy and Motivational Primary Care Requirements on
Goodwin JS. Neighborhood Weight Perceptions and Trying to Interviewing for Tobacco Residency Training and Surgical
Composition and Incidence of Lose Weight in African American Dependence among Drug Procedures. American Journal of
Cancer among Hispanics in the Smokers. Journal of the National Treatment Patients. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2005
United States. Cancer. 2005 Mar Medical Association. 2005 Addictive Diseases. 2005;24(4):79- Nov;193(5):1870-1873.
1;103(5):1036-1044. Jan;97(1):53-61. 90. Ducatman AM, Vanderploeg
Greiner KA, James AS, Born Li C, Kaur H, Choi WS, Huang Richter KP, Choi WS, Alford D. JM, Johnson M, Rubin J, Harber P,
WK, Hall S, Engelman KK, TT, Lee RE, Ahluwalia JS. Additive Smoking Policies in U.S. Sokas R, Harmon RG, Rumm P,
Okuyemi K, Ahluwalia JS. Interactions of Maternal Outpatient Drug Treatment Nilson E, Batalden P, Merchant G,
Predictors of Fecal Occult Blood Prepregnancy BMI and Breast- Facilities. Nicotine & Tobacco Krauss M, Goldberg RL, Valdez M,
Test (FOBT) Completion among Feeding on Childhood Overweight Research. 2005 Jun;7(3):475-480. Dismuke SE, Wagner GR, Leniek
Low-Income Adults. Preventive Risk. Obesity Research. 2005 Sheppard VB, Cox LS, K, Rosenthal J. Residency
Medicine. 2005 Aug;41(2):676- Feb;13(2):362-371. Kanamori MJ, Canar J, Rodriguez Training in Preventive Medicine:
684. Lowery SE, Robinson Kurpius Y, Goodman M, Pomeroy J, Challenges and Opportunities.
Greiner KA, Born W, Nollen SE, Befort CA, Hull Blanks E, Mandelblatt J, Huerta EE, Latin American Journal of Preventive
NL, Ahluwalia J. Knowledge and Sollenberger S, Foley Nicpon M, American Cancer Research Medicine. 2005 May;28(4):403-412.
Perceptions of Colorectal Cancer Huser L. Body Image, Self- Coalition. If You Build It, They Will
Screening among Urban African Esteem, and Health-Related Come: Methods for Recruiting continued on page 6
MPHSO in Kansas City Continues to Serve Community
Submitted by Joseph So, MPHSO President – Kansas City
F or the 2005 fall semester,
students from KUMC’s MPH
Student Organization (MPHSO)
were involved with different
community activities which
enhanced both their academic and
personal experiences. Some
highlights include the annual
KPHA Conference in September at
the Hyatt Regency Hotel in
Wichita, Kan. Nine students from
Kansas City were able to attend
the event and learn more about
the status of public health on the
Kansas State level. The 2006
conference will be held from
September 26-28 at the Capital MPHSO students (from left to right) Gretchen Speer, Joseph So, and
Plaza Hotel in Topeka, Kan. Paul Cowan take a break during the 2005 Christmas in October event.
In October, MPHSO students
teamed up with the University of Christmas in October. health education, involvement with
Kansas Hospital, KUMC, and the During the month of November, the public health community, and
Rosedale Development MPHSO students teamed up with creating a network of social
Association for the annual KUMC’s Developmental support among current students
“Christmas in October“ event. Disabilities Center for the “Kansas and alumni.”
“Christmas in October“ provides City Healthy Start” campaign to Future events include the 2006
local families assistance with collect canned goods for local Student Research Forum, April 6-
minor home renovations. At the families. This event provided food 7; the 2006 KUMC Street Fair on
end of the event, five families baskets in preparation for the April 15 and participating in a
received much needed repairs to holidays to more than seven local Habitat for Humanity build.
their homes and, more importantly, families. If you have any questions
a helping hand from the For the 2006 Spring Semester, regarding the MPHSO activities on
community. Overall, more than 70 the MPHSO will strive to continue the Kansas City campus, please
volunteers from the community its mission to “broaden contact Joseph So at
and KUMC worked on home perspectives of MPH students firstname.lastname@example.org.
improvement projects for the 2005 through community service in
MPHSO in Wichita Plans Activities for Year Ahead
Submitted by Sandy Pickert, MPHSO President – Wichita
he Master of Public Health Student MPHSO activities and student involvement.
T Organization (MPHSO) began the 2005-2006
school year conducting a needs assessment of the
Currently, the MPHSO is making plans for
National Public Health Week in April and hope to
Wichita campus. Students reported back regarding include a community project to promote
possible activities they would attend, what awareness of public health issues. Additionally,
activities they were interested in and when was planning is in process for the annual event in May
the best time to meet. to celebrate the end of another academic year.
In November, Jane Griffith from the Farha All students are encouraged to participate in
Medical Library conducted PubMed training for MPHSO activities. If you have any questions
interested students. regarding the MPHSO on the Wichita campus,
This Spring, Sandy Pickert, MPHSO President, please contact Sandy Pickert at
Wichita and Suzanne Hawley, Site Director- email@example.com or Melissa Armstrong at
Wichita, visited the MPH classes to promote firstname.lastname@example.org.
KU-MPH Student Responds to Hurricanes
J im Imholte, MPH student on the
Kansas City campus, was very
busy during the 2005 hurricane
ground, worked with the state and
local health departments in the
season. Currently a Captain in the US (RRCC) in Imholte was in Mississippi
Public Health Service, he serves as Atlanta, Ga. responding to Hurricane Katrina for a
the Regional Emergency Coordinator Imholte total of 25 days.
and Senior National Disaster Medicine was in Imholte went home, but was called
System Consultant for the Department Florida after a 10-day break to travel to Baton
of Health and Human Services, responding to Rouge, La. and assumed the duties of
Imholte’s office is in Kansas City, Mo. Hurricane the Operations Chief for the health
and his region includes Kansas, Dennis for a and medical response in Louisiana. At
Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska. Jim Imholte, total of 10 that time, 300 people were in the
During 2005, he spent much of the MPH Student days. state mostly as medical providers,
year responding to the four major veterinarians, engineers and mental
hurricanes, Dennis, Katrina, Rita and Hurricane Katrina health workers. Imholte spent much of
Wilma, that pounded the Gulf Coast. On Aug. 30, 2005, one day after his time as the liaison between FEMA
Katrina, Imholte was called in the and the health responders. Managers
Hurricane Dennis evening and was promptly on a plane were present overseeing the many
Imholte first responded to to Jackson, Miss. He was assigned to operations such as mental health,
Hurricane Dennis in July. He traveled the Emergency Response Team special needs shelters, and primary
to Pensacola, Fla., rented a car and Advanced (ERT-A) which was located health teams. Representatives were
drove to Ft. Walton Beach. There, he at the state emergency operations also there from the Centers for
was joined by his counterpart from center. FEMA, along with the state Disease Control and Prevention
Boston and the rest of Federal emergency management agency, lead (CDC), The National Institute for
Emergency Management Agency’s this group. Imholte served as the lead Occupational Safety and Health
(FEMA) Rapid Needs Assessment health and medical representative in (NIOSH), the Occupational Safety and
(RNA) team. After the storm passed, this state’s office. When the state Health Association (OSHA), The Food
two helicopters were dispatched and would make a request for federal and Drug Administration (FDA),
the RNA team split into two groups to assistance, Imholte received the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) and the
survey the damage. signed request which he would Department of Defense (DoD)
Imholte’s role was to assess the forward to the state emergency Operations Section.
health and medical needs. Other manager who would either sign or
members of the RNA included search reject the request. If the state Hurricane Wilma
and rescue representatives, the Army emergency manager signed the Just prior to Hurricane Wilma
Corp of Engineers and communication request, Imholte then took the request making landfall in Florida, Imholte was
experts. Each person evaluated the to the federal manager for signature. on a plane for Florida again. After
needs of the area in regard to their Imholte had to be knowledgeable Wilma hit, Imholte traveled from
specialization. After a few days, the about each request in order to answer Lakeland, Fla. to Homestead Air
assessment ends and the response any questions he would encounter. Force Base, south of Miami. From
begins. After the signatures were obtained, Homestead, the medical people (state
Imholte’s team augmented several Imholte would forward the request to and federal) got into helicopters to
hospitals that were overwhelmed by the RRCC in Atlanta who would check on the hospitals. After a couple
cleanup accidents, lack of physician assign the appropriate resources. days, Imholte relocated to West Palm
offices, lack of electricity and staff “Nothing happens in a vacuum,“ Beach, Fla. where the damage was
fatigue. said Imholte. “I spent a lot time centered to find a hotel that was
Imholte remained in Florida and interacting with the other state and open. Federal teams were working in
served as the “forward element “ of federal agencies that were in the Special Needs Shelters and in mobile
the federal ESF-8 (Health and EOC. For example, the logistics teams that went out into the
Medical) response working with a branch, the Red Cross, transportation, communities and served the elderly
Florida Health Department safety officer to name a few.“ and the poor, underserved
Emergency Responder. People were Imholte spent the last week he neighborhoods.
also present from the State was in Mississippi as the “forward Imholte was in Louisiana and
Emergency Operation Center (EOC) element “ operating out of Biloxi, Miss. Florida for a total of 35 days.
in Tallahassee and in the Regional He monitored the teams on the
Kansas City MPH Student Wins Paschal Wins Faculty
KPHA Poster Competition
G eorgina Peacock, MD, won
the student poster
two posters for the competition.
Her poster titled “A Nutrition
competition at the Annual Kansas Program in Peru for Children and assistant
Public Health Association (KPHA) Adults with Disabilities“ was professor,
Conference in Wichita, Kan. scored in five categories: Preventive
Peacock, an MPH student on the significance, clarity, quality, Medicine and
Kansas City campus, submitted content and newness. Public Health,
Peacock received Wichita,
a free trip to attend received the
the annual American Center of Excellence for Minority
Public Health Medical Education Junior Faculty
Association (APHA) Development Award from the
Conference, University of Kansas Medical
December 10 -14, Center. The $40,000 award covers
2005 in Philadelphia, September 1, 2005 through August
Penn. 31, 2006. Paschal is allowed to
Information on how apply for a second year of funding,
to submit a student pending availability.
poster abstract for The grant, funded through the
KPHA in 2006 will be Department of Health and Human
distributed in Services/Health Resources and
upcoming months. Services Administration, is
Georgina Peacock, MD explains her award- KPHA is scheduled for awarded to faculty recruits and
winning poster to fellow MPH student, Ai- September 26 – 28 at junior faculty from minority/ethnic
Nguyet Huynh at the annual KPHA the Capitol Plaza groups that are underrepresented
Conference in Wichita, Kan. Hotel in Topeka, Kan. in medicine. It allows Paschal
more time for research activities
and professional development.
KU-MPH Faculty Basic Education. Fall I, Section 8:1-13, 2005. American Board of Family
2005;15(3):151-168. Lawson CC, Grajewski B, Practice. 2005 Nov-
Publications Golbeck AL, Ahlers-Schmidt Daston GP, Frazier LM, Lynch Dec;18(6):563-566.
CR, Paschal AM, Dismuke SE. D, McDiarmid M, Murono E, Wetta-Hall R, Ablah E,
continued from page 3 A Definition and Operational Perreault SD, Robbins WA, Dismuke S, Molgaard C,
Framework for Health Ryan MA, Shelby M, Whelan Fredrickson DD, & Berry M.
Fredrickson DD, Jones TL, Numeracy. American Journal of EA. Implementing a National Emergency Department Use by
Molgaard CA, Carman CG, Preventive Medicine. 2005 Occupational Reproductive People on Low Income.
Schukman J, Dismuke SE, Nov;29(4):375-376. Research Agenda: Decade One Emergency Nurse. 2005
Ablah E. Optimal Design Grajewski B, Coble JB, and Beyond. Environmental Jun:13(3):12-18.
Features for Surveying Low- Frazier LM, McDiarmid MA. Health Perspectives. Wetta-Hall R, Ablah E,
Income Populations. Journal of Occupational Exposures and Doi:10.1289/ehp.8458, Online Frazier LM, Molgaard CA, Berry
Health Care for the Poor and Reproductive Health: 2003 26 October 2005. M, Good MJ. Factors
Underserved. 2005 Nov; Teratology Society Meeting Paschal AM, Ablah E, Influencing Nurses’ Smoking
16(4):677-690. Symposium Summary. Birth Wetta-Hall R, Molgaard CA, Cessation Assessment and
Fromer DB, Ablah E, Defects Research. Part B, Liow K. Stigma and Safe Counseling Practices. Journal
Fredrickson DD, Wetta-Hall R, Development and Reproductive Havens: A Medical Sociological of Additions Nursing. Fall
Cook DJ, & Molgaard CA. Toxicology. 2005 Apr;74(2):157- Perspective on African 2005;16(3):131-135.
Terrorism and Emerging 163. American Female Epilepsy Wetta-Hall R, Berg-Copas
Infections Demand Precaution. Kimminau K, Hunt CD, Patients. Epilepsy & Behavior. GM, Dismuke SE. Help on the
Medical Laboratory Observer. Menager H, Satzler C, Paschal 2005 Aug;7(1):106-115. Line: Telephone-Triage Use,
2005 Sep;37(9):36, 38-39. A, Starrett B. Minority Health Walling AD, Woolley DC, Outcomes, and Satisfaction
Golbeck AL, Ahlers-Schmidt Community Training Materials. Molgaard C, Kallail KJ. Patient within an Uninsured Population.
CR, Paschal AM. Health Racial and Ethnic Minority Satisfaction with Migraine Evaluation & the Health
Literacy and Adult Basic Health Disparities in Kansas: Management by Family Professions. 2005
Education Assessments. Adult Data and Chartbook. Appendix Physicians. The Journal of the Dec;28(4):414-427.
Annual Hooding Ceremony To Be Held In Kansas City
T he University of Kansas School of Medicine Master of
Public Health (KU-MPH) program’s seventh annual
hooding ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 20,
will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2006 in Lawrence,
More information regarding KU-MPH Hooding and
2006 at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) University of Kansas Commencement will be sent out in
in Kansas City. Graduates, students, faculty and guests the upcoming months.
from both the Master of Public Health (MPH) program and The following list includes KU-MPH graduates who
the Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) are successfully defended their Capstones and completed the
invited to attend this special event. requirements for the Master of Public Health degree in
Commencement for all University of Kansas graduate Summer and Fall 2005.
Fall 2005 Capstones Kimberly Pulvers Carolyn Synovitz, MD
Development of a Culturally Evaluation of a Mass Casualty
Monique Brooks Relevant Body Image Instrument Incident: Victims’ Perspectives
What Barriers Keep African Among Urban African Americans
American and Native American (HONORS) Summer 2005 Capstones
Women from Participating in Renee Semarge Srinivas Bapoje, MD
Clinical Trials? (HONORS) A short term evaluation of Retrospective Outcome (Historical
Rima Dafer, MD outcomes from BridgeSpan: A Cohort) Study to Determine the
Transient Ischemic Attack: Healthcare-based Advocacy Relative Efficacy of a Standardized
Adherence to Practice Guidelines Program for Victims of Domestic Weight Loss Program
Violence (HONORS) W. Ryan Neuhofel
Effect of Health Professional Tamara Smith eXHALE: Development of a Web-
Counseling on Tobacco Cessation Population Distribution of High- based Smoking Prevention and
Behavior in Kansas Risk Tuberculosis in Kansas: Cessation Marketing Tool for
An Analysis of the TB Control College Students
Linda Nye Program’s Kansas Data Base Nikki Wiedower
Osteoporosis Knowledge Needs Improved Vision and Hearing
Assessment (HONORS) Screening of Infants and Toddlers
Depression and Chronic
Georgina Peacock, MD Comorbidities at The Kansas City in East Central Kansas
A Nutrition Intervention for Free Health Clinic: Enhancing Merilee Zimbelman
Children with Disabilities Living in Services Through Evidence-Based Usefulness of Visual Schedules
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MARCH 15-19 FINALS JULY
20 Spring Break Begins 14 Last Day to Defend
20 KU-MPH Hooding
Capstones for Summer
27 Classes Resume Ceremony in Kansas City
31 Summer/Fall 2005 21 KU Commencement in
28 Last Day of Summer 2006
Application Deadline Lawrence
APRIL 26 Spring 2006 Grades Due AUGUST
21 Last Day to Defend JUNE 17 First Day of Fall 2006
Capstones for Spring 2006 Semester
6 First Day of Summer 2006
30 Application for Degree
11 Last Day of Classes
Cards Due for Summer
Did You Know…Facts About the KU-MPH Program
• US News and World Report ranked the KU-MPH • Currently, the KU-MPH Program has over 30
Program as the second best community health/ faculty that teach on the Kansas City and Wichita
preventive medicine graduate program among campuses.
public universities and sixth overall in 2003. Since • In 2005, the KU-MPH Program established the
the program’s inception, it has been ranked in the John T. Stewart III Scholarship to award MD/MPH
top 10 community health/preventive medicine students $15,000 to complete their medical and
graduate programs by US News and World Report. public health
• The KU-MPH Program is accredited by the Council degrees at the
of Education on Public Health (CEPH) until 2010. University of
• The University of Kansas Master of Public Health Kansas. The KU-MPH newsletter is published by the
Program (KU-MPH) is the largest graduate • The KU-MPH University of Kansas School
program in the University of Kansas School of Program of Medicine-Wichita, Department of
Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
Medicine with over 100 students currently enrolled awards
in the Spring 2006 semester. students who Phone 316-293-2627 • Fax 316-293-2695
• KU-MPH students come from 26 different counties work at local, Editor: Melissa Armstrong
across the state of Kansas. county or state (email@example.com)
• To date, over 150 students have graduated from health Assistant Editor: Mary Ann Woirhaye
the KU-MPH Program. departments
partial tuition MPH Program
• KU-MPH alumni reside in 16 different Kansas Assistants: Iva Chrisman
counties, 23 different states and five different
to complete the Coreen Gunja
• Each year, the KU-MPH Program received over Graphic Designer: Chris Webber
100 applications from all over the world.
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