Improving Nursing Education, Practice and Policy in Armenia.
MoU signing between between the Ministry of Health and AUA on behalf of its School of Public Health
Patch Adams, World Famous Clown and Doctor, Inspires AUA Community with Heartfelt Talk
Ruzanna Grigoryan Granted Universal Rights Award at US Embassy
Testing soil in a residential yard within nationwide thorough risk assessment project
MPH Student Shabitha Alexander Earns Vartkess M. Balian Award
MPH Student Shabitha Alexander Earns Vartkess M. Balian Award, a University-Wide Award for Academic Excellence and Service to Community
Meghrigian Institute Concludes Project on Vision Related Quality of Life
School of public health conducts series of tobacco reducing actions

YEREVAN, Armenia – The Zvart Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) is pleased to share that they have received a 5-year award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Fogarty International Center (FIC), partnering with Emory University researchers Carla […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – From June to September 2017, the Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) of the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) implemented a comprehensive eye screening program among socially disadvantaged children, the older people and disabled adults living in Shirak and Lori regions.

From September 3-9, American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) Senior Researcher Dr. Arusyak Harutyunyan (MPH ‘09) participated in the 2017 European Regional Tobacco Control Leadership Program hosted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) in Kiev, Ukraine, for which she was nominated and competitively selected.

YEREVAN, Armenia – On September 22, 2017, the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) organized a public health seminar on “Innovation in Quality and Safety” featuring Professor the Lord Ara Darzi of Denham. AUA President Armen Der Kiureghian and SPH Dean Varduhi Petrosyan introduced Professor Darzi. Over […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (SPH) is proud to share that Dr. Nara Melikyan, a current Master of Public Health student, has been selected to join Epicentre as the Operational Research Coordinator for the endTB observational study. endTB is a four-year project funded by UNITAID and implemented by […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – Kristina Akopyan (MPH ’13), alumna of the American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH), has been awarded a scholarship to conduct a research project that aims to facilitate automatization of characteristics measurement in liver imaging in two-point Dixon and Multi-echo Dixon MRI sequencing techniques. The […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vahe Khachadourian as Assistant Professor at the Gerald & Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH). Vahe Khachadourian, MD, MPH is completing his PhD studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology. […]

On July 26 and 27,  the Nursing in Armenia project of the American University of Armenia’s (AUA) Zvart Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Developmentcontinued its contribution to strengthening the capacity of nurses through a workshop on Promoting Professional Organization of Nursing Practice among nurses in leadership positions in different inpatient healthcare facilities. Tina Baramakian designed […]

On August 1, Dr. Arusyak Harutyunyan, Senior Researcher at the Zvart Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) within the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH), was invited to speak at the Surgical Management of Lung Cancer: Modern Management international symposium.

In May-July of 2017, the Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) of the AUA Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health launched an eye screening and care program for family members of fallen soldiers and the socially vulnerable population living in Stepanakert, Artsakh.  Goyamart National Charitable Union and the Ministry of Health of the Republic […]

On June 20, 2017, the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health. The event was attended by the Turpanjian family, as well as faculty, staff, and students. The benefactors after whom the school is named, Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian, were unfortunately unable to […]

In May 2017, the American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) conducted a Quality of Care (QC) training for physicians practicing in rural Armenia within the scope of the Entrepreneurs in Healthcare (EIH) project. EIH is a component of the Turpanjian Rural Development Program (TRDP).

Հայաստանում ծխողների քանակը նվազեցնել կարող է ոչ միայն նոր օրենքների ընդունումը, այլեւ առաջնային օղակի բժիշկների ավելի արդյունավետ աշխատանքը։ Զարգացած մի շարք երկրներում հենց այդ մասնագետներն են իրենց հիվանդներին տեղեկացնում ծխելու վնասի մասին ու հենց նրանք էլ կարող են օգնել հիվանդներին ազատվել ծխախոտային կախվածությունից։

American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health’s (SPH) Zvart Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) Senior Researcher Arusyak Harutyunyan (MPH ’09), Research Assistants Armine Abrahamyan (MPH ’15), Zaruhi Grigoryan (MPH ’15), and Varduhi Hayrumyan (MPH ’16) were competitively selected to participate and present during the […]

Every year, on May 31, the world celebrates World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocates for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Tobacco – a threat to development.”

YEREVAN, Armenia – On May 12, Dr. Ara Tekian received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO). Dr. Tekian was instrumental in establishing the American University of Armenia’s (AUA) graduate program in public health in 1995 and remains engaged with the AUA Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School […]

Karine Minasyan (MPH ’15), alumna of the American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH), has been awarded a year-long research scholarship (2017/2018) to conduct the research project entitled “Study of Thyroid Dysfunction in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus” at the Department of Endocrinology, Charité University Hospital (Berlin, Germany).

Yerevan, Armenia – American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health’s (SPH) alumni Yelena Sardaryan (MPH ‘13), Dr. Zaruhi Arakelyan (MPH ‘16), and Dhamodharan Ramasamy (MPH ‘16) were competitively selected to make a presentation during the Empowerment of Girls and Women in Armenia conference. The conference was organized by AUA […]

YEREVAN, Armenia– In April 2017, the Health Systems and Reform, an open access peer-reviewed international journal, published the article “National Scale-Up of Results-Based Financing in Primary Health Care: The Case of Armenia”, which looked into the interaction of contextual factors, actors, and processes that contributed to the successful scale-up and integration of result based financing […]

PORTO, Portugal – American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health’s Zvart Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) Research Assistants Armine Abrahamyan (MPH ’15) and Varduhi Hayrumyan (MPH ’16) were competitively selected to participate and present during the 7th European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH) […]

Tatevik Hovakimyan, a second year student in the Master of Public Health Program (MPH) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) has been admitted to the two-year Master of Science Program in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). LSE is a leading public university […]

In December of 2016, the Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) embarked on a new project to provide eye care to diabetic patients in the Tavush province of Armenia. The project was dedicated to the late Gloria Meghrigian, wife of Garo Meghrigian, who passed in 2016. In lieu of flowers, Ms. Meghrigian’s daughter, […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) alumnus Mher Beglaryan (MPH ‘13) published an article entitled “Development of a tripolar model of technology acceptance: Hospital-based physicians’ perspective on EHR” in the International Journal of Medical Informatics. The article was based on his master’s thesis project.

YEREVAN, Armenia – Starting in 2015, the Zvart Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) of the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health collaborated with the National TB Control Center (NTCC) of the Ministry of Health and with financial support from the Armenian Medical Fund implemented the In-patient Tuberculosis (TB) […]

Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) conducted a project aimed at reducing the incidence of avoidable blindness and visual impairment among school children living in Kashatagh from fall 2016 to March 2017. Kashatagh is one of the eight provinces of Artsakh and the largest by area.  The living conditions and the situation in […]

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is proud to share that Sarah Ghazarian, a second year student in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, has been awarded the first place in a nationwide competition for “Best Student” among health professionals (masters level) in 2017 by the Republic of Armenia (RA) Ministry of Education and […]

YEREVAN, Armenia –On February 18, 2017, the RA Minister of Health Dr. Levon Altunyan and Chief of Staff Dr. Nelson Zuloyan visited the American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald & Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH). AUA President Armen Der Kiureghian and SPH Dean Varduhi Petrosyan greeted the Minister and the Chief of Staff, […]

Hackensack, New Jersey, USA: The ARF Dro Gomideh, the Armenian Medical Fund (AMF), the American Armenian Health Professionals Organization (AAHPO) and Dr. Greg Simonian from Hackensack University Medical Center organized a joint event in New Jersey, at Hackensack University Medical Center on February 3, 2017. Around 100 health professionals from New York and New Jersey […]

The American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health’s Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) is awarded competitive grant funding from the Global Bridges and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) to continue its work in the field of tobacco dependence treatment in Armenia. […]

The Voice of Armenians TV in New York covered the Panel Discussion “The State of Armenia’s Health Care 25 Years After Independence.” Dr. Varduhi Petrosyan, Dean of Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health, was one of the invited speakers for this event.

Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (MPH) Alumna Gohar Abelyan, MPH (2015), MSc has published her MPH thesis project in the Journal of Phlebology. Phlebology is the only English language journal entirely devoted to venous disease and is officially endorsed by the American College of Phlebology. This peer-reviewed journal publishes results of high […]

Aida Giloyan, MPH, Research Associate of Meghrigian Institute, Tsovinar Harutyunyan, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor at Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health, and Varduhi Petrosyan, MS, PhD, Professor and Dean of the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health recently published an article “Risk Factors for Developing Myopia among Schoolchildren in Yerevan and […]

Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) of Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health conducted a 4-day training on “Ophthalmic Diseases, Modern Diagnostic and Treatment Methods” among ophthalmologists and a 2-day training on “Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Ophthalmic Diseases” among ophthalmic nurses from nine marzes of Armenia in October and November […]

AUA MPH Alumnus Suren Galstyan, MS, MPH (2015) has published an article on barriers and facilitators of a hazard analysis critical control point based food safety management system (HACCP FSMS) adoption in the Armenian dairy industry in the internationally ranked peer-reviewed British Food Journal. The coauthor is Tsovinar Harutyunyan, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor at the […]

In December 2016, Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) of the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health distributed 100 eye glasses to the beneficiaries of the Armenian Caritas Day Care Centers for the Elderly in Gyumri and Gavar cities.

YEREVAN, Armenia – Second-year Master of Public Health (MPH) students from Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) delivered poster presentations describing their internship experiences at various public health related organizations in Armenia. This was the third poster conference organized for the MPH students. Dr. Tsovinar Harutyunyan is the internship coordinator.

In 2014, the American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (SPH) was one of the 19 organizations worldwide that was competitively awarded the 2-year grant to expand the work in the field of tobacco dependence treatment. The grant was presented by Global Bridges Healthcare Alliance for Tobacco Dependence Treatment and hosted by the Mayo Clinic and Pfizer […]

The American University of Armenia School of Public Health’s (AUA SPH) Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) presented its work at the 9th European Public Health Conference in Vienna, Austria, November 9-12, 2016 and the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Liverpool, the UK, October 26-29, 2016.

Yerevan, Armenia –  AUA School of Public Health organized a public health seminar with Dr. Haroutune Armenian. At the beginning of the seminar the Executive Director of the Association of Healthcare Organizers of Armenia Dr. Smbat Daghbashyan and the Director of the National Institute of Health Dr. Alexander Bazarchyan presented the special Award recognizing Dr. […]

Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) completed eye screenings among people who live in Vardenis Neuropsychological Retirement Home, which currently serves around 430 people that started in July 2016.  Only 299 people were able to participate in the detailed eye screenings.

YEREVAN, Armenia – The AUA School of Public Health’s Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) Research Assistants Armine Abrahamyan (MPH 2015) and Varduhi Hayrumyan (MPH 2016) were competitively selected to receive full scholarships to participate and present during the Tobacco Control Workshop for Health Professionals in Warsaw, Poland, October 25-26, 2016.       […]

Over the past 10 years, Dr. Bilezikian, Professor of Medicine and Vice-Chair for International Education and Research at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, has organized a symposium designed to provide doctors and other health care professionals with the most up-to-date information about osteoporosis.

YEREVAN, Armenia – On October 3 and 5, the Nursing in Armenia project of the AUA Center for Health Services Research and Development continued its outreach efforts with nurses and held a workshop on promoting healthy development among children with special needs. Ms. Marion M. Karian and Ms. Lilith Assadourian, child development specialists from California, […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – On October 13, the Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) of the School of Public Health distributed eye glasses to the beneficiaries of the Center for Social Services for Single Elderly and Disabled People in Yerevan to celebrate World Sight Day 2016. World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – On September 8th, 2016 the BioMed Central (BMC) Public Health, an open access peer-reviewed journal, published the article “Risk factors for children’s blood lead levels in metal mining and smelting communities in Armenia: a cross-sectional study”, which looked into the impact of environmental pollution with heavy metals through anthropogenic activities – metal […]

Yerevan– Referred to as “the jewel” of Chicago’s Armenian community, the late Zaven Kodjayan, owner of Zaven’s Restaurant, is remembered by loved ones for his generosity and dedication. Through the 27 years his restaurant thrived on Chicago’s Gold Coast, Zaven made a name for himself not only as an excellent restaurateur, but also as a […]

On June 13-16th the Nursing in Armenia project, a partnership between University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) and American University of Armenia School of Public Health (AUA SPH) continued its outreach efforts with nurses and nursing student and held a workshop on elder care at Nork Marash Medical Center (NMMC) and a workshop […]

Rochester, MN, USA – Senior Researcher Arusyak Harutyunyan, MD, MPH (2009) represented the AUA School of Public Health’s (SPH) Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) in the Global Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit 2016 that took place at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. The Global Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit brought together around 200 world […]

The American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (AUA SPH) hosted a two-day international conference on May 30-31, 2016 entitled “Nutrition Today Matters Tomorrow” with over 350 health professionals, program planners, and policy makers attending.

Copenhagen, Denmark – The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and the WHO Regional Office for Europe published books on Voluntary Health Insurance (VHI) in Europe: 1) Profiles of VHI in 34 countries in the WHO European Region – 27 out of 28 Member States of the European Union (EU), Armenia, Georgia, Iceland, Norway, […]