Ribbon-Cutting of Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health
Framework for Professional Nursing Practices: Reaching Nurse Managers from Yerevan Inpatient Healthcare Facilities
Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham Presents on Innovation in Quality and Safety
Dr. Arusyak Harutyunyan (MPH ‘09) Participates in Tobacco Control Leadership Program Organized by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Meghrigian Institute Continues its Work with Disadvantaged Population Groups
Improving Nursing Education, Practice and Policy in Armenia
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

YEREVAN, Armenia – From November 28-30, Shahane Mnatsakanyan, a 2017 alumna from the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health, presented part of her thesis project at the MediPIET (Mediterranean Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training) annual scientific conference in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of this year’s conference was “Regional […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – From November 13-15, American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) Researcher Armine Abrahamyan (MPH ‘15) represented the SPH at the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) capacity building event in Tallinn, Estonia. Abrahamyan participated in the General Assembly of full ENSP members and […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – Second-year Master of Public Health (MPH) students from the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) recently delivered poster presentations describing their internship experiences at various public health related organizations in Armenia. This was the fourth poster conference organized for MPH students. Dr. Tsovinar Harutyunyan […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) is proud to share that a paper co-authored by Dr. Varduhi Petrosyan, dean of the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health, was featured in a recent Vox article about Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, one of the co-authors of the article and a prominent Princeton University […]

Stockholm, Sweden – The American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) is proud to share that Dr. Monica Steffi Thomas (MPH ‘17) was awarded Best Oral Presentation at the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) Young Researchers Forum, a pre-conference event at the […]

On November 16, researchers Varduhi Hayrumyan and Zaruhi Grigoryan from the American University of Armenia (AUA) Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) within the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) were invited toArmenian Public Radio’s morning program (Առավոտը Հանրայինում, starts at 24:30) to speak about the importance of quitting smoking and to provide […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) recently published an article entitled, “Assessment of residential soil contamination with arsenic and lead in mining and smelting towns of northern Armenia” in the Journal of Geochemical Exploration, one of the highly-ranked peer-reviewed scientific journals in the field of economic […]

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – From November 1-4, researchers and graduates from the American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) presented their work at the 10th European Public Health Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference brought together over 2000 public health professionals from around the world under the theme “Sustaining […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – On November 6, 2017, The Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health organized a public health seminar which was led by Kent Garber, MD, MPH, who presented on How Journalists Think; as a former journalist and a physician with public health background he knows well both sides and provided tips to the […]

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) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) held a series of short trainings for physicians from Armenia’s marzes and the Republic of Artsakh on the basics of evidence-based tobacco […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health’s Tsovinar Harutyunyan, MPH, PhD, Aida Giloyan, MPH, and Varduhi Petrosyan, MS, PhD, have recently published an article titled “Factors associated with vision-related quality of life among adult population living in Nagorno Karabagh” in the peer-reviewed international journal Public […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – On October 12, the Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) of the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health organized eye screenings among disadvantaged children living in Gyumri and Shirak regions in honor of World Sight Day 2017. World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness held on […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – On October 12, a day that marks National No Tobacco Day, Dr. Arusyak Harutyunyan, MD, MPH, and senior researcher at the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s 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 on Armenian […]

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 […]