Ribbon-Cutting of Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health
Strengthening the Nursing Profession in Armenia: Theory and Practice in Cardiovascular Nursing
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
AUA President Emeritus Haroutune Armenian Speaks about Institution Building and Paradigm Shift in Health Services in Armenia

YEREVAN, Armenia – On July 27, 2018, the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) organized a public health seminar led by Professor Robert S. H. Istepanian, an honorary visiting professor at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London. Professor Istepanian opened the seminar […]

YEREVAN, Armenia ‒ From April to July 2018, the Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) of the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) conducted its annual eye screening program among socially vulnerable children and children with hearing disorders.

A total of 360 people were screened from July 2 to 14, among which were Artsakh War veterans and their family members.

YEREVAN, Armenia – On June 28, 2018, the Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) organized a public health seminar titled “Childhood Obesity: A Pandemic Health Crisis.” The seminar was led by Annette Besnilian, EdD, MPH, RDN, FAND, who is the Executive Director of the Marilyn Magaram Center and […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – On July 11, 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia (RA), in collaboration with the Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) of the American University of Armenia (AUA), started a series of public discussions with the community of health professionals to understand the strategic priorities from the perspective of […]

MADRID, Spain ‒ From June 14 to 16, Senior Researcher Dr. Arusyak Harutyunyan (MPH ’09), Research Associates Gohar Abelyan (MPH ’15) and Zaruhi Grigoryan (MPH ’15), and Research Assistant Varduhi Hayrumyan (MPH ’16) from the Zvart Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) at the American University of Armenia (AUA) Turpanjian School […]

YEREVAN, Armenia ‒ On June 8, 2018, the Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) of the American University of Armenia (AUA), in collaboration with Nork Marash Medical Center, held a nursing conference titled “Theory and Practice in Cardiovascular Nursing.” The main purpose of the conference was bringing up-to-date and evidence-based knowledge to nurses from Armenia […]

ARTASHAT, Armenia ‒ On June 2, 2018, the opening ceremony of a dental clinic took place in the town of Artashat. Dr. Haroutune Armenian, the Chair of the Turpanjian Rural Development Program (TRDP) of the American University of Armenia (AUA), participated in the opening ceremony.

The American University of Armenia (AUA) Turpanjian School of Public Health’s Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) with support from Global Bridges and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) continues  to expand its work in the field of tobacco dependence treatment by addressing tobacco use among tuberculosis (TB) patients.

ARMAVIR, Armenia ‒ In June 2018, Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) of the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s Turpanjian School of Public Health completed the eye screening program among patients with diabetes living in Armavir province of Armenia.

[Kentron TV] A training program for integrating tobacco control measures into tuberculosis control in Armenia initiated by AUA’s CHSR and Global Bridges healthcare initiative was in the spotlight [6:05-13:25].

The extension of TRDP Entrepreneurs in Health Program, the scarcity of healthcare personnel in marzes was on the agenda among other issues.

Lena Nanushyan earned her Master of Public Health degree from AUA in 2005.

YEREVAN, Armenia ‒ Dr. Arusyak Harutyunyan, MD, MPH, Senior Researcher and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH), was invited to Armenia TV’s morning program Good Morning to reflect on the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) and discus the tobacco control efforts in Armenia.

The Choose Your University radio program hosts the dean, researchers and students from AUA’s Turpanjian School of Public Health, who discuss the opportunities, privileges and characteristics of MPH program.

The American University of Armenia (AUA) Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) recently published an article titled “Family-Based Tuberculosis Counseling Supports Directly Observed Therapy in Armenia: A Pilot Project”  in the Journal of Tuberculosis Research, one of the peer-reviewed scientific journals in the field of Tuberculosis (TB).

[Journal of Geochemical Exploration] The publication is entitled: “Assessment of residential soil contamination with arsenic and lead in mining and smelting towns of northern Armenia.”

The Commonwealth Fund interviewed Dr. Armenian about his fascinating and long career in academia and government in the U.S., Lebanon, and Armenia, among other countries.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa ‒ Two researchers from the Zvart Avedisian Onanian Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR), the American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH), Armine Abrahamyan (MPH ’15) and Varduhi Hayrumyan (MPH ’16), were competitively selected to receive full scholarships to participate and present […]

The American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) recently published an article entitled “Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 23 Years After the 1988 Spitak Earthquake in Armenia” in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, one of the highly ranked peer-reviewed scientific journals in the field of traumatic stress.

NEW JERSEY, USA ‒ The Armenian American Health Professionals Organization (AAHPO) sponsored a two-day weekend workshop on Diaspora efforts to improve healthcare in Armenia on February 23-24, 2018. President Emeritus of the American University of Armenia (AUA) and board member Dr. Haroutune Armenian was invited to be the keynote speaker for the event which took […]

YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) is proud to share that Dr. Kristine Poghosyan, a second-year student in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, was awarded the first place in a nationwide competition for “Best Student” among health professionals (masters level) in 2018 by the Republic of Armenia (RA) Ministry of […]

Balu Rajan and Shabitha Alexander sat in the bright July sunlight on the grounds of their alma mater, the American University of Armenia (AUA), looking quite content. They are both graduates of AUA’s Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH); Balu is also a graduate of AUA’s MBA program. The newlyweds had recently […]

[NewYorkTimes] “It’s the prices, stupid,” written in 2003 by Uwe Reinhardt, Gerard Anderson, Peter Hussey and AUA’s Varduhi Petrosyan, found that people in the United States typically use about the same amount of health care services as those from other wealthy countries, but pay much more for it.

[168.am] “The education I received at AUA’s School of Public Health has been very important for me, not only in terms of the knowledge and skills gained there, but also the atmosphere, the opportunities and the values provided,” said Minasyan.

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).