Announcements (all)

  • The Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine & Public Health invites students and professionals at public health, medical, nursing, pharmacy, and dental schools or programs to enter its 2nd Annual Writing Contest. Submissions must be original works related to the practice of medicine or public health, witha focus on the Hawaiian Islands or Pacific Rim Region.

    Eligibility:

    • The contest is open to students and professionals at public health, medical, nursing, pharmacy, and dental schools or programs.

    • Undergraduates, Graduate students (masters- and doctoral-level students), and Post-Graduates (postdoctoral fellows and residents) may apply.

    Note: Consideration may be given to applicants in other disciplines. Individuals not currently enrolled in a qualifying program but who completed one of the programs within the last 12 months may submit their work for consideration.

    Prize:
    Up to three cash prizes in the amount of $500.
    Winners will have their photographs featured along with their works in a future issue of HJM&PH.

    Contest opens on August 1, 2016
    Deadline is December 30, 2016

    See our 2015 Contest winners: http://hjmph.org/contest2015.htm. More information can also be found at www.hjmph.org/contest.

    - Posted 2 months ago

  • Please join us as our undergraduate students present their Applied Learning Experience (APLE) project posters at the OPHS Undergraduate Summit on Thursday, April 28. This event will be held in the Biomedical Sciences Building, D-Courtyard from 4:00-5:00 PM (proposal project posters) and 5:00-6:00 PM (final project posters).

    - Posted 4 months ago

  • Delta Omega will hold it's annual Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM in Biomed B-103.

    This year's lecture will be given by Karina Walters, MSW, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Washington. Take this wonderful opportunity to meet and hear from Dr. Walters.  Reception to follow.  Campus parking is $6.

    For more information and to RSVP please contact Professor Al Katz: katz@hawaii.edu.

    - Posted 4 months ago

  • John McComas and Christine Kobayashi established this endowed fellowship to offer financial support to students pursuing a graduate degree in public health at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  The selected recipient(s) will receive up to $1,200 for costs associated with attendance or for expenses related to research and travel.

    Applicant Criteria:

    • Classified graduate student enrolled for spring 2016 in a public health degree program at UH Mānoa.
    • Satisfactory progress toward degree as determined by the selection committee.
    • Financial need shall be a criterion in making this award, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines.
    • Registering for full-time status—8+ credits (6 credits for GAs) of public health degree-related coursework, or one credit of PH 800—in fall 2016.

    Preference:

    • Self-identified commitment to remain in Hawai‘i to pursue a career after graduating from the program.
    • Peace Corps volunteer as self-identified.

    Application Requirements:

    • A letter of application addressing the scholarship criteria, including a brief statement explaining why you should be selected for the award and how the scholarship funds would be utilized. Include academic and practical accomplishments as well as future goals and aspirations.
    • If relevant, provide a list of publications (conference proceedings, reports, articles), presentations (local, national, international) and awards.
    • Awardee(s) will be required to sign a statement confirming that he/she will register for a full-time course load in fall 2016.

    Applications must be received by Friday, April 8, 2016

    Submit all application materials to:
    Office of Public Health Student Academic Services (OPHSAS) at ophsas@hawaii.edu.

    - Posted 5 months ago

  • Dr. Pauline George Stitt began her career as a pediatrician in New York. During World War II, Dr. Stitt came to Hawai‘i to work as a physician at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. She later went on to serve at a number of prestigious colleges and organizations, including Howard University College of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. Following her return to Hawai‘i, Dr. Stitt was appointed Professor of Public Health at UH Mānoa in 1972 and later served as chair of the Maternal and Child Health specialization.

    The Office of Public Health Studies offers the following two awards created in honor of Dr. Stitt:

    OPHS is pleased to recognize an outstanding individual from among its student body by presenting him or her with the 40th Annual Pauline Stitt Outstanding Public Health Graduate Student Award. This award was first presented in 1976. We ask each specialization/program and the Hui to nominate their top graduate or doctoral student(s) for this award. Nominees should be asked to provide supporting information about their performance in each of the four criterion areas (see award criteria below).  The selected student’s name will be inscribed on the Pauline Stitt Outstanding Student plaque and the student will also receive a $500 honorarium.

    The Pauline Stitt Scholarship, first awarded in 2014, is intended to foster a spirit of excellence similar to that which Dr. Stitt cultivated in so many people whom she touched in her long and distinguished career. Each specialization/program and the Hui is asked to nominate a current public health graduate or doctoral student with a high level of academic achievement who will continue their enrollment in our program in Fall 2016.  Nominees should be asked to provide supporting information about their performance in each of the four criterion areas (see below).  The selected student will receive a $500 scholarship for the Fall 2016 semester.

    The Student Affairs Committee will review the nominations submitted and select the top candidate for each award based on the following criteria:

    • Scholarship (50%): GPA, publications, etc. To place GPA in a broader context, please include information on workload (#credits/sem, FT/PT work hours).
    • Governance (20%): Serve as student representative on OPHS Committees; UHM Committees (GSO).
    • Student/Professional Activities (20%): Involvement in student organizations & activities (Hui Ola Pono, intramural sports); professional activities (HPHA, etc.).
    • Community Service (10%): Voluntary, not field placement or paid employment (Health Fair, Red Cross, Legislature, Aloha United Way, etc.).
    • Stitt Scholarship only: Continued enrollment in the public health program in Fall 2016.

    Submit letters of nomination and supporting documents to OPHSAS, Biomed D-204 / ophsas@hawaii.edu by April 8, 2016.

    - Posted 5 months ago

  • Nominations are being accepted from students and faculty for the Koseki Award for Excellence in Community Service. Dr. Lawrence K. Koseki was a faculty member of the University of Hawai‘i School of Public Health from 1973 to 1975 and again from 1986 to 1995. However, his career in public service spanned over 36 years. During this time he shared his expertise with over 85 local, national, and international organizations devoted to improving the health and well-being of others.

    Part of Dr. Koseki’s great contribution to this community was the outstanding support and wisdom he provided for many of the programs in which he participated. He was a role model, a teacher, a friend, a supporter of individuals, and a good human being. He left behind many people whose lives have been enriched on many levels – academically, personally and spiritually.

    The Office of Public Health Studies wishes to recognize a public health student each year who most exemplifies Dr. Koseki’s passion for community service. Selection will be based on materials submitted by the nominator, reflecting the categories listed below:

    • ŸService to Individual (tutoring, peer counseling, mentoring)
    • ŸService to Organizations (community groups, agencies, church, school)
    • Service in Public Policy (legislative, media)

    The recipient will receive a certificate and an honorarium.

    Please submit your award nomination letter detailing the service record of the person you are nominating to the Student Affairs Committee, c/o Office of Public Health Student Academic Services, Biomed D-204. Nominations may also be submitted electronically to ophsas@hawaii.edu.

    Nominations must be received by Friday, April 8, 2016.

    - Posted 5 months ago

  • We are now accepting applications for the Elmer J. Anderson Professional Travel Award. The application deadline is Monday, March 28, 2016. Applicants who are selected as finalists for this award must present their papers at an OPHS colloquium on Thursday, April 14, 12 Noon - 1:30 pm.

    This award is exclusively for public health students who have a professional paper accepted for presentation at a national or international public health meeting. Applicants must be current, classified UHM graduate or doctoral students pursuing the MPH, MS, DrPH or PhD degree in the Office of Public Health Studies. The award money is to be used to defray travel costs and/or pay for meeting registration fees (up to $1,000).

    Interested applicants must submit the following items:

    1. Proof of invitation to present at a conference.
    2. Your conference abstract.
    3. A letter of application which includes:
    • Your role in the project that is the subject of the presentation.
    • An explanation on why attending the conference is important to you.
    • A brief note about your financial need.

    Those who are selected as finalists for this award will be notified no later than Monday, April 4, 2016. 

    Address application materials to the Elmer J. Anderson Professional Travel Award Committee in care of the Office of Public Health Student Academic Services (OPHSAS). Items may be submitted via email to ophsas@hawaii.edu or in person at Biomed D-204.

    - Posted 5 months ago

  • The Hawai‘i Chapter of Delta Omega invites all interested Public Health Master and Doctoral Students to submit an abstract for the National Delta Omega Poster Contest Display at the APHA 2016 annual meeting in Denver. Students whose work is selected for a national award will receive a $350 cash prize from the national Delta Omega Honor Society, which the OPHS will match for a total of $700. Student awards will be made during the Delta Omega Social Hour. In addition, students will have the opportunity to present their poster during the APHA scientific poster sessions. Student abstracts will also be published on the Delta Omega National Webpage.

    All abstracts must be submitted via email for consideration to katz@hawaii.edu by 17:00 (5:00 pm) Friday, April 1, 2016. No late or incomplete submissions will be accepted or considered.

    See the Delta Omega Student Abstract Announcement and Delta Omega Abstract Submission Guideline documents for more details.

    Students from our department have been national Delta Omega student poster contest award winners for 7 of the past 8 years. We look forward to your submissions.

    Please contact Dr. Katz if you have any questions.

    - Posted 6 months ago

  • Dr. Pauline George Stitt began her career as a pediatrician in New York. During World War II, Dr. Stitt came to Hawai‘i to work as a physician at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. She later went on to serve at a number of prestigious colleges and organizations, including Howard University College of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. Following her return to Hawai‘i, Dr. Stitt was appointed Professor of Public Health at UH Mānoa in 1972 and later served as chair of the Maternal and Child Health specialization. The Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS) offers this scholarship created in honor of Dr. Stitt.

    The Pauline Stitt Scholarship, first awarded in 2014, is intended to foster a spirit of excellence similar to that which Dr. Stitt cultivated in so many people whom she touched in her long and distinguished career. Each specialization/program and the Hui is asked to nominate a current public health graduate or doctoral student with a high level of academic achievement who will continue their enrollment in our program in Fall 2016.  Nominees should be asked to provide supporting information about their performance in each of the four criterion areas (see below).  The selected student will receive a $500 scholarship for the Fall 2016 semester.

    The Student Affairs Committee will review the nominations submitted and select the top candidate based on the following criteria:

    • Scholarship (50%): GPA, publications, etc. To place GPA in a broader context, please include information on workload (#credits/sem, FT/PT work hours).
    • Governance (20%): Serve as student representative on OPHS Committees; UHM Committees (GSO).
    • Student/Professional Activities (20%): Involvement in student organizations & activities (Hui Ola Pono, intramural sports); professional activities (HPHA, etc.).
    • Community Service (10%): Voluntary, not field placement or paid employment (Health Fair, Red Cross, Legislature, Aloha United Way, etc.).
    • Continued enrollment in the public health program in Fall 2016.

    SUBMIT LETTERS OF NOMINATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO OPHSAS, BIOMED D-204/OPHSAS@HAWAII.EDU BY MARCH 1, 2016.

    - Posted 9 months ago

  • Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-17 Chin Sik and Hyun Sook Chung Memorial Award. This award was established as a lasting tribute to the late Dr. Chin Sik Chung, a Professor at the School of Public Health from 1965-1995, and Hyun Sook Chung, his beloved wife of 51 years. The award (up to $1,500) is to be used to cover travel expenses incurred while working “on the ground” in international public health settings.

    To apply, you must be a full-time or part-time classified public health graduate student at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in Spring 2016 who has been accepted to participate in an international practicum/training experience. The practicum must take place between the start of Summer 2015 and the end of Summer 2016. Priority will be given to sites with active exchange agreements with the Office of Public Health Studies. Recipients will be selected based on academic excellence, financial need, and placement quality as determined by the selection committee. Financial need shall be a criterion in making this award although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines.

    Submit the following items to the Office of Public Health Student Academic Services Office (OPHSAS) via email (ophsas@hawaii.edu) or in person (Biomed D-204):

    • A letter of application (no more than two pages) addressing the award criteria, including a brief financial statement.
    • Authorization for OPHSAS to release your UHM transcripts and GPA to the Award Committee.

    If selected to receive this award, you will be required to submit a completed copy of your Form 15 or IRB application prior to fund distribution.

    THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2016.

    - Posted 9 months ago

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