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The Spring 2016 OPHS Undergraduate Summit was a success. This event was a poster presentation of project proposals from 4-5pm and final projects from 5-6pm for their Applied Learning Experience (a BA Public Health degree requirement). 

There were 56 students presenting in total (38 proposals and 18 final projects), including 18 students graduating later this month and 16 Honors students. 

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).

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).

Karina Walters, MSW, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Washington will give a lecture, "Isht Ahalaya-Loving Responsibility: Transcending Historical Trauma in Indigenous Communities"

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.

Claudio Nigg, PhD, was honored at the Society of Behavioral Medicine meeting held March 30 - April 2, 2016 in Washington, DC, with the Research to Practice Award, which recognizes exemplary work in translating behavioral medicine research into practical application, dissemination, or implementation.

Eric Hurwitz, DC, PhD, and his colleagues were awarded a clinical research paper award at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Education Conference and Research Agenda Conference held March 17-19, 2016 in Orlando, Florida for their work on "Integrative acupuncture and chiropractic care versus either alone for low back pain: a randomized controlled trial."

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.

World Spine Care clinic

OPHS PhD epidemiology chair and professor, Eric Hurwitz, PhD, highlights development of sustainable model of spine care in underserved communities in 'Creating a sustainable model of spine care in underserved communities' discussing global health work being conducted through non-profit organization, World Spine Care. Dr. Hurwitz also serves as the co-chair of World Spine Care’s Research Committee, coordinating research projects being conducting in clinics located in Botswana, India, and the Dominican Republic through collaborations with researchers in Canada, Denmark, India, France, and across the United States. For more information about WSC “like” them on Facebook and check out their videos on YouTube.

Please join us for our Fall 2015 Undergraduate Summit. 

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