Research

Research

An Application to the ALSPAC and RAINE Cohort Studies

Obesity in children and adolescents is a serious issue with many health and social consequences that continue into adulthood. Implementing early intervention programs and getting a better understanding of children's BMI growth is important for controlling the obesity epidemic. The Fat Mass and Obesity (FTO) gene has been linked with obesity in large populations of adults and children in a recent series of genome-wode association studies and a longer duration of breatfeeding has been found to be associated with a lower risk of being overweight later in life.

Examining How Barriers to Service Utilization and Poor Quality of Care Affect Obstetrical and HIV Treatment Outcomes and What Can Be Done About Them

In this presentation, Dr. Catherine Pirkle describes how barriers to health service utilization and poor quality of care affect several obstetrical and HIV treatment outcomes in French-speaking West Africa. 

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 APHA 2014 in New Orleans.  Students whose work is selected will receive a $350 cash prize from the national Delta Omega, which the DPHS will match for a total of $700. Student awards will be made during the Delta Omega Social Hour, which will be held on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. 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.

Abstracts that have already been submitted to other APHA sessions (poster or oral) will not be accepted. Submitters must withdraw their abstracts from other sessions in order to be considered for the Delta Omega Poster Session. If you have any questions regarding this or would like to withdraw a previously submitted abstract, contact Heather Ward.

All abstracts must be submitted via email for consideration to katz@hawaii.edu by Friday, April 4, 2014.  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.

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Students from our department have been national Delta Omega student poster contest award winners for the past 6 years.  Let’s make it 7 years in a row!  We look forward to your submissions.

Please contact Dr. Katz if you have any questions.

This past Fall, Wolters Kluwer Health, in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), published ACSMʻs Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise, which explores the latest scientific findings on eliciting the behavior changes needed to truly make and remain committed to a healthy lifestyle.

Abstract: School Health is a priority intervention in developing countries. Children of school-going age (ages 5-15 years) form a very high proportion of India’s population, both in rural and in urban areas. It is, therefore, important that the physical and mental health of this segment of the population should be the concern of all those responsible for ensuring the health of the people. 

This seminar will provide an overview of the organization and functions of Hawai‘i Environmental and Public Health Laboratories. Illustrations will include rapid screens for novel agents, detection of emerging drug resistance, providing outbreak response, and ensuring pandemic preparedness.

In some communities in Hawaiʻi, 35.99% of residents report low health literacy, which means that they may struggle to understand basic health information. In other communities, only 5.37% report low health literacy. According to a recent study at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa' s Office of Public Health Studies, led by Dr. Tetine Sentell, these percentages matter for individual health.  Those who live in communities where many people report low health literacy have, on average, worse health than people who live in communities where few residents report low health literacy.

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