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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 2015 annual meeting in Chicago. Students whose work is selected for a national award will receive a $350 cash prize from the national Delta Omega Honor Society, which the DPHS 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) on Friday, April 17, 2015. 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 the past 7 years. Let’s make it 8 years in a row! We look forward to your submissions.

Please contact Dr. Katz if you have any questions.

Takeshi Tanigawa, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Graduate School of Medicine, and Chair of Department of Public Health at Juntendo University. He has worked as an occupational physician at the Daiichi and Daini Fukushima nuclear power plants at the Tokyo Electric Power Company for over 20 years. Dr. Tanigawa was brought in to support and administrate mental health care for the power plant workers after the accident of the Daiichi nuclear power plant after the Great East Japan Earthquake in March, 2011 and he presented a part of the findings in the JAMA (Psychological distress in workers at the Fukushima nuclear power plants. 2012; 308: 667-669). 

Native and immigrant communities are among those most impacted by obesity, diabetes and related disease. Growing, cooking together and eating certain traditional foods are often integral to culture and key to social cohesion and community health. Yet these communities often have less-than-healthy food environments, where policies and other default conditions make access to highly processed, fatty and sugary non-traditional foods more available. Chronic disease prevention in native or immigrant communities is inseparable from food sovereignty, in the eyes of many. In a webinar moderated by Dr Maile Taualii, hear perspectives on food, sovereignty and health from our speakers of the Muckleshoot (WA), Anishinabe (MN), and Tohono O’odham (AZ) nations.

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September 23rd, 2014:  9am HT/12pm MT/2pm CT/3pm ET

This lecture will introduce into the current work of the Division of Physical Activity and Public Health/Institute of Sport Science and Sport at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. This institution has a comprehensive record as coordinator of international research projects funded by the European Commission and recently became the first WHO Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity and Public Health in Europe.    Its main research focus in on PA policy implementation, PA infrastructure development, and community-based PA promotion. The lecture intends to provide an overview and to give few examples of the different approaches employed by this unit.    

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