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. 

Seven BA public health students and one MPH candidate proudly shared their capstone project proposal posters with participants at the 2015 Hawaii Public Health Association Conference held on Friday, October 9th at the Hawaii Convention Center. Many of these students will be presenting their final capstone results and outcomes at the upcoming Fall 2015 OPHS Undergraduate Summit on December 3rd.

HPHA Conference Presenters


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 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). 


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