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  • Public Health Mourns the Passing of Representative K. Mark Takai

    Posted Jul 20, 2016 at 1:08pm

    The Office of Public Health Studies was saddened to learn of the death of Representative K. Mark Takai, who represented Hawai‘i’s first district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Representative Takai was an alumnus of the University of Hawai‘i School of Public Health, graduating with his Masters of Public Health in Health Education in December 1993. He was always interested in political leadership, and served in leadership positions at the University of Hawai‘i before seeking office in the Hawai‘i State Legislature and then in Congress.

    As a lifelong public servant, Mark exemplified public health values of cooperation, collaboration, and empowerment. He advocated for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and veterans, and he helped to preserve the Affordable Care Act.

    The public health community recognizes his contributions and will miss him greatly. Our hearts are with his family at this difficult time. 

  • Congratulations to our undergraduates who presented at the Spring 2016 Honors Showcase!

    Posted May 10, 2016 at 9:24am

    Seven of our BA Public Health students who will be graduating this month presented their Applied Learning Experience final projects and five students presented their Applied Learning Experience proposals at the Spring 2016 Honors Showcase on Friday, May 6, 2016. 

  • Public Health Undergraduates Swept the Social Sciences Category at the Honors Showcase

    Posted May 6, 2016 at 1:56pm

    Congratulations to BA Public Health students Sasha Madan and Chevelle Davis for their First Place and Honorable Mention awards in the completed project, Social Sciences category at the Honors Undergraduate Showcase on May 6, 2016!

  • Spring 2016 Honor Ceremony

    Posted May 6, 2016 at 11:44am

    Congratulations to our Spring 2016 graduates and scholarship award recipients!

     

  • Spring 2016 OPHS Undergraduate Summit a Success!

    Posted May 2, 2016 at 11:43am

    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. 

  • Congratulations to our Social and Behavioral Health Science Faculty, Dr. Claudio Nigg

    Posted Apr 6, 2016 at 9:37am

    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.

  • Congratulations to our epidemiology faculty, Dr. Eric Hurwitz

    Posted Mar 25, 2016 at 1:11pm

    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."

  • Undergraduates Share Their Final and Proposal Posters at the Fall 2015 Undergraduate Summit

    Posted Dec 4, 2015 at 11:37am

    The Fall 2015 OPHS Undergraduate Summit was by all accounts a great 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 44 students presenting in total (24 proposals and 20 final projects), including 12 students graduating later this month, 9 Honors students, and 2 CHL Scholars. Of the final projects, 6 of them took place internationally and among the proposals, 3 are developing global health projects.

  • World Spine Care clinic

    OPHS PhD Chair Creates Sustainable Model of Spine Care in Underserved Communities

    Posted Nov 23, 2015 at 10:17am

    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.

  • OPHS Students Present Posters at Hawai‘i Public Health Association Conference

    Posted Oct 12, 2015 at 7:27am

    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

     

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