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October 2015

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Announcements (recent)

  • We are now accepting applications for the Elmer J. Anderson Professional Travel Award. The application deadline is Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Applicants who are selected as finalists for this award must present their papers at an OPHS colloquium on Thursday, October 22nd, 12 Noon - 1:30 pm.

    This award is exclusively for public health students who have a professional paper accepted for presentation at a national or international public health meeting. Applicants must be current, classified UHM graduate or doctoral students pursuing the MPH, MS, DrPH or PhD degree in the Office of Public Health Studies. The award money is to be used to defray travel costs and/or pay for meeting registration fees (up to $1,000).

    Interested applicants must submit the following items:

    Proof of invitation to present at a conference. Your conference abstract. A letter of application which includes: Your role in the project that is the subject of the presentation. An explanation on why attending the conference is important to you. A brief note about your financial need.

    Those who are selected as finalists for this award will be notified no later than Monday, October 12, 2015. 

    Address application materials to the Elmer J. Anderson Professional Travel Award Committee in care of the Office of Public Health Student Academic Services (OPHSAS). Items may be submitted via email to or in person at Biomed D-204.

    - Posted 2 weeks ago

  • Our Admissions page, including the program information and application materials will be available by October 15. Please be sure to review the information and download the 2016-2017 application when it is available.

    - Posted 3 weeks ago

  • Submissions must be original research works related to the practice of medicine or public health, with a focus on the Hawaiian Islands or Pacific Rim region.   Eligibility:

    The contest is open to students and professionals at public health, medical, nursing, pharmacy, and dental schools or programs. Undergraduates, Graduate students (masters- and doctoral-level students), and Post-Graduates (postdoctoral fellows and residents) may apply.

      Note: Consideration may be given to applicants in other disciplines. Individuals not currently enrolled in a qualifying program but who completed one of the programs within the last 12 months may submit their work for consideration.   Prize: Up to three cash prizes in the amount of $500. Winners will have their photographs featured along with their works in a future issue of HJM&PH.   Opens: August 3, 2015 Deadline: December 7, 2015   More information can also be found at

    - Posted 3 months ago

  • We are pleased to announce that our Public Health Program has been reaccredited by CEPH for a seven-year term, extending to July 1, 2022.

    - Posted 3 months ago

  • Delta Omega will hold its annual Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM in Biomed B-103.

    This year's Distinguished Lecture award goes to Lars Alfredsson, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology and Head, Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Alfredsson's lecture is entitled, “Epidemiology as a tool to understand interactions between exposure, genetics, and immunophenotype: examples from rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis."

    We will also be holding an induction ceremony of new members at this event.

    Take this wonderful opportunity to meet and hear from this renowned scientist and speaker.  Reception to follow.  Campus parking is $6.

    For more information and to RSVP please contact Professor Al Katz:

    - Posted 5 months ago

Events (upcoming)

News (recent)

  • Welcome New Graduate Students!

    We welcomed our new incoming graduate students at orientation today. Students began their studies for the Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS), Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. 

    - Posted Monday, August 17

  • E-book Highlights Undergraduate Public Health Education

    Congratulations to Denise Nelson-Hurwitz, PhD, and Michelle Tagorda, MPH, on contributing to the publication Undergraduate Education for Public Health in the United States. Faculty from accredited schools and programs across the nation contributed to the 20 chapters. The purpose of the book is to describe current curricular approaches to undergraduate education for public health and to facilitate analysis and discussion of what makes quality education and builds a competent workforce. The articles address wide-ranging topics: the history of undergraduate public health education, recent development of accreditation criteria, description of specific programs, broader curriculum issues, and the evolving career opportunities in public health. The article contributed by Dr. Nelson-Hurwitz and Ms. Tagorda discusses the development of the undergraduate Applied Learning Experience. The free publication may be found at

    - Posted Monday, July 20

  • Public Health Undergraduates Ranked High at Spring Undergraduate Honors Showcase

    Congratulations to B.A. Public Health students Abigail Sy, Michelle Tong, and Sally Voss for their great accomplishments at the Undergraduate Honors Showcase this May. Within the Social Sciences category, Sally Voss placed first in oral presentations of project proposals for her project on “Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Among At-Risk Adults in Nanchang, China," and Michelle Tong received an Honorable Mention for the oral presentation of her project proposal on “Effects of Health Literacy on Cardiovascular Disease in Chinese Americans.” Abigail Sy received the first place prize for poster presentations in Social Sciences for her project proposal, “Underrepresented Ethnicities in the Physician Workforce: Filipinos in Hawai‘i.” Congratulations to these outstanding students for their excellent representation of undergraduate public health!

    - Posted Friday, June 5

  • Hui Ola Pono Year in Review

    The Hui was busy during the 2014-2015 academic year. The fall semester started out with a welcome BBQ and they ended the spring semester with fun at the beach. Watch the video for highlights of their year.

    - Posted Thursday, May 21

  • 2015 Delta Omega Induction Ceremony and Distinguished Lecture

    The 2015 Delta Omega Induction Ceremony and Distinguished Lecture was held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Congratulations to inductees, Lehua Choy, graduating with her DrPH, Jessica Fabrigas, Samantha Kodama, and Michelle Tagorda, graduating with their MPH, and Reni Soon, MD, MPH, alumni, who were selected for their academic excellence and contributions to public health. 

    Distinguished lecturer, Dr. Lars Alfredsson, from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden presented a talk on "Epidemiology as a tool to understand interactions between exposure, genetics, and immunophenotype" with examples from rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Representatives from Karolinska also visited OPHS to discuss possibilities for joint research projects and student and faculty exchange. 

    - Posted Friday, May 15