Public Health Pulse (news, events, announcements)
The Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine & Public Health invites students and professionals at public health, medical, nursing, pharmacy, and dental schools or programs to enter its 2nd Annual Writing Contest. Submissions must be original works related to the practice of medicine or public health, witha focus on the Hawaiian Islands or Pacific Rim Region.
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.
Contest opens on August 1, 2016 Deadline is December 30, 2016
- Posted 2 months ago
Please join us as our undergraduate students present their Applied Learning Experience (APLE) project posters at the OPHS Undergraduate Summit on Thursday, April 28. This event will be held in the Biomedical Sciences Building, D-Courtyard from 4:00-5:00 PM (proposal project posters) and 5:00-6:00 PM (final project posters).
- Posted 4 months ago
Delta Omega will hold it's annual Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM in Biomed B-103.
This year's lecture will be given by Karina Walters, MSW, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Washington. Take this wonderful opportunity to meet and hear from Dr. Walters. Reception to follow. Campus parking is $6.
For more information and to RSVP please contact Professor Al Katz: email@example.com.
- Posted 4 months ago
John McComas and Christine Kobayashi established this endowed fellowship to offer financial support to students pursuing a graduate degree in public health at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The selected recipient(s) will receive up to $1,200 for costs associated with attendance or for expenses related to research and travel.
Applicant Criteria:Classified graduate student enrolled for spring 2016 in a public health degree program at UH Mānoa. Satisfactory progress toward degree as determined by the selection committee. Financial need shall be a criterion in making this award, although not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines. Registering for full-time status—8+ credits (6 credits for GAs) of public health degree-related coursework, or one credit of PH 800—in fall 2016.
Preference:Self-identified commitment to remain in Hawai‘i to pursue a career after graduating from the program. Peace Corps volunteer as self-identified.
Application Requirements:A letter of application addressing the scholarship criteria, including a brief statement explaining why you should be selected for the award and how the scholarship funds would be utilized. Include academic and practical accomplishments as well as future goals and aspirations. If relevant, provide a list of publications (conference proceedings, reports, articles), presentations (local, national, international) and awards. Awardee(s) will be required to sign a statement confirming that he/she will register for a full-time course load in fall 2016.
Applications must be received by Friday, April 8, 2016
Submit all application materials to: Office of Public Health Student Academic Services (OPHSAS) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Posted 5 months ago
Dr. Pauline George Stitt began her career as a pediatrician in New York. During World War II, Dr. Stitt came to Hawai‘i to work as a physician at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. She later went on to serve at a number of prestigious colleges and organizations, including Howard University College of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. Following her return to Hawai‘i, Dr. Stitt was appointed Professor of Public Health at UH Mānoa in 1972 and later served as chair of the Maternal and Child Health specialization.
The Office of Public Health Studies offers the following two awards created in honor of Dr. Stitt:
OPHS is pleased to recognize an outstanding individual from among its student body by presenting him or her with the 40th Annual Pauline Stitt Outstanding Public Health Graduate Student Award. This award was first presented in 1976. We ask each specialization/program and the Hui to nominate their top graduate or doctoral student(s) for this award. Nominees should be asked to provide supporting information about their performance in each of the four criterion areas (see award criteria below). The selected student’s name will be inscribed on the Pauline Stitt Outstanding Student plaque and the student will also receive a $500 honorarium.
The Pauline Stitt Scholarship, first awarded in 2014, is intended to foster a spirit of excellence similar to that which Dr. Stitt cultivated in so many people whom she touched in her long and distinguished career. Each specialization/program and the Hui is asked to nominate a current public health graduate or doctoral student with a high level of academic achievement who will continue their enrollment in our program in Fall 2016. Nominees should be asked to provide supporting information about their performance in each of the four criterion areas (see below). The selected student will receive a $500 scholarship for the Fall 2016 semester.
The Student Affairs Committee will review the nominations submitted and select the top candidate for each award based on the following criteria:Scholarship (50%): GPA, publications, etc. To place GPA in a broader context, please include information on workload (#credits/sem, FT/PT work hours). Governance (20%): Serve as student representative on OPHS Committees; UHM Committees (GSO). Student/Professional Activities (20%): Involvement in student organizations & activities (Hui Ola Pono, intramural sports); professional activities (HPHA, etc.). Community Service (10%): Voluntary, not field placement or paid employment (Health Fair, Red Cross, Legislature, Aloha United Way, etc.). Stitt Scholarship only: Continued enrollment in the public health program in Fall 2016.
Submit letters of nomination and supporting documents to OPHSAS, Biomed D-204 / email@example.com by April 8, 2016.
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