Public Health Pulse (news, events, announcements)
We are excited to announce the opening of our new Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree in Public Health at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.
For those of you who may be less familiar with our program, we define public health as health promotion and disease prevention. Whereas a physician or nurse may work one-on-one with a patient, public health provides a more macro-scale approach and focuses primarily on population and community health. Public health is a wonderful career option by itself, but is also an excellent complement to career in medicine, nursing, or law (just to name a few). It also provides students with a concrete set of practical skills they can use moving forward, or apply to a more theory-based major such as psychology, biology, or Native Hawaiian studies.
For exploratory students, and as a first step to our major, we offer an Introduction to Public Health course (PH 201), which will be offered this coming Spring semester Tuesday/Thursday 9:00am - 10:15am, and during Summer Session I.
If you have any questions about our degree program including the classes we offer, degree requirements and/ or about the field of public health in general, please feel free to contact either our recruitment advisor, Dr. Denise Nelson-Hurwitz at email@example.com or our undergraduate advisor, Michelle Tagorda, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To make an advising appointment with Michelle, please visit http://phadvising.appointy.com.
We wish you the best in your academic journey!
- Posted 3 months ago
We are offering many courses this summer:
PH 201 Introduction to Public Health Gain an overview of the broad field of public health, which centers on health promotion and disease prevention. Engage in discussions and activities that promote a greater understanding of public health as a system, as well as its interdisciplinary connections to other health care fields.
Topics include:Population Health Disease Prevention Health Professions Healthcare Systems Environmental Health Epidemiology Social Behavioral Health Current Health Issues
PH 301 Seminar in Public Health Issues (Public Health in Hawai‘i) Learn about the health issues affecting peoples and places in Hawai‘i
PH 303 Seminar Global Public Health Gain a more worldly view of health by exploring links between health, economics, and social status.
PH 310 Introduction to Epidemiology Want to be a disease detective? Learn to identify patterns of disease and threats to health.
PH 340 Environmental Health Learn about protecting human health through the environment.
PH 623 Social Science & Public Health
PH 648 Public Health Program Planning
PH 792U Ethnocultural Influences on Psychological Functioning & Emotional Distress: Cultural Diversity & Developing a Grant Proposal
- Posted 2 days ago
The Robert M. Worth Epidemiology Scholarship Fund was established by his wife Annie, his son Jonathan and other family and friends to provide tuition assistance to full-time students in a JABSOM graduate degree program in epidemiology. The selected recipient(s) will receive up to $2,000 to be used toward tuition costs. Recipients are eligible for scholarship renewal for two years total so long as all criteria are met. Preference shall be given to: 1) American licensed health care professionals with a desire to refocus their careers on a public health track; 2) employees of health departments who desire graduate level academic training in public health to allow them to better serve their communities; and 3) Hawaii state residents.
Applicant Criteria:Classified student enrolled in a graduate degree program in epidemiology at JABSOM with demonstrated financial need. A minimum of two years experience in a health-related field. Self-identified commitment to serve the populations of Hawai‘i or a Pacific Island jurisdiction after graduation. Registering for full-time status (8+ degree-related credits) in Fall 2014.
Application Requirements:A letter of application addressing the scholarship criteria, including a brief financial statement indicating the amount of funds available to you for the Fall 2014 semester as well as the source of your funding. A 3-5 page typed, double-spaced essay explaining why you should be selected for this award. 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 minimum of 8 degree-related credits in Fall 2014.
Applications must be received by March 28, 2014. Contact OGSAS if you have any questions.
- Posted 1 week ago
Honors public health students at the doctoral and master’s level with a scholarship of up to $2,000. The award may be used for UHM tuition or for international travel connected with the field-training portion of the academic program. If used for travel, the destination must be a country in the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health. This scholarship is for UH Manoa public health students only.
Application criteria:Applicants must be full-time UHM graduate students in public health with a record of outstanding scholastic achievement. A three-page essay must be submitted describing what you believe to be the most important current public health issue in Hawai‘i and how it should be addressed. If relevant, applicants should also provide a list of publications (conference proceedings, reports, & articles), presentations (local, national, international) and awards.
To apply, the following items must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Student Academic Services (OGSAS) via email (email@example.com):The three-page essay (double-spaced); A letter of application which includes a list of your publications, presentations and awards, a brief explanation of how the scholarship will be utilized, and authorization for OGSAS to release your UHM transcripts and GPA to the Award Committee.
The application deadline is March 28, 2014. If you have any questions, contact OGSAS.
- Posted 1 week ago
The Urban Land Institute has been promoting compact, walkable, mixed use communities for years as means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cars and improving quality and affordability of life. These design attributes also contribute to physical health. And now we have the opportunity to take the next step in creating high qualify places that deliver much more, places that make the healthy choice the easy choice for residents while improving the value and economic strength of communities.
The land use community is now finding it profitable to reach across the table to the health care community and join forces to promote land use patterns that lower the increasingly stifling health care costs to individuals and institutions, while at the same time meeting the increasing market demand for walkable, bikeable, people friendly places.
Please join James A. Moore, Design Principal, HDR, Inc., Dr. Jay Maddock, University of Hawai‘i Office of Public Health Studies, James "Kimo" Steinwascher, Alexander & Baldwin, and Councilmember Breene Harimoto, City & County of Honolulu for this unique event and important discussion.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 7:30 am - 8:00 am - Buffet Breakfast & Networking 8:00 am - 10:00 am - Program Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu, HI
Registration Fees $15 / $20 for ULI members/non-members (public sector, non-profit) $35 / $50 for ULI members/non-members (private sector) $20 / $50 for ULI members/non-members (young leader) $15 / $20 for ULI members/non-members (students) Fees include full buffet breakfast and a copy of ULI's recent publication, Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places, $25 retail.
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