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Announcements (recent)

  • We are now accepting applications for the Elmer J. Anderson Professional Travel Award. The application deadline is October 15, 2014 and applicants must present their papers at an OPHS colloquium on Thursday, October 23rd, 12 Noon 1:30 PM.

    Public Health students who have a professional paper accepted for presentation at a national or international public health meeting are eligible for the Elmer J. Anderson Travel Award. The award money is to be used to defray travel costs and/or pay for meeting registration fees (up to $1,500). Applicants must be classified UHM graduate or doctoral students pursuing the MPH, MS, DrPH or PhD degree in the Office of Public Health Studies.

    Interested applicants must submit the following items:

    A letter of application. Proof of invitation to present. A copy of the abstract for the proposed presentation.

    Note: All applicants must present their papers at an OPHS Colloquium to be held on Thursday, October 23rd, from 12 Noon - 1:30 pm.

    Submit application materials electronically to ophsas@hawaii.edu or to:

    Elmer J. Anderson Professional Travel Award Committee OPHS Department of Public Health Sciences Office of Public Health Student Academic Services 1960 East West Road, Biomed D-204 Honolulu, HI 96822

    - Posted 1 week ago

  • Program information and application materials for the 2015-2016 academic year is now available. The Fall 2015 application deadline is December 1 for the MPH, MS, DrPH, and PhD programs.

    - Posted 3 weeks ago

  • Reconnect with the Office of Public Health Studies and celebrate the launch of our new Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health! We invite you to join us in welcoming our new undergraduate public health students and learning more about our degree programs and ways to get involved. Families welcome, light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by September 1st via Punchbowl or pubhlth@hawaii.edu.

    Please email denisene@hawaii.edu if interested in parking fee reimbursement.

    Date: Thursday, September 4th Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm Place: University of Hawaii, BioMed D-207

    - Posted 1 month ago

  • As the Office of Public Health Studies grows, and to reflect the recent addition of our exciting new BA program, the Office of Graduate Student Academic Services (OGSAS) has been renamed the Office of Public Health Student Academic Services (OPHSAS). We bid a fond aloha to our former name and look forward to continuing to provide outstanding academic services to our students and faculty as OPHSAS.

    - Posted 1 month ago

  • The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) will host a free recruitment fair for prospective students of public health on Tuesday, July 15 at 4 PM. This is a great opportunity for both prospective graduate and undergraduate students to learn about the exploding field of public health. The “This Is Public Health Recruitment Fair” allows prospective students to meet admissions staff from CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health at one convenient location: The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, DC.

    Though the event is free, attendees must pre-register by Friday, July 11: http://ennect.com/e2432/p18706.aspx

    What: This Is Public Health Recruitment Fair Where: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, D.C. When: Tuesday, July 15th, 4-7PM

    - Posted 2 months ago

Events (upcoming)

News (recent)

  • Next generation of leaders emerge from public health program

    For students specializing in Native Hawaiian and Indigenous health, the community is their classroom and its people are their teachers. Dedicated to its kuleana of serving indigenous peoples, the program has adopted indigenous research methodologies and schools of thought to address the needs of our communities.

    - Posted Thursday, May 8

  • New book focuses on core behavior changes to develop healthier lifestyle

    This past Fall, Wolters Kluwer Health, in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), published ACSMʻs Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise, which explores the latest scientific findings on eliciting the behavior changes needed to truly make and remain committed to a healthy lifestyle.

    - Posted Thursday, January 16

  • Dr. Lisa Simpson (MPH '86) Elected to the Institute of Medicine

    WASHINGTON (October 21, 2013) — AcademyHealth President and CEO, Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, FAAP, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides evidence-based advice to government and the private sector. Election to the IOM is considered among the highest honors in health and medicine.

    - Posted Thursday, October 24

  • Community Health Literacy Impacts Personal Health Status

    In some communities in Hawaiʻi, 35.99% of residents report low health literacy, which means that they may struggle to understand basic health information. In other communities, only 5.37% report low health literacy. According to a recent study at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa' s Office of Public Health Studies, led by Dr. Tetine Sentell, these percentages matter for individual health.  Those who live in communities where many people report low health literacy have, on average, worse health than people who live in communities where few residents report low health literacy.

    - Posted Thursday, October 17

  • Elmer J. Anderson Professional Travel Award

    We are now accepting applications for the Elmer J. Anderson Professional Travel Award. The application deadline is October 1 and applicants must present their papers at an OPHS colloquium on Thursday, October 10, 12 Noon - 1:00 pm.

    - Posted Monday, September 30