Public Health Pulse (news, events, announcements)

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Announcements (recent)

  • 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 1 week 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 2 months ago

  • The Hawai‘i Chapter of Delta Omega invites all interested Public Health Master and Doctoral Students to submit an abstract for the National Delta Omega Poster Contest Display at the APHA 2015 annual meeting in Chicago. Students whose work is selected for a national award will receive a $350 cash prize from the national Delta Omega Honor Society, which the DPHS will match for a total of $700. Student awards will be made during the Delta Omega Social Hour. In addition, students will have the opportunity to present their poster during the APHA scientific poster sessions. Student abstracts will also be published on the Delta Omega National Webpage.

    All abstracts must be submitted via email for consideration to by 17:00 (5:00 pm) on Friday, April 17, 2015. No late or incomplete submissions will be accepted or considered.

    See the Delta Omega Student Abstract Announcement and Delta Omega Abstract Submission Guideline documents for more details.

    Students from our department have been national Delta Omega student poster contest award winners for the past 7 years. Let’s make it 8 years in a row! We look forward to your submissions.

    Please contact Dr. Katz if you have any questions.

    - Posted 3 months ago

  • University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Outreach College is pleased to offer a $1,000 merit scholarship to up to 200 first-year UH Mānoa students for Summer Sessions 2015. This award recognizes academically exceptional students who have demonstrated a commitment to completing their UH Mānoa degree in four years.

    The $1,000 award is to be applied towards the tuition for a single UH Mānoa Summer Sessions 2015 course. Award recipients will be responsible for any remaining course tuition and costs. Scholarship applications are due on Wednesday, April 1st.

    Merit Scholarship Eligibility Requirements To be eligible for this Summer Sessions 2015 merit scholarship, you must:

    have been admitted to UH Mānoa as a freshman in the Fall 2014 semester. have 27 or more credits from classes taken at UH Mānoa. (Credits from classes completed by the end of Fall 2014 as well as classes registered for in Spring 2015 as of March 14th will be counted towards these 27+ credits.) have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher as of the end of the Fall 2014 semester. (A student’s cumulative GPA is based on credit courses completed at UH Mānoa.) be registered for at least 3 credits in the Summer 2015 term by April 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM HST.

    To apply, submit your UH Mānoa Summer Sessions Merit Scholarship Application to Outreach College. 

    - Posted 4 months ago

  • Nominations are being accepted from students and faculty for the Koseki Award for Excellence in Community Service. Dr. Lawrence K. Koseki was a faculty member of the University of Hawai‘i School of Public Health from 1973 to 1975 and again from 1986 to 1995. However, his career in public service spanned over 36 years. During this time he shared his expertise with over 85 local, national, and international organizations devoted to improving the health and well-being of others.

    Part of Dr. Koseki’s great contribution to this community was the outstanding support and wisdom he provided for many of the programs in which he participated. He was a role model, a teacher, a friend, a supporter of individuals, and a good human being. He left behind many people whose lives have been enriched on many levels – academically, personally and spiritually.

    The Office of Public Health Studies wishes to recognize a public health student each year who most exemplifies Dr. Koseki’s passion for community service. Selection will be based on materials submitted by the nominator, reflecting the categories listed below:

    ŸService to Individual (tutoring, peer counseling, mentoring) ŸService to Organizations (community groups, agencies, church, school) Service in Public Policy (legislative, media)

    The recipient will receive a certificate and an honorarium.

    Please submit your award nomination letter detailing the service record of the person you are nominating to the Student Affairs Committee, c/o Office of Public Health Student Academic Services, Biomed D-204. Nominations may also be submitted electronically to

    Nominations must be received by Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

    - Posted 4 months ago

Events (upcoming)

News (recent)

  • 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

  • Public Health Students Present Proposals at UHM Undergraduate Showcase

    Eight of our BA Public Health Honors students successfully presented their Applied Learning Experience project proposals at the UH Mānoa Spring Undergraduate Showcase on Friday, May 8th. All 8 students defended their proposals orally, as a requirement for the UHM Honors program, and 6 also shared their projects during the afternoon poster session. For more information about the UHM Undergraduate Showcase please see the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program website. Congratulations to our outstanding students! We look forward to hearing about the student's completed Applied Learning Experience projects in the Fall.

    - Posted Monday, May 11

  • Graduating Students Recognized at OPHS Honor Ceremony

    OPHS recognized our graduating MPH, DrPH, and PhD students in the 2015 Spring Honor Ceremony on Thursday, May 7th. In addition to celebrating spring graduation, awards were announced for the Worth, Alicata, Kagan, Stitt, and Koseki Awards and Scholarships. The games, including a public health abstract mad-lib, were fun and the food was fabulous. Best wishes to all our graduating public health students!


    - Posted Monday, May 11