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  • 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 1 month 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 2 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 4 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 5 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 6 months ago

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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