Delta Omega

The Hawai‛i Chapter of Delta Omega invites all interested OPHS graduate and undergraduate students to submit an abstract for the National Delta Omega Poster Contest Display.  It will take place at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual meeting, scheduled for October 23rd through 27th, 2021 (“hybrid” this year, so both in Denver, Colorado, and virtually).  Each chapter is able to select no more than 2 abstracts for the graduate student competition, and 1 for the undergraduate competition.

Students whose work is selected by Delta Omega’s national committee will receive a $350 cash prize from the national Delta Omega Honor Society, which the OPHS will match, for a total of $700.  National awards will be presented during the Delta Omega Social Hour at APHA.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to present their poster during the APHA scientific poster sessions, and abstracts will be published on the National Delta Omega webpage.

All abstracts must be submitted via email for consideration to jsugimot@hawaii.edu by 4/30/2021, 5:00 p.m.  Submissions must use the attached form.  No late or incomplete submissions will be accepted or considered.

Students from our department have been national Delta Omega student poster contest award winners for 11 of the past 13 years.  We look forward to your submissions.

Please contact Dr. Sugimoto-Matsuda if you have any questions.

The Hawai‛i Chapter of Delta Omega invites all interested OPHS graduate and undergraduate students to submit an abstract for the National Delta Omega Poster Contest Display.  It will take place at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual meeting, scheduled for October 24th through 28th, 2020, in San Francisco, California.  Each chapter is able to select no more than 2 abstracts for the graduate student competition, and 1 for the undergraduate competition.

Students whose work is selected by Delta Omega’s national committee will receive a $350 cash prize from the national Delta Omega Honor Society, which the OPHS will match, for a total of $700.  National awards will be presented during the Delta Omega Social Hour at APHA.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to present their poster during the APHA scientific poster sessions, and abstracts will be published on the National Delta Omega webpage.

All abstracts must be submitted via email for consideration to jsugimot@hawaii.edu by 3/20/2020, 5:00 p.m.  Submissions must use the attached form.  No late or incomplete submissions will be accepted or considered.

Students from our department have been national Delta Omega student poster contest award winners for 10 of the past 12 years.  We look forward to your submissions.

Please contact Dr. Sugimoto-Matsuda if you have any questions.

This year, public health doctoral students Rica Dela Cruz and Olivia Uchima had winning entries in Delta Omega’s National Student Poster Contest. Delta Omega is the national honor society for public health, and the UH Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS) is home of the Gamma Chapter. As winners, they will be featured at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in November.

Rica and Olivia will each receive $350 from the national Delta Omega office to defray travel expenses to the APHA meeting. Matching funds are provided by OPHS ($350) and from alumni donations to the Elmer J. Anderson Fund at UH Foundation. Congratulations to Rica and Olivia!  

The Gamma Chapter also hosted its annual Distinguished Lecture and Induction Ceremony on May 8, 2019. This year’s keynote address was presented by Dr. Judy Mohr Peterson, Medicaid Director and Administrator for Med-QUEST, State of Hawaii Department of Human Services. Dr. Peterson spoke on “Medicaid – Bridging Public Health and Health Care Delivery Systems.”  This event is supported by donations to the Public Health Dean’s Fund at UH Foundation.

At the ceremony, 10 students (including six graduate students and four undergraduate students) and one faculty member were inducted into Delta Omega. Induction into Delta Omega is noted to: “encourage research and scholarship among students of public health and to recognize attainment and achievement in the field of public health.”

Congratulations to our newest student inductees: Chloe Asato, Marichie Barbasa, Maggie Morris, Wilson Nguyen, Keala Patterson, Jacob Pennington, Dianne Raquiz, Haleigh Romero, David Stupplebeen, and Mika Thompson; and faculty inductee Dr. Catherine Pirkle.

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. 

Congratulations to Delta Omega Student Poster Honorees, Tonya Lowery St John (PhD candidate) and Tasha Tydingco (MPH '14)! Tonya and Tasha were selected to present their posters at the annual meeting of the Delta Omega Honorary Society and the American Public Health Association on November 17, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Congratulations to our 2014 Delta Omega Student Inductees: Vance Kawakami (EPI), Thomas Lee (EPI), DeAnna Basques (HPM), and Tasha Tydingco (HPM).

2014 Delta Omega Student Inductees

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