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October 15, 2021
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The National Research Mentoring Network's (NRMN)
U01 Grant Writing Coaching Group Study 

The two-day virtual professional development program will take place December 9-10, 2021. NRMN SETH will be offering our Grant Writing Coaching Groups and Mock Study Section for Junior Faculty, and early-stage Investigators (ESIs) who are actively writing NIH style research proposals. Early-Stage Investigators will learn grant writing techniques developed at Northwestern University while working in small coaching groups with up to 5-6 study participants per one coach. Please see the flyer below for additional details. 

Details Here
Grant Opportunities
The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation aims to connect UH with as many funding opportunities as possible as well as provide assistance with pursuing these opportunities. View all current grant opportunities. If you would like to learn more or partner with us on any of these opportunities, please contact us in the UHF Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations.
Employment Opportunities
Positions Shared on Behalf of the Department of Social Work 
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UH Mānoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies Outreach Director
The UH Mānoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies is currently accepting applications for a Junior- or Assistant-level Outreach Director. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position supported by UH and federal grant funds. The selected candidate will lead our outreach activities including organizing Pacific Islands-related seminars, faculty workshops, and conferences, as well as oversee our social media initiatives and our partnerships with local communities, across the US, and within the Pacific Islands region. Application deadline is 11/2/20211:59 PM HST. Email Professor Alexander Mawyer (Director of the Center for Pacific Islands Studies) with any questions at Details on how to apply are below.
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UH Mānoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies Student Services Specialist
The UH Mānoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies is currently accepting applications for a Student Services Specialist (Band A or B) at the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success, Division of Student Success/Student Diversity & Inclusion. The selected candidate will provide and improve support services for Oceania and Pacific Islander students, organizations and programs while working directly with other UHM units including the Admissions Office, Financial Aid Services, Department of Ethnic Studies, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, Office of Student Success, and East-West Center's Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP). Application deadline is 10/22/2021,11:59pm HST. Email Kristen Urata at with any questions. Details on how to apply are below.
Apply Here
Postdoctoral Researcher in Public Health
Further information about the details of this full time opportunity and how to apply is listed below.
Apply Here
Public Access Room (PAR)
Employment Opportunities at the Capitol 

Soon the Hawaii State Senate and House of Representatives will begin recruiting help for next year’s Regular Session. Session positions are temporary, full-time positions beginning in December or January and lasting until the end of session (late April/early May). A variety of positions will be available in lawmakers’ and legislative support offices. You can find more information on these opportunities by visiting the employment pages for:

       The Senate ( and

         The House (

 PAR is also seeking session help. To submit your resume, or for more information, please contact us at

Oregon State University's Center for
Indigenous Health Research and Policy 

The Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences is a leading research center for Indigenous health. It also houses the Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity, funded by the Office of Minority Health, which provides training in research and intervention for American Indian and Alaska Native communities across the US.The following positions are open for application:

Asst/Assoc Professor of Biostats/Epi/Rural/Indigenous Health

Research Program Coordinators (2 positions)

Research Assistant

Grants Coordinator/Manager

Volunteer Opportunities
Our Kūpuna
Our Kūpuna is looking for volunteers to help shop for and deliver groceries, medications, and household supplies to kūpuna who are unable to do this shopping for themselves. Volunteers are matched with one kūpuna in their area and asked to shop for them no more than once a week. See attached flyer for more details.
Details Here
Oahu Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
The Oahu Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is seeking volunteers to help with the COVID-19 pandemic response. They are looking for members of the community that have public health or health care experience. Non-medical members are KEY in filling support roles. Interested individuals can go to to fill out an application. See below for the volunteer sign-up instructions.
Professional Development
Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation (TRHT) at UH Mānoa
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa TRHT Campus Center envisions a Hawai‘i in which each individual, family, and community can recognize their collective and interdependent kuleana – irrespective of race – to aloha one another and the ‘āina throughout Hawai‘i. Join us to achieve our vision through a variety of ways. Email with any questions. 

TRHT Tuesdays
November 16, 1-2:15 pm
November 30, 9:30-11:30 am 

Aloha ‘Āina Fridays
October 29, 3:30-4:40 pm 
November 19, 12-1 pm
December 3, 3:30-4:30 pm 

Learn More
Join the TRHT Email List 
Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation 
The Native Hawaiian Place of Learning

Blending of Culture and Science
A UH Virtual Conference 
Sponsored by the University of Hawai`i Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

The three-day conference will bring together a wide range of subject matter experts to discuss the path forward in the areas of astronomy, natural and ocean resources management, and innovation. 


Session 1: Connecting Hawaiian Indigenous Culture with
Modern Astronomy

Monday, November 15, 2021; 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Session 2: Conservation of Our Ahupuaa

Tuesday, November 16, 2021; 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Session 3: UH Innovation and Commercialization

Wednesday, November 17, 2021: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

*Speakers, content, dates and times subject to change. Registration is for all three sessions. Limited to the first 1,000 registrants.

Register Here
Hawaiʻi Public Health Association (HPHA)
A variety of opportunities including webinars and virtual events are available through the HPHA
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Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao
The University of Hawaiʻi System Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao presents another yearlong He Ukana Kā Kīlauea webinar series that acknowledges and celebrates the leadership accomplishments of regional aliʻi through historical accounts, stories, and song from the ten UH campuses. Click here to view the schedule and for more information.
Funding for Start-Up Teams
Shidler College of Business/PACE
UH-affiliated companies seeking investments are encouraged to apply to the Calvin Shindo Student Venture Fund by Monday, October 18. Applicants will be notified by the end of October, kicking off a thorough evaluation by the fund’s student directors. Whether or not an investment is made, the entrepreneur can expect to receive valuable insights related to their startup’s scalability, concept and feasibility from the fund’s due diligence report, which will be made available to all ventures that are accepted into the screening round. Investments of up to $5,000 are available per venture.
Details Here
Work Smarter (not Harder) with Google Docs 
UH Online Innovation Center
November 9 (Tuesday), from 10:30 to 11:30 am. 
Join instructional designers across the system for some easy-to-implement features, tips, and tricks in Google Docs for teaching and work productivity. Personalize your own learning with your choice of breakout sessions!
Details Here
R.I.S.E. to the Next Semester:
Inspirations, Reflections,and Taking Action 

UH Online Innovation Center
November 16 (Tuesday), from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Join a panel of UH faculty and staff who will share their recent online teaching and learning experiences using Emily Wray’s R.I.S.E. model (reflect, inquire, suggest, evaluate). Jump in with the collective brainstorming of strategies to improve and act on in Spring semester and beyond!
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Alliance for Health Policy 
The Alliance for Health Policy is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping policymakers and the public better understand health policy, the root of the nation’s health care issues, and the trade-offs posed by various proposals for change. Check out their previous and upcoming events on several topics here
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Health Data Visualization Challenge

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and AcademyHealth are pleased to announce a competition for graduate students (masters or doctoral level) to create interactive data visualizations that address public health issues using NCHS trend data for use by one or more audiences. The NCHS/AcademyHealth Data Visualization Challenge is a new competition for graduate students to create interactive data visualizations to explain an important trend or disparity in public health, telling a clear and policy-relevant story in the process. Participate gain experience creating engaging data visualizations that communicate important public health trends and disparities to a wide audience, and earn greater visibility as a new researcher in the fields of public health and data science. Deadline to apply is November 15, 5pm ET. 
Apply Here
Hawaii Public Health Association (HPHA) Annual Meeting
Registration for the annual HPHA fall meeting is now open. The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 18th from 3-5pm on Zoom. The event will address the intersection of mental health and public health with APHA President-Elect Dr. Kaye Bender and other local speakers. More info can be found here
Register Here
Public Access Room (PAR) Workshops

The Public Access Room (PAR) is offering a series of online workshops on Wednesday evenings in preparation for the upcoming session. Workshops are an hour or less. Email or call 808-587-0478 to register for an event.

“Your Voice”: Wednesday, October 27, 5:00 p.m.

     Overview of the legislature and how to add your voice to the process

“The Bill to Law Process”: Wednesday, November 3, 5:00 p.m.

     Walk through the legislative process with an imaginary bill

“Using the Legislature Website’s Interactive Features”:
Wednesday, November 10, 5:00 p.m.

     Testifying, tracking, signing up for hearing notices, and searching for bills

“Communicating with Legislators”: Wednesday, November 17, 5:00 p.m.

     Tips on advocacy and communicating with lawmakers

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity
Interested in presenting about disability and health? Pacific Rim welcomes presentations that :
  • Explore the systematic ways of identifying challenges and obstacles
  • Explore ways of advocating for timely and appropriate reduction or removal of obstacles and challenges that impact personal and collective access and provision of health care services to those with disabilities
  • Address how tele-health care can be effectively promoted for people with disabilities as well as their caregivers and service providers.
The conference will be held in a hybrid format on February 28 - Mar. 1, 2022. To submit a proposal, email 
Hosted by National Association of Social Workers, Hawaii Chapter, Hawaii Psychological Association, and Hawaiian Islands Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 

A joint in-person and virtual conference will be held on October 21-22. The convention will host 40+ programs on a variety of topics. More information can be found here. Registration is below. 
Register Here
UH Mānoa Academic Opportunities
Social Work/Social Welfare Recruitment/Info Sessions
Do you want to make a difference in your community? Become a social worker! Social workers work with the most vulnerable in society to alleviate human suffering, promote social justice, and realize a collective well-being. The UH Mānoa Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health is proud to offer undergraduate (Bachelor of Social Work) and graduate (Master of Social Work) professional degrees in social work as well as a PhD in Social Welfare. Join these recruitment sessions to learn more about our programs:

1. PhD in Social Welfare Info Sessions
Nov 18, 2021 06:00 PM
 Dec 9, 2021 12:00 PM
 Jan 6, 2022 06:00 PM
Zoom Registration Link

2. Master of Social Work (MSW) Recruitment Sessions
Oct 25, 2021 12:00 PM
 Nov 17, 2021 05:00 PM
 Dec 9, 2021 12:00 PM
 Jan 5, 2022 05:00 PM
Zoom Registration Link

3. Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Recruitment Sessions
 Oct 26, 2021 12:00 PM
 Nov 18, 2021 05:00 PM
 Dec 10, 2021 12:00 PM
 Jan 4, 2022 05:00 PM
Zoom Registration Link
Discover the Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS) Degrees
The mission of OPHS is to advance the health of the
peoples of Hawai‘i, the nation, and the Asia-Pacific region through knowledge, discovery, innovation, engagement, inclusion, and leadership. Discover more about the many degree offerings with these information sessions: 

1. Learn more about the BAPH program. Welcoming Remarks from the Undergraduate Chair. 
Monday, October 25, 1:00 - 2:00 pm HST
Zoom Link

2. Learn more about the MPH/MS program. Welcoming Remarks from the Dean of the Thompson
School of Social Work & Public Health and the OPHS Director.

Tuesday, October 26, 9:00 - 10:00 am HST
Zoom Link

3. Learn more about the PhD program. Welcoming Remarks from the OPHS Director.
Tuesday, October 26, 10:00 -11:30 am HST
Zoom Link

4. Drop-in Session – Ask us Any Questions! 
Wednesday, October 27, 9:00 -10:00 am HST
Zoom Link
New Undergraduate Certificate in Queer Studies
The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department at UH Mānoa now offers a new undergraduate certificate in Queer Studies. This certificate consists of studying LBGT histories, philosophies, identities, and politics. See below for more details.
Details Here
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