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January 21, 2022
Professional Development
and Events
 By Emi Kiyota, PhD, Environmental Gerontologist and Organizational Culture Change
Hosted by the UH Mānoa Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing

Location: Webster 205 & Zoom Webinar
Monday, January 24, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
This event is open to all members of the healthcare community. The concept of ibasho—a Japanese term meaning a place where one feels a sense of belonging and purpose, and is accepted as oneself—challenges prevalent perceptions about aging. The Ibasho approach recognizes elders as valuable assets to their community, empowering them to be active participants and changing the harmful outcomes created by society’s negative perceptions and expectations—social isolation, a loss of dignity and respect, and a sense of uselessness and irrelevance. See the flyer below or visit the event page for more information and/or to register (no cost).  Registration deadline is 1/21/22.

"Student Success Measures"
Hosted by the Mānoa Institutional Research Office

Please join the Mānoa Institutional Research Office for a free virtual symposium on Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 11am - 12:30pm (Hawaiʻi Standard Time). They will discuss how their IR office makes key student success measures more accurate, accessible, and actionable. They will also gain insights from two great guest speakers: Dr. Shouping Hu and Dr. Jillian Kinzie. Please visit the Symposium Webpage for more information and to register for the event. You can also register for the event by clicking below. 

Register for the Symposium Here
Data Science Workshops
Hosted by the Bioinformatics Core, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences at JABSOM, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Join us for two free virtual data science workshops in January! Both workshops include a 1 hour talk on theory and 2 hours of hands-on practice.

Introduction to RNA-seq

9:00 am – 12:00 pm, HST

January 27th, 2022

  • Theory and basic concepts of RNA-seq
  • Raw sequence data processing & Quality control
  • Transcriptome assembly & Quantification
  • Hands-on practice using Linux command line 

Metagenomics and Microbiome Data Analysis

9:00 am – 12:00 pm, HST

January 28th, 2022

  • Introduction to metagenomics and microbiomes
  • 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing
  • Metagenomics shotgun sequencing
  • ASV based sequence analysis using R
There are a limited number of spots available, so please register soon via the button below. The ZOOM link will be provided after registration. For questions, please email: The event flyer is also located below for more information. 
Register Here for the Data Science Workshops
Data Science Workshops Flyer
Check out the events hosted by Nā Pua Noʻeau (NPN) at
Native Hawaiian Student Services!
Soup n Sandwich for the Soul
Hulikoʻa Kaiāulu Scholar Speaker Series
Paint Pā'ina
Mo‘olelo & A Lullaby

Mele, Social Justice, and Health with
Dean Jonathan K. Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio

Wednesday, February 9, 2022  from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Welina mai me ke aloha!

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health along with the Hawaiʻi Pacific Foundation presents our first session of the Spring 2022 Ke Aʻo Mau, Learning Preserved, community lecture series. The series is focused on Native Hawaiian knowledge, practice, and principles related to social justice and health. 

Dr. Osorio is a professor and Dean of Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. He received his PhD in History from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. At Kamakūokalani Center for Hawaiian studies, he has developed and taught classes in history, literature, law as culture, music as historical texts, and research methodologies for and from indigenous peoples. He is also a composer and singer and has been a Hawaiian music recording artist since 1975.

Interested in attending via Zoom? Click the link below to register!


Scan the QR code above to register!

The link for online attendance will be shared upon registration completion.

Mahalo a nui loa to The Hawaii Pacific Foundation for their continued support of the Ke Aʻo Mau program and community lecture series.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations contact S. Kukunaokalā Yoshimoto at by Feb 3, 2022.

Pre-Register for the next two (2) community lecture series!

Community Lecture Series 2: Wednesday, March 02, 2022, 5:30-7:30 pm

Community Lecture Series 3: Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 5:30-7:30 pm

We hope you can make it to one or all three sessions!

*Social Work continuing education credits available for the 3/02 and 3/23 community lecture series.

Register Here for Mele, Social Justice, and Health
Mele, Social Justice, and Health Flyer
Listen to the Silence 2022: Liberation Beyond Borders
Hosted by Stanford University's Asian American Student Association

Listen to the Silence (LTS) is Stanford University's annual Asian and Asian American issues conference organized by Stanford’s Asian American Student Association (AASA), featuring speakers, workshops, and a concert.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Liberation Beyond Borders,” which explores the theme of what being “Asian American” truly means by:

· Challenging the prevalent definition of “Asian American” to include South, Central, and West Asian perspectives;
· Underscoring the transnational nature of the Asian struggle and its inextricable ties to anti-capitalism, Black liberation, and Indigenous sovereignty;
· Expanding our frame of thought from within the movement against oppressive systems in the US to the struggle for liberation on a global scale.
The 26th annual Listen to the Silence 2022 Conference aims to inspire the hope, love, and community that sustains the movement of collective liberation as it transcends our ideas of borders. We all have a role to play in this work, whether it’s donating to grassroots community organizations, coordinating volunteers for direct actions, having difficult conversations with our families, or lobbying for legislation that fights for an anti-imperial future.
LTS works to provide a FREE platform to discuss these issues and form cross-cultural coalitions to tackle them. The conference is open to everyone, including college students and community members 18+, in order to provide a space that encompasses a wide variety of perspectives. The conference will be hosted on Zoom for COVID safety reasons but will also enable any and all to attend without travel restrictions.  
Please fill out this registration form if you would like to attend and forward this invite to anyone else who may be interested.
If you have any more questions, feel free to email us at
Instagram: @stanford.assa
Register Here for the Listen to the Silence Conference
Advancing Environmental Health Equity through Implementation Science Virtual Workshop
Registration is now open for the Advancing Environmental Health Equity through Implementation Science Virtual Workshop held on Monday, February 28th & Tuesday, March 1st, 2022!

Our environment, including exposures in the physical, built, and social environments, can negatively affect the health of individuals and communities. These environmental exposures disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minority groups, disadvantaged and under-resourced communities. Given the interconnectedness of the environment with individual- and structural-level social determinants of health, ensuring equitable implementation of interventions, programs, and policies that prevent or mitigate these environmental exposures is urgently needed. Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based interventions, programs, and policies into community, public health, and clinical settings. The purpose of this workshop is to explore how environmental health scientists can use implementation science to inform the development, adaptation, implementation and scale-up of interventions, practices, and policies to prevent and/or mitigate potentially harmful environmental exposures and ultimately advance environmental health equity.

Workshop topics include:
  • What is Implementation Science & Why does it Matter for Environmental Health?
  • Implementation Science in the Context of Environmental Health
  • Disparities & Environmental Justice Research
  • Evidence-Based Prevention & Interventions
  • Emerging Environmental Health Issues (e.g., climate change, disasters)
  • Community & Multi-Sectoral Partnerships

The workshop is free and open to the public. To learn more, view the agenda and register, please visit our event website:     

This workshop is sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Mental Health, Fogarty International Center, Office of Disease Prevention, and National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities.

For questions on the workshop content, please contact Lindsey Martin at or at 984-287-4036.

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodation to participate in this event should contact Devan Smith-Brown at or at 703-765-0060. Requests should be made 3-5 days in advance.
Employment Opportunities
 Professional Development (PD) and Community Engagement and Outreach (CEO) Project Assistant for Center for Pacific Innovations, Knowledge, and Opportunities (PIKO)

PIKO is seraching for a Project Assistant. The job duties are as follows:
  • Assists the Core Director(s) with tracking and evaluation activities, interfacing with other PIKO Core teams and their program assistants, and providing regular communication to all Cores and partners
  • Assists with community partner surveys and interviews. Assists with creating infographics of research findings.
  • Oversees the collection of applicable evaluation metrics specific to each Core. Inputs metrics into the database and submits reports as needed.
  • Coordinates workshops and trainings which includes the Capacity Building and Immersion Workshop, GUMSHOE trainings and other applicable training for the PIKO PD and CEO Core’s
For more information on the job listing, see the attachments below.
PIKO Program Assistant Job Listing (PDF)
PIKO Program Assistant Job Listing (Word Doc)
For Students
SECE Online MPH Program Student Assistant
Join the Office of Public Health Studies and support
the new online Master of Public Health.

Under the supervision of the Online MPH faculty coordinator and with close collaboration of the Office of Public Health Studies student services team, respond to email and phone inquiries about program admissions and eligibility, communicate requirements of the program and assist applicants to access needed information for application submission, process and prepare documents required for faculty review, update data files and logs regarding program actions, draft program materials as directed, prepare and provide updates to faculty coordinator on application status and any challenges, document and troubleshoot issues that may emerge, attend team meetings and prepare minutes, other duties as assigned. Estimate 8-10 hours per week, schedule decided upon with supervisor.

Required Qualifications:
  • Classified University of Hawaiʻi graduate student
  • Current GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Knowledge of graduate programs as evidenced by coursework and/or experience
  • Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Office software
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Must be responsible, dependable and efficient
  • Comply with confidentiality and data security protocols
Email Liz McFarlane, PhD at with resume and contact information. You can also view the flyer below for information about the position.
SECE Online MPH Program Student Assistant Job Listing
CREATE for 1st year Graduate Students
The CREATE at UH Cancer Research Internship Program offers first-year graduate students at University of Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, Chaminade University, or the University of Guam the opportunity to gain a 1-semester research experience in population sciences a multiethnic environment or unique cancer biology labs with the goal to enhance their skills to address cancer disparities, causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer and to improve competitiveness in their future careers in cancer-related research. The CREATE program is open until filled. Please see the flyer below for more details and how to apply.
CREATE Program Flyer and Application

UCLA Summer Public Health Scholars Training Program

The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program is a summer program that provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, and professional development. Over the course of 8 weeks (June 19- August 13, 2022) students participate in internships with community partners 3 days per week and educational programming 2 days per week. During the summer, scholars attend a conference at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia with Public Health Scholars from other programs across the nation. This is a paid internship, and students are provided housing and stipends. The application for Summer 2022 is due Monday, January 31, 2022.  

For more information, prospective applicants can explore the following: 


Instagram: @uclaphscholars 


Apply Here for the UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program
Employment Opportunities
Thompson School Office of Public Health Positions 
The Office of Public Health Studies is recruiting two faculty positions: 

-This position is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Health Policy and Management.

Title: Assistant Professor (Position #0083997, Health Policy and Management)
Hiring Unit: Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, Office of Public Health Studies
Location: UH at Mānoa
Date Posted: November 9, 2021
Closing Date: Continuous recruitment until filled.  Application review to begin February 1, 2022
Salary Information:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type: 9 Month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Apply for the Assistant Professor Position
-This position is a non-tenure track Instructor with a focus on epidemiology and online instruction. 

Title: Instructor (Position #0082806, Public Health)
Hiring Unit: Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, Office of Public Health Studies
Location: UH at Mānoa
Date Posted: November 22, 2021
Closing Date: Continuous recruitment until filled.  Application review to begin January 7, 2022
Salary Information:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type: 11 Month
Tenure Track: Non-Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Apply for the Instructor Position

Hawaiʻi State Legislature Session Calendar 

The State of Hawaiʻi 2022 legislative session held their opening day on 1/19/22. For additional information on timelines and deadlines, see the 
2022 Legislative Session Calendar.

 For more information on current bills and bill tracking, the Hawaiʻi State Legislature website offers excellent tracking options. 

If you are interested in watching the legislative session, all of the hearings and chamber sessions are available for viewing (live or replay) via the House of Representatives' and State Senate's YouTube channels. For general questions about the legislature or the legislative process, check out the Public Access Room. The Public Access Room (PAR) assists with information, facilities, and services to assist the public as they engage and participate in the State legislative process. If you have questions about how to engage with the legislature, drafting unofficial testimony (on white paper) as an individual, etc. feel free to contact Theresa Kreif, Thompson School Legislative Liaison, at

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