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March 1, 2022
A Message from the Dean

Aloha Thompson School, 

Happy Social Work Month! We are fortunate to have so many inspirational role models available to us in social work and public health to support our commitments, journeys, and hope for the future, especially when times are challenging! These include our school’s namesake, Myron “Pinky” Thompson, and his ‘ohana. 

This week, I was fortunate to attend the 2022 special recognition of Alice Augusta Ball at UH Mānoa under the Chaulmoogra tree on the mauka side of Bachman Hall where a plaque lays in her recognition. Ball, who passed away at the age of 24, was the first person in the world to develop a treatment for Hansen’s disease in 1916 using oil from the Chaulmoogra tree. She was also the first African-American woman to graduate from UH Mānoa and the first female to earn a masters in chemistry from UH.


We lost an amazing trailblazer in health and wellbeing last week. Dr. Paul Farmer, who we were fortunate to learn from so recently as part of the "Humanism, Empathy, Social Justice, and Global Health Symposium” and UH Better Tomorrow Series. Some tributes to him are below, including from Dr. Colette Browne and Dr. Denise Nelson-Hurwitz from our Thompson School. I encourage you to read the many powerful descriptions of his work and their legacy. One that resonated with me was a quote that "doing hard things with friends" was why he kept on in spite of the many challenges in global health that can be so demanding and demoralizing. Working together with beloved colleagues has been one of the great joys of my academic career. 


Stories from our students keep us rejuvenated and inspired! Thus, we are proud to introduce the Thompson School Student Essay Contest to learn more about your journeys, inspirations, and plans to continue to inspire and support us all! Please see the details below and submit your contribution by April 30! 


We also are proud that so many in the Thompson School ‘ohana work to make a difference in our communities and across the globe. As a heads up, the Thompson School will be the UH Mānoa lead on the Hawaii Foodbank fundraising this year that will run from March 11 to May 13. More information will be coming soon! Many of our faculty, students, and alumni do critical work in the area of food security and wellbeing. Here are some examples of their work to inspire you! We will share other examples over the course of this effort. Please send any work in food security from students, faculty, staff, or alumni that you would like to see highlighted to the 

With much appreciation for all you do!




Honoring Paul Farmer
The Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health was honored to co-sponsor an event with Dr. Paul Farmer on Feb 17, 2022. As many of you may know, Dr. Farmer passed away suddenly on Feb 21, 2022. 

Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health Professor Emerita Colette Browne, DrPH, MSW, MEd shares: "The recent passing of Dr. Farmer, physician and medical anthropologist and public health leader, is a terrible loss for the world. Dr. Paul Farmer, international humanitarian, physician, and medical anthropologist passed away unexpectedly on February 21, 2022. Just five days before, his last speaking engagement from his home in Rwanda was an online lecture for the UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series. I urge you to listen to it.

What a loss to the world! Dr. Farmer believed, as he often said, in the power of yes—that when it came to providing health care to the world’s most vulnerable and needy populations there was no excuse to not do so. He refused to, as Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown School of Public Health points out, accept the soft bigotry of low expectations. In his work at Harvard’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, and with the non-profit Partners in Health that he founded, he paid special attention to the negative effects of colonization on public health in places like Rwanda and Haiti. His work resonates here in our own state and especially today when so many Native Hawaiians and recent immigrants are disproportionately impacted by Covid and other health problems.

He advocated for a global health model in which physicians, public health specialists, nurses, social workers, and community workers work together to ensure good health of the disadvantaged and poor. He built hospitals and health clinics in Rwanda, Peru, and Haiti, but questioned the logic of treating people and then returning them to a community with inadequate food and shelter. To counter disparities, he argued that prevention, diagnostic, and therapeutic programs be informed by a social justice equity framework that insists on quality health care access for all.

At the Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health we mourn his loss. We value his work with our own emphases on the key role of prevention in all levels of health and with social work’s practice of structured empathy and compassion. We offer a deep and sincere mahalo to Dr. Farmer for his work, for his dedication, and for his mentorship to all who commit their lives to a better world for all."

Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health Assistant Professor Denise Nelson-Hurwitz, PhD also reflects on Paul Farmer: "It’s heartbreaking, especially at such a critical, challenging time in public health, and global health, history to lose such a transformative and iconic advocate for social justice. He was a generous and inspirational leader, piloting a new path towards health equity that was a tremendous inspiration to the work of generations of health professionals, including myself. I was first introduced to Dr. Farmer’s transformative work through Tracy Kidder’s “Mountains Beyond Mountains,” like many of my peers, while pursing my bachelors degree. Later, as a faculty, I considered him as one of the giants on whose shoulders I stood to share his insights with students in my public health and global health courses. May we continue moving forward as true partners in health, lifting our shared principles of equity and values of humanity into the future. Aloha, Dr. Farmer, and mahalo nui."

Additional reflections on Paul Farmer’s recent passing:
Thompson School In The News

One-third of hospitalized Hawaiʻi youth are obese

Featuring OPHS Faculty L. Brooke Keli‘ikoa & Catherine M. Pirkle, Interim Dean Tetine L. Sentell, and recent OPHS graduate Stephanie L. Cacal, MPH

Dime-a-drink alcohol tax increase could cut alcohol consumption, raise $58M

Featuring COA Faculty Victoria Fan

Reframing media coverage of pedestrian, bicycle fatalities can lead to solutions

Featuring OPHS Faculty L. Brooke Keli‘ikoa & Catherine M. Pirkle
 and Interim Dean Tetine L. Sentell 
Thompson School Events
Department of Social Work
Provided by DSW

For further information about each event, click here.

Friday, March 4 | 12 - 1 PM 

The State of the Social Work Profession in Hawaii with Robin Arndt, MSW, LSW

Tuesday, March 8 | 12 - 1 PM 

Reducing Social Isolation in Homebound Elders: A Phone-based Meditation Intervention with Lydia Li, PhD, MSW

Tuesday, March 15 | 12 - 1 PM 

*International Social Work: A Call to Action with Stephanie Asare Nti, MSW, LCSW-C

Wednesday, March 23 | 12 - 1 PM 

The Time is Right for Social Work with Mildred Mit Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW, President of the National Assoication of Social Workers

Thursday, March 31 | 12 - 1 PM 

Workforce Development - The Role of Leadership and Supervision in Developing Coping Skills in the Child Welfare Workforce with Francie Julien-Chinn, PhD, MSW

Tuesday, April 5 | 12 - 1 PM 

*Decolonizing our Practice Panel with Aimee Chung, MSW, LSW, Mike Spencer, PhD, MSW, Aunty Lynette Paglinawan, MSW, Ka’ai’ai Paglinawan, MSW

Tuesday, April 12 | 11 AM - 12 PM 

*Moving Beyond Performative Actions: Authentically Engaging to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Social Work Practice with Lauren Davis, LMSW

Tuesday, April 19 | 12 - 1 PM 

*Journey to Allyship with Julius Bravo, MSW, LSW & Jared Perez, MSW, LSW

*SW CE credits available

Ke Aʻo Mau Presents Learning Preserved 
Sponsored by The Hawaii Pacific Foundation

 Join the Thompson School for sessions about Native Hawaiian knowledge, practice, and principles related to social justice and health:

 Dr. Kealoha Fox, Senior Manager, Social Health Integration, AlohaCare
Ke Aloha Mau: Perpetuating the Benefits of Culturally Responsive Care

  • Wednesday, March 02, 2022, 5:30-7 pm 
Register for Dr. Kealoha Fox

Kaiwipunikauikawēkiu "Punihei" Lipe, PhD, Native Hawaiian Affairs Program Officer, UHM Native Hawaiian Place of Learning Advancement Office Director, UHM Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center Interim Director, and Institute for Hawaiian Language Research and Translation

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 5:30-7:30 pm
Register for Kaiwipunikauikawēkiu "Punihei" Lipe
*Social Work continuing education credits are available for both sessions

All sessions will be held only online via Zoom. The link for online attendance will be shared upon completion of registration. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations contact S. Kukunaokalā Yoshimoto at
Office of Public Health
Provided by OPHS
 Postdoctoral Researcher Position (Public Health)
 Healthy Hawaiʻi Initiative Evaluation Team HHI in OPHS

Applications due by March 23

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  PhD from an accredited college or university in Public Health or related field. 

EXPERIENCE:  One to three (1-3) years of experience in health promotion, health education, or evaluation of community health programs. Experience must include working on public health projects, and writing peer-reviewed abstracts and publications or leading public health evaluation reports. Experience must include working with quantitative and qualitative data collection, including focus groups, interviews, observational field work, needs assessments and survey administration or program evaluation.  

ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of public health theories and social-ecological approaches to community health promotion or survey design and in the use of online survey tools (e.g. Qualtrics or SurveyMonkey). Knowledge of evaluation methods for coalitions and partnership-building initiatives. Ability to be flexible, work on multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to implement a program evaluation, to maintain a tracking data base, and to achieve reporting. Ability to conduct multivariate data analysis. Ability to teach evaluation concepts to students and non-experts. Strong analytical and writing skills. Ability to effectively conduct work remotely (e.g., telework) as applicable. 

DUTIES:  Conducts and supports evaluation, tracking, and reporting of program outcomes for state and federal funded projects in public health. Designs and conducts research and evaluation at the intersection of public health practice and academic scholarship and training using a social ecological perspective with a health equity lens in the Hawai‘i Pacific context. Designs and implements evaluation research protocols, procedures and/or analytical methods. Adapts new procedures, methods or instrumentation relative to research protocols/procedures/methods. Collects, prepares, and analyzes research and evaluation data. Maintains computer database of research and evaluation data. Tabulates, displays, and explains research and evaluation data to various stakeholders and for report and manuscript preparation. Conduct training workshops and courses on public health practice, research, and/or evaluation. Write abstracts, scientific manuscripts, reports, research and grant proposals. Assists with ordering and procurement of supplies and services for the project.

For more information about the position and to apply, click on the link below. 
Apply for the Postdoctoral Researcher Position
30-Minute Skill-Building Webinar
HHDW is a partnership between the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health and the Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. 

Grab a cup of coffee and join the Hawaiʻi Health Data Warehouse (HHDW) on Tuesday 3/1 at 11am HST for a quick 30-minute skill building session designed to help you get the most out of our websites. Each month, we focus on a different HHDW website feature or data set.
In March, we will introduce the 2030 Tobacco Prevention and Control Plan Tracker in Hawaiʻi Health Matters. Click on the link below to register for the webinar. Also, an informational flyer is provided below as well.
Register for the 30 Minute Skill Building Webinar
30 Minute Skill Building Webinar Flyer
Center on Aging

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Christy Nishita will be serving as Interim Director of the COA starting April 1. Dr. Nishita is a gerontologist with leadership roles on more than 20 federal grants and contracts over the course of her career at UH. She is focused on addressing the rapid aging of Hawaiʻi's population and critical gaps in the systems of care that support older adults. She has collaborated to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative programs and systems-level interventions to develop a more coordinated long-term care system. Most recently, she is the co-founder and co-coordinator of the Kūpuna Collective, a collaborative network of more than 150 partners in the aging network who elevate critical issues, mobilize community assets, and drive innovative solutions that support and empower kūpuna in Hawai‘i.


Dr. Nishita is also the Principal Investigator of the federally-funded Hawaiʻi's Alzheimer's Disease Initiative which strives to strengthen the dementia-capability of Hawaiʻi’s communities by expanding person-centered practices that enable people with dementia and their families greater access to a continuum of long-term services and supports (LTSS) into the future. She is the Coordinator for Age-Friendly Honolulu, an initiative promoting city and community engagement to support active aging, inclusion, and engagement of older adults. Additionally, Dr. Nishita previously served as the Center on Aging Interim Director from 2013-2016. Her research interests include age-friendly community building, intergenerational programming, brain health and dementia, social inclusion, and resilience. 


As interim director of the COA, her vision is to engage and strengthen partnerships with kupuna and the organizations and communities that serve them statewide. Engaging her wide, long-term networks in a range of aging sectors, she intends to promote new thinking about aging from a strengths perspective and develop new models of eldercare, a critical need as we work to rebuild a more resilient aging network after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad FY 2022
The competition is now open for Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) FY2022. This is an opportunity for doctoral students to conduct their research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. Interested student applicants should visit the Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program page and also review the Federal Register Notice for eligibility, application, and process details. Please note, if selected, students must have reached doctoral candidacy (i.e., approved Form II by Graduate Student Services) by the start of the fellowship in order to accept the award.  

The UH Mānoa application deadline is March 6, 2022, 11:59 PM HST. All application materials must be uploaded to the G5 application system by the UH Mānoa deadline in order to be considered. Potential applicants must contact Kristen Connors in Graduate Division at, in order to coordinate application materials. Questions about Fulbright-Hays DDRA may be emailed directly to Kristen Connors as well.
Other Fulbright Scholar Opportunities

Check out more Fulbright opportunities here
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research 
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, (NIDILRR)

This post-doctoral fellowship is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, (NIDILRR), United States Departments of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR grant number 90RTEM0005). Strong candidates for the Rehabilitation Researcher track will have research backgrounds in education, special education, psychiatric rehabilitation, vocational counseling, occupational therapy, psychology, sociology or other social sciences and a demonstrated interest in rehabilitation research. Candidates must plan to pursue a career in research, preferably at an academic or research institution, and should have some prior experience with conducting research. This position will begin in September 2022 and continue through August 2024. Applications are due by end of day March 31, 2022. 
To apply, send:
  1. a detailed letter of interest that summarizes relevant experiences and career goals,
  2. curriculum vitae, and
  3. three letters of reference

To the attention of Kathryn Sabella at For more information about the program, click on the link below.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship At Transitions ACR Info
AGESW Gerontological Social Work
Pre-Dissertation Fellows Program

The Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW), with support from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), is accepting applications for its Pre-Dissertation Fellows Program. The application deadline is June 1, 2022.

NOTE: While we plan to offer the Pre-Dissertation Fellows Program in-person at the 2022 GSA meeting, we will offer the Program virtually if the GSA meeting is not held in person. Please note that some of the Pre-Dissertation Fellows Program training and financial benefits may change if the Program is offered virtually. 

Program Eligibility

An applicant must at the time of application be:

  • enrolled full-time in a U.S. social work/social welfare PhD only program 
  • in the first or second year of their PhD program 
  • a graduate of a Master of Social Work Program

The Application

  • Applicant Information and Curriculum Vita
  • Personal statement that is two pages in length, single-spaced, with one-inch margins. Your statement should fully address the following:
    • How your professional and personal experiences inform your desire to work as a scholar in the field of gerontological social work.
    • What your professional goals are for working as a scholar in the field of gerontological social work. Please include a discussion of your research interests. 
  • A letter of support from an institutional faculty sponsor indicating: 1) the applicant’s match to the Program’s goal of preparing PhD students for academia; and 2) the applicant’s capacity to develop into a competitive candidate for an academic career 
  • A letter from applicant’s program director confirming $600 institutional support for attending the 2022 GSA Conference
For more information about the program and to apply, click on the links below. 
Apply for the AGESW Fellows Program
AGESW Fellows Program Info
Employment Opportunities
Ke Ola Mamo Current Positions

Ke Ola Mamo is currently hiring for the following two positions: 
ARP Community Health Worker (Temporary)
Ku 'Ola Research Assistant

For more information about both positions, click on the links below. 
ARP Community Health Worker Info
Ku 'Ola Research Assistant Info
University of Hawaiʻi Foundation Associate Director of Development for the Thompson School & NAWSON
The Associate Director of Development is a key member of the UH Mānoa Development team, primarily focused on identifying, engaging and soliciting prospective donors for major and leadership gifts that support the vision of the Dean of Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing (NAWSON) and the Dean of the Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health (TSSWPH). The Associate Director will close gifts and steward donors so that the positive and mutually beneficial relationships continue


Minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in a non-profit setting, preferably an alumni, development, educational or membership organization, with proven success in developing major gift strategies, soliciting and closing gifts and developing recommendations for stimulating interest in the organization's program.  

  • Ability to communicate clearly and eloquently in written and spoken form;
  • Ability to inspire and manage volunteers and colleagues;
  • Ability to work with a diverse community;
  • Ability to manage competing projects;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and maintain self-motivation;
  • Ability to manage and manipulate databases;
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook;
  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Experience in higher education a plus; 
  • Ability to work effectively in a large complex, dynamic organization balancing competing priorities.
  • Willing to exemplify and live the values of the UHF (accountability, excellence, integrity, service, teamwork, and trust).
For more information about the position and to apply, click on the link below. 
Apply for the Associate Director of Development
Professional Development
UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series: 
Future Proof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation
Kevin Roose, technology columnist for the New York Times

Orvis Auditorium, UH Mānoa campus
Thursday, March 3, 2022, 6:30 PM
Register here: 

The Better Tomorrow Speaker Series is a joint venture of the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

For more than half a century, science fiction has imagined a dystopian future dominated by computers. Kevin Roose argues that the future has arrived. Even with artificial intelligence still in its infancy, large technology companies are already commanding our economy, automating our jobs, corrupting our politics, and capturing our attention. Apps and algorithms are reshaping the human experience.
So what is to be done? How do we devise policies and reshape institutions so that human beings can live happy, fulfilling lives in a world increasingly built for and by machines?

Based on a decade of reporting, Roose offers surprising and simple lessons: First, that democratic governments rather than for-profit companies should be making the most important decisions about deploying new technologies. Second, that educational institutions should be cultivating the qualities that make students most human—creativity, empathy, and interdisciplinary exploration—rather than training narrowly for jobs that could become obsolete. In order to dominate the future of machines, we have to be creators rather than cogs.

This is an in-person event with limited seating. All attendees must show proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 and must wear masks inside the auditorium. The program will also be livestreamed on our website:

New York Times technology columnist Kevin Roose is the bestselling author of three books, including Futureproof. Focused on intersections of technology, business, and culture, he writes about online extremism, social media disinformation, artificial intelligence and algorithms, and emerging technologies. Before joining The Times, he was a columnist for New York magazine and co-host of the Real Future TV documentary series. Copies of Roose’s book, Futureproof, will be available for purchase, and the author will conduct a book signing after the talk.

To find out about future events, register on our website
UHM School Of Architecture Lecture Series
Sara Jensen Carr

On Friday, March 4 at 12pm HSTDr. Sara Jensen Carr—friend of Hawai’i, former SOA/PH faculty colleague, former HI ASLA member, now Assistant Professor & Director of the Master of Design in Sustainable Urban Environments program at Northeastern University—will present her much anticipated book talk “The Topography of Wellness: How Health and Disease Shaped the American Landscape”. 
Zoom webinar info:
Password: 201012

For more information about the presentation, please see the flyer below. 
Sara Jensen Carr Presentation Flyer
HAWAIʻI: KILO MALAMARe-imagining the ʻAimalama: Analyzing the Weather Observations collected over the past years

Presented by Dr. Kalei Nuʻuhiwa

Event hosted by the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, UHM
Please join us Wednesday evening, MARCH 3, 2022 at 7pm    on for our 59th Brandt Webinar focusing on “HAWAIʻI: KILO MALAMA: Re-imagining the ʻAimalama: Analyzing the Weather Observations collected over the past years,” presented by Dr. Kalei Nuʻuhiwa. 

Dr. Nuʻuhiwa is our foremost Hawaiian Ethno-astronomer, with a doctorate from Waikato University, Aotearoa, New Zealand in Indigenous Studies. Dr. Nuʻuhiwa often teaches a variety of Hawaiian Studies classes, especially our new course on HWST 271: Introduction to Papahulilani, Hawaiian Astronomy, never taught anywhere else in the world before.

For past events, please visit
Family First
A Project by Iowa’s Department of Public Health, Department of Human Services
and Brain Injury Alliance

The Hawai’i Department of Health Neurotrauma Program invites you to learn about 3 Iowa organizations collaborating to address “Family Preservation through Policy, Training and Identification" via a virtual presentation on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022, 1:30pm HST

 • Research on intersection of brain injury and child welfare
• Implementation and impact of Family First Act
• Implementation of pilot Resource Facilitation within child welfare services
• Framework for embedding Resource Facilitation in child welfare programs

Please email if you would like the Zoom link to attend. For more information about the presentation, please see the flyer below. 
Family Preservation Through Policy, Training, and Identification Flyer
2022 Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI)
Consortium National Conference 

On behalf of the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Conference Organizing Committee, the RCMI Principal Investigators, Faculty and Staff, and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Program Officers and Project Scientists, we am pleased to invite you to the 2022 RCMI Program Virtual Grantees Conference that will be held online, which will commence on March 16th, 2022 and will conclude on March 18th, 2022.
The Conference theme is Inclusive Excellence, and the scientific sessions and oral and poster presentations will showcase the best science across the RCMI Consortium. Following opening remarks by NIMHD Director, Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable, Dr. Joshua C. Denny and Dr. Kenneth R. Gersing will highlight research collaboration and funding opportunities with the NIH All of Us Program and the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C), respectively. The Opening Session will also provide an update on NIMHD evaluation of the RCMI Program, as well as an update on the progress of the RCMI Coordinating Center in defining common metrics and data collection standards for evidence-based evaluation of the RCMI U54 Centers.
Concurrent workshops will feature the following RCMI research awards and collaborations: (1) RCMI data science awardees and training on the All of Us (AoU) Hub Researcher Workbench, conducted by the Vanderbilt University AoU Research Hub team; (2) RCMI COVID-19 awardees and community engagement; (3) practice-based research network (PBRN) awardees and collaboration opportunity; (4) research infrastructure core resources; (5) RCMI Investigator Development Workshop will focus on preparing the all-important Specific Aims page and provide useful insights into the NIH application submission and peer-review processes, including information about the Early Career Reviewer Program; (6) RCMI Research Administrators’ Workshop will introduce how RCMI U54 Centers can showcase their scientific discoveries and community health impact with the new RCMI Consortium website, as well as share solutions on efficient data collection for progress reports, evaluation, and other research-related deliverables.
We would be delighted to have you attend this conference and/or submit an abstract for a poster presentation. Your participation will contribute to the success of this program and to the RCMI theme of Inclusive Excellence.
Kindly respond to this invitation on or before March 14, 2022, to secure a place as an attendee or before March 7, 2022, to submit an abstract.
Registration is complimentary. We look forward to receiving your confirmed registration for the upcoming 2022 RCMI Consortium National Conference. For more information, please see the attached Program Agenda or visit the conference website at

To register as attendee, use the online form at

To view the abstract submission guidelines, navigate to

To submit an abstract, use the online form at

For important dates and submission deadlines, visit:
Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
2022 Global Health Conference 

Free online satellite sessions will be held on March 21-25.

Join the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) for their online 13th Annual Global Health Conference on March 28-April 1. Free online satellite sessions will be held on March 21-25. Click below for more details about the conference and satellite sessions. Separate registration is required for satellite sessions.
CUGH Satellite Sessions
CUGH 2022 Global Health Conference Flyer

Global Cancer Research Symposium

The 10th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research (ASGCR), in partnership with the National Cancer Institute's Center for Global Health, will be held virtually March 23 - 24, 2022, prior to the 13th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Global Health Conference. The ASGCR theme this year, New Models for Global Cancer Research, Training, and Control is intended to prompt systematic approaches to the discovery, translation, and implementation of evidence based cancer control initiatives.

Registration is free of charge and can be completed at: This year's ASGCR will also include a pre-conference session Early Career Investigator Day (ECID) on March 22, 2022. ECID is intended for early career scientists interested in a career in global cancer research. Additional details regarding ECID and registration instructions can be found at:

Call for Abstracts: 5th Annual AFREhealth Symposium

Submit an abstract for the 5th annual AFREhealth Symposium: "COVID-19 Pandemic and post-pandemic issues for health professions education, research and service delivery." The symposium will be held August 2-4, 2022. Submissions close March 31st, 2022. For more information about AFREhealth, click here

To submit your abstract, click on the link below. 
AFREhealth Symposium Abstract Submission
For Students
Business Boot Camp
Offered by the William S. Richardson School of Law

The Law School is offering Business Boot Camp II on Saturdays from 9-11AM to include topics possibly of interest to students in the Thompson School who may pursue law school. The topics are: “Developing Financial and Business Literacy & An Overview of the Richardson School of Law Business Law Curriculum.”
(Link to offerings)

For more information about the Boot Camp, click on the flyer below. 

Business Boot Camp Flyer
SiX Reproductive Rights Team Seeking a Research Intern
State Innovation Exchange (SiX) is a national resource and strategy center that collaborates with state legislators to improve people’s lives through
transformative public policy

The SiX Reproductive Rights team is hiring an intern to assist in our research focused programming with state legislators from March through July 2022 (timing also negotiable for summer internship needs). This opportunity is for students that might be interested in translating research for a policymaker audience. The starting salary for this position is $18/hr. The position is remote and open to anyone living in the United States. Interns are expected to work approximately 15 hours per week, but weekly hours are flexible and can be adjusted based on school schedules or other work commitments. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
SiX Research Intern Application and Info
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