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December 15, 2021
May your holidays be full of festive delights!
If you have festive pet outfits or other holiday traditions you would like to share to delight us all, please send a picture and a brief description to
Starting January 2022, the PIKO Professional Development (PD) core will offer the tailored GUMSHOE (Grantwriting Uncovered: Maximizing Strategy, Help, Opportunities, Experiences) training in advanced grant writing. This 4-month, online training meets every other week and includes:
• Assistance improving your specific aims
• At least 6 sessions on grant-writing
• Academic and peer mentorship while writing or revising your proposal
• A mock review of your proposal
Applications are due Friday, Dec 17 at the link below. Further details about this opportunity can also be found below. 
Apply for PIKO GUMSHOE Here
PIKO GUMSHOE Information
NIDA Programs Call for Applications

Are you an Early-Stage Investigator (ESI) planning to apply for NIH funding? Interested in meeting NIDA Program Officers and other experts in the addiction research field? The 2022 NIDA Diversity Scholars Network Program (NDSN) is accepting applications! The NDSN is a comprehensive professional development program aimed at enhancing the funding success of underrepresented ESIs. The program consists of two separate meetings with an interim grant application development period. The Part I meeting includes research proposal feedback, discussion of relevant NIH funding mechanisms, the NIH review process, application strategies, as well as other professional development presentations. The Part II meeting consists of a mock review study section, discussion with the review panel on common grant writing pitfalls and strategies, and additional application development and resubmission presentations. The deadline to apply is January 14, 2022.

To learn more about the NIDA Diversity Scholars Network Program, please contact Ms. Isabela Lopes or visit the NDSN webpage for more information. The application for the 2022 program can be accessed through the NDSN webpage.
NIDA Program Informational Flyer
Research Participants Needed
Asian American Social Work Research Project

The study “Anti-Asian Climate and Social Work Practice: Through the Lens of Asian Social Workers.” is recruiting participants. This project is interested in speaking with current Asian/Asian American social workers (i.e., hold a BSW, MSW, and/or doctoral social work degree) aged 18+ to discuss recent events related to anti-Asian racism and violence faced in communities.

If interested, participants will be asked to participate in a semi-structured interview via Zoom, which should take approximately 60-90 minutes. Although there is no monetary compensation for interview participation, their perspectives are strongly appreciated and valued and will benefit the social work profession. Please see the flyer below for details.

To participate, please contact:
This study is approved by the University of Hawai‘i IRB. Please visit for more information on rights as a research participant.

IRB Contact Information:
808.956.5007 or

Research Team
Sophia Kim, Ph.D.
Cliff Bersamira, Ph.D.
Yeonjung Jane Lee, Ph.D.

Department of Social Work 
Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health 
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Asian American Social Work Project Informational Flyer
2022 Hawaii Legislative Session Calendar
Provided By Public Access Room (PAR): 
A Division of the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB)
Attached below is the 2022 Session Calendar. You can find it, along with the “Which Deadlines Apply to My Bill?” handout, on the “Current Legislature” page of the Public Access Room (PAR) website:
2022 Hawaii Legislative Session Calendar
Professional Development
CUGH-Pulitzer Center
9th Annual Global Health Video Competition

Are you working in global health, One-Health or international development? Submit a short, impactful video that powerfully illustrates a global health, environmental or development challenge or solution. It must be 5 minutes or less in length and can be submitted under one of two categories: Global Challenges, or High Impact Programs. Winners will be highlighted at our 13th Annual Global Health Conference, which will be held virtually March 28th-April 1st, 2022. Deadline for submission is February 1st, 2022. This competition is NOT for commercial organizations to submit their work. Please see link below on how to enter and for more information.
CUGH-Pulitzer Global Health Video Entry Form
Virtual Community Learning Session about Peer Support
Hosted by Pūʻā Foundation & EPIC ʻOhana
Join us on Dec 15, 2021 at 1:30-3 PM HST for a webinar featuring: Janie Gullickson & Jessica Carrol - Peer Support Experts (10 year SAMSHA Training & Technical Assistance Providers - with Peerlink). The registration link is below. 
Register for the Virtual Community Learning Session
Resilience for Emerging Health Providers –
Strengthening You to Strengthen Them

with Francie Julien-Chinn, PhD, MSW,
Assistant Professor, Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health

Thursday, December 16th, 12-1 PM

This webinar is intended for Social Workers and other health and human service professionals. At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Build an understanding of resilience mechanisms
- Gain new tools to build resilience in yourself and in those you serve

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers – Hawai’i Chapter (Approval HI62792021-756) for up to 1 Social Work continuing education contact hour(s).
Register Here for Resilience for Emerging Health Providers
Provost Bruno's Spring 2022 Live Online Forum 

In case you missed it, Provost Michael Bruno's online forum from Dec 10 is available to watch on the UH Mānoa YouTube channel and UH News . Provost Bruno discusses the spring 2022 semester as UH returns to a majority of in-person instruction and on-campus activities.

Better Tomorrow Speaker Series
Save the date! The Better Tomorrow Speaker Series is set to return in Spring 2022. To learn more about this event, click below.
Learn More about the Better Tomorrow Speaker Series
Save the Date!
Recent Grads/Graduate Students
PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program is excited to announce an off-cycle, one-year pilot program to provide opportunities for recent graduates interested in exploring a career in global health.
Interested candidates must have received a Master’s or Doctoral degree completed by the end of December 2021 or within the past five years (no earlier than February 2017) from a Minority-Serving Institution.
(Check your institution here). Applications must be submitted by the deadline of Friday, December 17th, 2021. To learn more about the program, visit

Informational Interviews will be conducted until December 17 and can be scheduled here. There is also a recording of a virtual info session.
Graduate Research Fellowship in Cancer Disparities

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center announces the availability of graduate research fellowships in cancer disparities research. Current master’s and doctoral students at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa are invited to apply for a graduate assistantship made available by the Pacific Island Partnership
for Cancer Health Equity (PIPCHE). Although the flyer below states December 1st as a deadline, application are still being accepted. 
Cancer Disparities Graduate Fellowship Flyer
Employment Opportunities
Kauai District Health Office

The State of Hawaii Department of Health Kauai District Health Office has several new full-time positions at its Lihue location. Current openings include a Registered Nurse, an Epidemiologist, and a Statistics Clerk.  See flyer below for additional information and links to application materials.

Kauai District Health Office Application Flyer
Director of the Executive Office on Early Learning 
The State of Hawaii Executive Office on Early Learning (EOEL) is looking for someone to fulfill the role of director. The ideal applicant would have experience in systems-building, policy and early childhood development. For more information on how to apply for the position, click below.
Apply for the EOEL Director Position
Assistant Teaching Professor Positions Available at
University of Washington School of Public Health

There are several open positions for Assistant Teaching Professors at the University of Washington School of Public Health (UW SPH). These positions are a particularly attractive option for candidates who are passionate about teaching and mentoring, don’t wish to spend the majority of their time conducting research, and are looking for a rewarding position which affords both financial security and respect.
Teaching Professors play a critical role in establishing the intellectual quality within UW SPH, through their contributions to teaching, mentorship, and service. During AY2021-22, they are conducting searches for the following Teaching Professor positions:
·           Assistant Teaching Professor - Biostatistics
·           Assistant Teaching Professor – Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (2 positions)
·           Assistant Teaching Professor – Epidemiology
·           Assistant Teaching Professor – Global Health
·           Assistant Teaching Professor – Health Systems and Population Health
They are specifically looking to fill these positions with individuals who champion and apply equity, diversity, inclusion, and/or anti-racism within their teaching, mentoring, and service experiences (

For more information about the Teaching Professor series, see the flyer below. 
UW Assistant Teaching Professor Flyer
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