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Feb 15, 2022
Thompson School Updates

Better Tomorrow Speaker Series Presents

 Paul Farmer 

 Who Lives, Who Dies: Reimagining Global Health and Social Justice 

Thursday, February 17th at 6:30 pm 

featuring Kalamaoka`aina Nihe

Paul Farmer is the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is co-founder and chief strategist of the non-profit Partners In Health. His work focuses on the consequences of social inequality and the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His most recent book is Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History.

For more information about the event, click on the link below. 

Both the private and public events are sponsored by the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Office of Global Health and International Medicine, with support from Dr. Yoshihisa Asano, founder of the Noguchi Medical Research Institute (NMRI). Co-sponsored by the Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, Office of Public Health Studies, and the Queen’s Health Systems. The Better Tomorrow Speaker Series is a joint venture of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, and Kamehameha Schools.

Click Here for Registration-Better Tomorrow Speaker Series: Paul Farmer
Online Master’s Degree in Public Health Specializing in Health Policy & Management
The application deadline for the new online MPH program has been extended to March 1 for candidates interested in applying for the program’s inaugural fall 2022 semester. We are also excited to share the program was featured in a recent UH News article: Online master’s degree in public health caters to ‘growing’ pandemic demands and Hawaii News Now
Professional Development
and Events
2022 Humanism, Empathy, Social Justice, and
Global Health Symposium

February 16-18, 2022

On behalf of the Office of Global Health and International Medicine (OGHIM) and the Office of Medical Education (OME) at the University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), the University of Hawai‘i System Global Health & Social Justice Work Group, Noguchi Medical Research Institute (NMRI), and Dr. Yoshihisa Asano, Ph.D. (NMRI), we'd like to announce the schedule of the 2022 Humanism, Empathy, Social Justice, and Global Health Symposium.

Schedule: Please see flyer below.

Locations: UH JABSOM and/or online

Important Notes:
Please contact Ms. Kori-Jo Kochi with any symposium related questions at
Humanism, Empathy, Social Justice, and Global Health Symposium Schedule
2022 Faculty Mentoring Grant for Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Work

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship (OVPRS) is pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) for the 2022 Faculty Mentoring Grant for Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Work. UROP will award up to $75,000 in grants directly to eligible faculty who will mentor UHM undergraduate students conducting research or creative work projects in Summer 2022. The funds are intended to increase undergraduate student participation in summer opportunities, including the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), a cohort-based program that will run from June 2 – July 29, 2022.

The application period opens February 1 and closes March 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm. To learn more and to apply, please see the instructions below, or visit the Faculty Mentoring Grant webpage.

UROP Instructions
Highlights of UROP Video
Didactic Opportunities For 
Prevention, Recovery, & Treatment Month 

Harm Reduction as a CSAC with Natalia Werkoff, LCSW, CSAC
 February 18, 11am-12pm

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Those Living with Ruminative Conditions like SUDs and Anxiety with Michael DeMattos
February 25, 12-2pm

Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral to Treatment with Haylin Dennison, LCSW
 February 28, 12-2pm

Interested in becoming a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor?
Join our information session with Dr. Clifford Bersamira and Angela Bolan
February 16, 10-11am
If you think you are in need of accommodation for a disability for any of these events, please contact or (808) 956-9885 one week prior to the start of the event.
Register for Didactic Opportunities and the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Info Session

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

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

 Dr. Kealoha Fox, Senior Manager, Social Health Integration, AlohaCare

  • Wednesday, March 02, 2022, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Register Here


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 Here


*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 more information, please click on the flyer below. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations contact S. Kukunaokalā Yoshimoto at

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 Multidisciplinary Health Sciences Poster Festival

The Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing are pleased to announce that the 2022 Multidisciplinary Health Sciences Poster Festival will be held virtually on May 2, 2022. Students, faculty, and health colleagues are invited to apply to participate. This event is free to students, faculty, staff, and the public, so please save the date and join! To submit an abstract and/or to register for the festival, please see the links below. An informational flyer is also located below. 

Application deadline: March 9, 2022 by 5 P.M. HST
Notification of acceptance will be made by March 30, 2022.
Event registration deadline: April 30, 2022
Abstract Submission for the Poster Festival
Register for the Poster Festival
Poster Festival Informational Flyer
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), will begin accepting applications for its Pre-Dissertation Fellows Program on February 15, 2022. The application deadline is June 1, 2022.

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

    For more information and how to apply, click on the link below.

AGESW Fellows Program Information
Post-Doctoral Training in Promoting Equity in
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease

The Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin are recruiting two postdoctoral fellows through a T32 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This is a two-year fellowship, contingent upon satisfactory progress, with a start date of 08/01/2022.

Eligibility: Individuals underrepresented in health-related sciences (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hawaiian Natives, natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands, individuals with physical or mental disabilities, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds) are eligible to apply for the fellowship. All applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application. Applicants are required to possess an MD, DO or a PhD in a relevant discipline, or be enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program and fulfill all degree requirements prior to program entry. MD/DO applicants should have completed their residency by the start of the fellowship. Fellows will annually receive a $60,000 stipend, health insurance stipend, and a travel/professional development allowance of $ 3,400.

Application process: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and require a cover letter; curriculum vitae; two-page (single-space) statement describing research interests and experience, eligibility, training needs, & career plans; three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (published manuscript or manuscript draft).

For more information and how to apply, click on the link below.

Post-Doctoral Training at the University of Texas Info
2022–2023 CSWE Minority Fellowship Program
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)'s Minority Fellowship Program application cycle is now open. The doctoral MFP targets but is not limited to racial/ethnic minority individuals pursuing the doctoral degree in social work. An applicant must hold a social work master’s degree from a CSWE-accredited program. Applicants’ career goals should center on leadership in practice, research, teaching, or policy  with underrepresented and underserved persons facing mental health and/or substance abuse challenges 

Eligibility Requirements

  • An applicant must be an American citizen, noncitizen national, or have permanent residence status (international students, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students, and work visa holders are not eligible to apply).
  • The fellowship targets but is not limited to minority ethnic/racial groups.
  • An applicant must have a master’s degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program and be starting full-time study leading to a doctoral degree in social work or be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a doctoral social work program.
  • Applicants must demonstrate potential for assuming a leadership role providing mental health and substance abuse services to ethnic/racial minority individuals and communities and potential for success in doctoral studies.
  • Applicants cannot receive another source of federal funding during the fellowship year (federal loans excluded).
  • Applicants must be able to attend MFP training at CSWE's Annual Program Meeting (travel and other expenses covered by the MFP).
For more information and how to apply, click on the link below.
CSWE Doctoral Minority Fellowship Program Info
2022–2023 CSWE MSW Minority Fellowship Program
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) also offers a Minority Fellowship Program for Masters Degree level students. For more information about the program, click on the link below for more information on the 2022-2023 application cycle.
CSWE Masters Minority Fellowship Program Info
For Students
SECE Online Graduate Student Assistant (Job # 261979-A5)
Under the supervision of the research team in the Department of Social Work, the graduate student will assist with data management and analysis process using Dedoose software. Graduate student assistant may also help develop research study dissemination materials including manuscript preparation, writing, and submission. Other administrative related support may be requested.

Hours: 4-20 per week
Pay Rate: $17.35

  • Student in Social Work or related field.

  • Familiar with qualitative research methods.

  • Excellent writing and oral communications skill.

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.

  • Desired requirement: familiar with qualitative analysis and related software programs i.e., Otter and Dedoose.

For more information about the position, click on the link below to visit the SECE website. Input Job #261979-A5 to search for the position. 
Click Here for SECE Website
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