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March 22, 2022

Hawaiʻi Foodbank Fundraiser

The Thompson School is the UH Mānoa lead on the Hawaii Foodbank fundraising this year that will run from March 11 to May 13.

Hawai‘i residents are all experiencing higher costs for food, housing, medicine, utilities, education and transportation.  Many people will need to make decisions on what they can pay for or do without. Our donations will help feed Hawaii residents through difficult times.

Foodbank Background: The Foodbank works to gather food and support from local communities. They then distribute food through charitable agencies to those in need. In 2021, the Hawai‘i Foodbank distributed more than 23.5 MILLION pounds of food. Nearly a quarter of a million Hawai‘i residents are currently struggling with hunger. Among them are out-of-work parents, a growing number of kūpuna and 1 in 4 keiki.  

How can we help?

Monetary donations (either online or check/cash) and canned/non-perishable goods are welcome.  

Monetary donations: For every $1.00 collected, Foodbank is able to provide 2+ meals.  Any donation is appreciated.  The Foodbank is able to efficiently stretch monetary donations for food and produce through their network of more than 200 food partner agencies. You can go online and donate online at the UH Foodbank Donation Page.  Indicate that you are from the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa on the drop down menu, and indicate Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health on the next drop down menu.  By doing this our unit will receive credit for your donation.  If paying manually by check, please make the check payable to The Hawai‘i Foodbank. 

Canned Goods & Non Perishable Goods: All intact unexpired canned/non-perishable goods are welcome.  Please check your cupboard for extra food you would like to donate or purchase extra food while you are doing your weekly shopping. The most wanted items are monetary donations, canned proteins (meat, tuna, chicken), canned meals (stew, spaghetti, chili), canned vegetables or fruits and rice (2-5 lb. size). These donations can be taken to either Gartley Hall 203 (Department of Social Work Student Services) or 204 (Thompson School Dean's Office) or you can share your items with Norene Tanaka at the Office of Public Health Studies in BioMed D-209D.

2022 Foodbank T-Shirt: $20 for Small – XL; $25 for 2XL and 4XL.  These shirts can be ordered at  The listed prices are selling at the retail price, so none of it is tax deductible, however, if you order a t-shirt, half of the cost of the t-shirt will be credited to our unit.  Wearing the t-shirt helps to advertise the Foodbank campaign.

University of Utah's Grant Writing Coaching Group
Sponsored by the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)

 Are you finding it challenging to learn the intricacies of writing NIH-style research proposals? Do you struggle with making a compelling case to reviewers for the importance of your research project? Are you having trouble getting consistent feedback from experts as you write research proposals?

If any or all of these apply to you, then consider applying for entry into the University of Utah Grant Writing Coaching Group Study. This study is funded by NIH grant #U01 GM132366. The study protocol was reviewed and approved by the University of Utah IRB (approval #00113440).

Applications for Cohort 6 are due by March 24, 2022. You must be targeting an NIH submission deadline of January-March 2023 (preferred) or April-July 2023. If you plan to submit your grant proposal before January 2023, you are not eligible to participate in Cohort 6. All study participants will engage in a 5-month long, writing-intensive, small group, coaching experience designed to refine their proposal writing skills and facilitate timely submission of their proposals.

For other eligibility requirements, how to apply, and for further information, click on the links below.

Apply for the Grant Writing Coaching Group
More Info about the Grant Writing Coaching Group
Global Cancer Research Symposium
By The National Cancer Institute and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health

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
From the CUGH (Consortium of Universities for Global Health)

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
Holu Kanaka Hawai'i:
Native Hawaiian Daily Pathways to Resilience

A project is being conducted at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa that seeks to collect knowledge about what gives Native Hawaiians strength during challenging times in order to provide decolonized and culturally appropriate resources to support the resilience of Native Hawaiians today and in the future. Native Hawaiian adults of 18 years and older are invited (A) to talk story about their personal experiences of what gave them strength during past stressful experiences and which practices in their everyday life support their resilience to their everyday life challenges, and (B) to take part in a diary study for an indepth look at the little things in daily life that are essential for Native Hawaiian resilience. Participants will be reimbursed with $30 for sharing their personal story, and with $175 for doing the diary. Interested individuals are invited to contact Dr. Jan Hoeltge via email at or via phone 808 439 4979 until July 15th, 2022.
Professional Development

Ke Aʻo Mau Presents
Reflecting on our Genealogies:
Revealing our Pilina for Healing and Transformation

by Dr. Punihei Lipe

Sponsored by The Hawaii Pacific Foundation

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 

*Two Social Work continuing education credits are available 

This session 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

Reflecting on Our Genealogies Flyer
Register for Reflecting on Our Genealogies
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
PIKO BERD Core Workshop

Join PIKO (Center for Pacific Innovations, Knowledge, and Opportunities) for a workshop on how to use REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) on Monday, March 28 from 11 AM to 12 PM on Zoom. Click on the flyer below for more information and how to register. 
PIKO REDCap Workshop Flyer
Hawaiʻi Journal of Health & Social Welfare
March 2022 Issue

Check out the latest edition of the 
Hawaiʻi Journal of Health & Social Welfare here:  
Hawaiʻi Journal of Health & Social Welfare
March 2022 Special Issue
Sponsored by the University of Hawaiʻi Orthopaedic Residency Program

This supplement issue of the Hawaiʻi Journal of Health & Social Welfare focuses on original research, studies, and a case report from the University of Hawaiʻi Orthopaedic Residency Program. 

The articles in this special issue focus on a wide variety of orthopaedic injuries. Topics include a review on what's new in geriatric acetabular fractures, a study that highlights when patients return to driving after outpatient surgery, a case report on a 17-year-old football player with avascular necrosis (AVN), and more. 

For further information about each event, click here.

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

More Information About DSW Events
Come visit the Public Health Fair! 
Hosted by Hui Ola Pono 

Hui Ola Pono, the Office of Public Health Studies Student Organization, is hosting a Public Health Fair at UH Mānoa’s Campus Center Courtyard on Tuesday, April 5 from 10:30 AM to 2 PM. All are welcome to attend!
National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Career Development Webinar Series
Best Practices for Students, Postdocs, and their Faculty Mentors When Writing an NIH Individual Fellowship Grant Application
Join the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) on Wednesday, April 6 from 2-4 pm CT for a webinar with Dr. Jaime Rubin. Dr. Rubin will be sharing her best practices and tips on writing an NIH Individual Fellowship Grant Application. She will also leave time at the end to answer any questions about the process. Click on the link below to register.
Register for the NRMN Webinar
Frances A. Matsuda Spring 2022 Distinguished Lecture
Hosted by the UHM Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
The UHM Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing invites all members of the healthcare community to this free in-person event. The lecture will be followed by discussion and refreshments.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
at the UHM Campus Center Executive Dining Room

"A Public Health View of Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: 
Emerging Patterns and Disparities" 

by Joyce K. Edmonds, PhD, MPH, RN, Senior Associate Professor with Tenure, Boston College, Connell School of Nursing

Space is limited; RSVPs required by Thursday, April 7, 2022. For more information and to register, click on the links below. 
Register for the Spring 2022 Distinguished Lecture Here
Spring 2022 Distinguished Lecture Flyer
PIKO Annual Capacity Building Workshop
Join PIKO (Center for Pacific Innovations, Knowledge, and Opportunities) for their first annual workshop to enhance clinical and translational research in Hawaiʻi. 

TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2022 (8:00 AM- 12:00 PM)
J. Keaweʻaimoku Kaholokula
Katrina Kapāʻanaokalāokeola Oliveira
Panel Discussion: Adrienne Dillard, Megan Inada, Claire Ing, and others

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2022 (8:00 AM- 12:00 PM)

Dedra Buchwald, Spero Manson
Kathryn Braun, Scott Okamoto

THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2022 (8:00AM- 12:00 PM)

Panel Discussion: Mark Speck, Rylan Chong, Laura Tipton
Panel Discussion: Kapono Chong-Hanssen, Kanoe Davis, Hannah Preston-Pita
Neal Palafox
Register for the PIKO Workshop
PIKO Workshop Flyer
Virtual Standards of Quality for
Family Strengthening and Support Training

By The Hawaiʻi ʻOhana Support Network

The Hawaiʻi ʻOhana Support Network will have a two day virtual training session on Tuesday, April 26 (9 AM to 3:30 PM), and Wednesday, April 27 (9:15 AM to 3:30 PM), including breaks. The Certification Training details how the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support can enhance work with families. Whether you are program staff setting up a new program or strengthening an existing one, or a funder developing or monitoring programs, the Standards provide a blueprint for implementing best practice. For more information and to register, click on the links below.
Register for Virtual Standards of Quality Training
Virtual Standards of Quality Training Flyer
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Resources and Opportunities

Check out this list of health-related resources and opportunities provided by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. 
ENERGHY (Energising Global Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship) Summer School
From the CUGH (Consortium of Universities for Global Health)

The ENERGHY 10-day Summer School is a toolbox, experiential learning, and ground zero for a mindset transformation towards a new generation of global health innovators. It is designed to empower postgraduate students, researchers and young professionals to create new business models with global citizen-centric solutions aimed at democratizing health. Learn more and register.
Employment Opportunities

UH Mānoa Thompson School

Department of Social Work Instructor 

We are hiring a social work instructor and educator to join Thompson School Department of Social Work at UH Mānoa.
Closing data is extended to March 22, 2022

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach social work courses at the graduate and undergraduate level for both distance education and in-person options;
  • Teach graduate/undergraduate courses in direct social work practice (e.g., generalist practice and practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities), including in the distance education option;
  • Teach practice content related to the diverse populations in Hawaiʻi;
  • Regularly update curricular materials to reflect current research and best practices;
  • Be able to use technology in social work instruction;
  • Serve as academic advisor to graduate and undergraduate students or other assigned advising;
  • Assist in overall distance education program delivery such as providing assistance at orientation events, supporting grant writing, and providing classroom support;
  • Serve on department and school committees;
  • Render service to the profession and community;
  • Participate in curriculum development activities;
  • Perform related tasks as assigned
 Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited college or university of recognized standing in social work;
  • Two years post-MSW full-time agency based social work practice experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to teach effectively and to direct/lead group discussions;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively;
  • Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others
 Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience with teaching in a distance education modality, particularly in asynchronous courses;
  • Experience working with diverse communities in the Hawaiʻi context
  • Familiarity with UH’s online teaching tools such as Laulima, Zoom, and/or Flipgrid;
  • Experience with academic advising;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of use of instructional technologies and pedagogies.
 Applicants must submit the following: 
  • Cover letter itemizing how you meet each of the minimum qualifications, any desirable qualifications (as applicable), and reason for applying for this position
  • Names and contact information (including email addresses) of at least 3 professional references
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Up to two examples of candidate-developed training or teaching materials (e.g., presentation materials, syllabi, training manual)  
  • Official transcripts or equivalent documents directly from the institution of highest educational level relevant to job sought (transcript copies are acceptable but official originals required upon hire) 
Rebecca Stotzer,, or 808-956-6121
Apply for the Social Work Instructor Position

UH Mānoa Thompson School
Department of Social Work
Instructor HCWE (Hawaiʻi
 Child Welfare Educational Collaboration Coordinator) Position

To begin approximately April 2022, or as soon thereafter as possible. Annually renewable, depending on availability of funding and satisfactory performance. Applications are due by March 22, 2022. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administer the Hawaiʻi Child Welfare Educational Collaboration (HCWEC) Project including but not limited to: teaching  designated courses as a part of HCWEC curriculum
  • Develop and teach the Field Integration Seminar for HCWEC students
  • Review HCWEC curriculum and provide suggestion for improvement
  • Oversee project development activities
  • Plan and coordinate the recruitment and selection of students
  • Develop and update program forms and manuals
  • Work with other private and public child welfare agency personnel in the coordination of project activities
  • Coordinate field practicum
  • Recruit and maintain liaisons with all the field practicum sites
  • Support practicum instructors and students in field placements
  • Conduct evaluation of field sites
  • Coordinate field and recruitment activities with appropriate school offices
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned
 Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Social Work or related field from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Evidence of ability to teach effectively and to direct group discussions
  • Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others 
Desirable Qualifications
  • Two years post MSW experience working as a public child welfare social worker
  • Experience as a social work field instructor
  • Experience in supporting students or clients in high-stress situations
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize the full range of Office tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Google products (Google docs, Calendar, Forms, Sheets)

To Apply
Click on the "Apply" button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach required documents. Applicants must submit the following:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter indicating interest in the position and how the minimum and desirable qualifications are met
  • Names and contact information (telephone number and e-mail addresses) of at least 3 professional references
  • Copies of educational transcripts with confidential information redacted (i.e. social security number, date of birth, etc.).  Official transcripts are required upon hire
Dr. Francie Julien-Chinn, 808-956-4929
Apply for the Instructor (HCWEC Coordinator) Position

Community Impact Project Coordinator

As part of the American Heart Association’s commitment to advancing cardiovascular health for all, this grant-supported project is focused on addressing nutrition insecurity through meeting people where they are – in this case, faith-based organizations.  Through this project, we will implement a comprehensive social determinants of health screening and referral protocol with identified faith-based organizations and a Federally Qualified Health Center on Oahu to address nutrition insecurity amongst non-Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander populations. 

The Community Impact Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and executing a work plan to ensure deliverables are effectively met and documented.  Responsibilities include training and equipping volunteers to conduct screening and referral services, engage faith-based organization congregations, coordinate workshops and other activities/events and provide administrative, logistics and data management/reporting support.

This grant-funded opportunity has an anticipated term of up to six months with a schedule of up to 25 hours/week (specific hours will be coordinated with the needs of participating organizations and volunteers).


  • Provide training and oversight to equip volunteers in conducting social determinants of health screenings and referral services through identified faith-based organizations. The objectives are to (1) screen and refer nutrition insecure community members to sustaining resources such as SNAP, WIC, and Double Up Food Bucks, reducing the stigma of nutrition incentive programs; (2) conduct social determinants of health screenings and referrals at events engaging congregations of identified faith-based organizations; (3) conduct blood pressure screenings, educate on blood pressure self-monitoring and refer members as appropriate to FQHC for care.
  • Work with identified Federally Qualified Health Center to be a resource for referrals for improved health care access.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement hypertension workshops and other activities/events to engage members of faith-based organizations/community members to encourage trusted conversations around health.
  • Support the delivery of nutrition security resources and hypertension education to members of the communities addressed.
  • Provide administrative, logistics and data management/reporting support required to fulfill grant deliverables.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Education or related discipline. This may be an ideal opportunity for a student currently earning a Master’s Degree.
  • Progressive experience in public health, community health or equivalent
  • Proven ability to recruit, train, mobilize and manage volunteers
  • Demonstrated ability to drive toward and achieve results
  • Effectively manage relationships with the ability to gain trust and demonstrate influence without authority
  • Knowledge of community networks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to reliably travel to meeting/training sites and availability to coordinate schedules with participating organizations and volunteers, including outside of regular business hours (weekends/evenings)
To learn more and apply for the position, click on the link below. 
Community Impact Project Coordinator Position
For Students

New UH Mānoa
John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Programs

The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Department of Quantitative Health Sciences offers a Master of Science (MS) in Quantitative Health and Clinical Research (2 years) and a Graduate Certificate (GCERT) in Clinical Research (2 semesters). The MS program has two tracks - Clinical Research (CR) suited for physician-researchers and those in or pursuing careers in clinical research, and Quantitative Health Sciences (QHS), which will prepare students for future careers in areas such as biostatistics, bioinformatics, analysis of healthcare data. The GCERT is ideal for medical trainees, gap-year students, and health professionals. We are currently enrolling students in our programs. For details, please visit the following website and check the promotional videos below.

Graduate Program:

MS video:

GCERT video:


Additional Resources
Recap: Dr. Paul Farmer's talk with the
UHM Better Tomorrow Speaker Series

In case you missed it, we have posted Dr. Farmer’s February 17 talk, “Who Lives, Who Dies.,” on our YouTube channel

There is also posted a copy of his lecture the previous day for students and faculty at JABSOM. See:

Note that UH Communications and JABSOM prepared media releases on Dr. Farmer’s passing and his legacy. You can read more about Dr. Farmer’s work on the Partners In Health website.

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