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Launch Ceremony: World's First Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health Degree

March 6, 2013 - March 5, 2013
Manoa Campus, Hawai`inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, Kamakakūokalani Building (2645 Dole Street)

Did you know that Native Hawaiians live 13 years less than many of the rest of Hawai`i’s citizens? The College of Health Sciences and Social Welfare at the University of Hawai`i Mānoa is working to change that staggering statistic on several fronts.

The newest program is a one-of-a-kind area of study being launched in the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Office of Public Health Studies, based at the UH Mānoa campus.

The new Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health Specialization within the Master of Public Health Program will focus on understanding why such substantial health disparities exist among Hawai`i’s Native people and advancing the work that needs to be done to change them.

Dr. Maile Taualii, Specialization Head of the program, explains that, “The purpose of this program is to prepare students for leadership roles in Indigenous health, policy, research and culturally safe practices and services. The program's global focus makes it unique and the only one of its kind.”

Event Sponsor
Office of Public Health Studies, John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), Manoa Campus

More Information
Tina Shelton, 692-0897,

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Wednesday, March 6
8:00am First Aid/CPR/AED
Manoa Campus, Campus Center Executive Dining Room
8:30am Mobile Veterans Center Returns to Campus
Manoa Campus, The area between Andrews Ampitheater and Krauss Hall
9:45am TC - Flexibility and Tai Chi (3 of 4)
Windward Campus, Hale Kuhina 115
11:30am Special Microbiology / Biology Seminar
Manoa Campus, St. John 11
11:30am Healthy Cooking for Busy Parents
Manoa Campus, QLC #412
12:00pm Public Health Final Oral
Manoa Campus, Biomedical Sciences Bldg, Rm. D-207
12:00pm Hawaiian Studies Career Workshop
Hawai‘i Campus, Kaneikeao - Bldg. 379 Rm. 1
12:00pm Spring 2013 Faculty Speaker Series: Teaching Kuleana and Aloha Aina
Manoa Campus, Burns Hall 2118, East-West Center
12:30pm East-West Toastmasters Public Speaking Club Meeting
Manoa Campus, Sinclair Library 201
12:30pm Biology Seminar: Dr. Tyrone Hayes
Manoa Campus, Crawford 105
1:00pm Biggest Loser | Workout Wednesdays
Honolulu Campus, Building 2-113 (Grassy Area)
2:30pm Informational Meeting for Study Abroad in India
Manoa Campus, Sakamaki A201
4:00pm ECE Club Meeting
Honolulu Campus, Bldg 2, Room 208
4:30pm Translating Science to Practice: Human Milk and Breastfeeding
Manoa Campus, Queen Liliuokalani Center, Room 412
5:00pm Chess Club at UH Manoa Meeting
Manoa Campus, Campus Center room 309
8:00pm La Strada
Manoa Campus, Prime Time in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre
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