The Certificate in Indigenous Public Health will provide students with an understanding of the practice of public health, indigenous communities’ practices of health and well-being, and conventional and traditional health perspectives.
In addition to helping local businesses survive disruptions caused by the coronavirus, a main goal of the project was to strengthen relationships between the UH Hilo students and the community.
Winning the Best Visualization Showcase Award at an upcoming research conference, the app is made from thousands of images of coral reef habitats collected by marine scientist John Burns and his research team during ship-based research expeditions led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.
The face shields are being produced at the UH Hilo Department of Computer Science through a 3D printing project headed by Francis Cristobal, a faculty specialist.
The students, enrolled in a public history course, were invited to participate in this preservation workshop with the goal of cleaning, i.e. washing and scrubbing, every known grave marker on the Kalaupapa peninsula over a two week period in March.
Despite the abrupt switch to online teaching in March due to the coronavirus, the UH Hilo School of Nursing got everyone to the finish line: 46 students earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (27 from Hilo and 19 from West O‘ahu). During the pinning ceremony, students from the Hilo and West O‘ahu cohorts were also recognized for several awards.
The English department at UH Hilo held virtual ceremonies May 12 for its spring 2020 awards and scholarships recipients.
The theme of the 16th Annual Transcultural Nursing Symposium was “Culturally Congruent Communication,” and student actors had already created and filmed several educational skits that worked perfectly for the switch to the virtual format of this year’s event.