Magazine article The Nation's Health

Hawaii College Students Celebrate Public Health

Magazine article The Nation's Health

Hawaii College Students Celebrate Public Health

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EDUCATION, networking and some time spent with man's best friend were among the National Public Health Week events at the University of Hawaii-Manoa in HONOLULU, HAWAII.

Hui Ola Pono, the undergraduate and graduate student organization within the university's Office of Public Health Studies, organized a week full of activities in observance of National Public Health Week, culminating in an opportunity to meet trained therapy dogs and learn about the health benefits of pets.

But first, the student organization partnered with a number of local organizations to boost student engagement and promote public health on campus and in the larger community.

The week of activities began on Monday with an opportunity for students, faculty and staff within the Office of Public Health Studies to come together and enjoy healthy foods and drinks and get excited about this year's public health celebration. On Tuesday, the Gamma chapter of Delta Omega chapter held its fourth annual distinguished lecture and induction ceremony, presenting its Distinguished Lecture Award to Deane Neubauer, PhD, vice president for academic affairs and professor emeritus of political science at the university as well as co-director of the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership. Neubauer spoke to attendees, who included students, community members and Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, about globalization and health policies. During the event, four students were inducted in the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. …

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