The seminar series will provide a broad overview of research, health and health disparities topics in Hawai’i. The series will invite participation of leaders from both research and community settings. Seminar topics will include ethnic disparities in health research, Native Hawaiian health, childhood research initiatives, fitness and obesity research, social and cultural factors related to health outcomes, and ethical aspects of research. The seminar series will cover both studies of clinical outcomes and health services. As small group discussions, seminars offer a forum for exchange of ideas and nurturing of students’ relationships with instructors, many of whom may also serve as mentors for students’ individual projects.
As an extension of the seminar series, the UCSF consultants, Stephen Hulley, Charles McCulloch, Bernard Lo, Deborah Grady, and Jeff Martin, will conduct an annual two-day teaching seminar, focusing on current issues in clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, and bioethics.