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The College has more 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and 155 faculty members and staff. The Information Technology Center in the College provides computing and communications infrastructure, services, support, and innovation for the instructional, research, public service, and administrative programs. The College is comprised of 14 departments and programs, and offers a doctoral degree in eight of these programs. PEACESAT which links Hawai‘i with the USAPI via satellite operations is also part of the College.
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Hawai'i offers the MA and PhD in Anthropology with a concentration in Medical Anthropology. Resources for training in Medical Anthropology include specific curricular and research foci within the Department of Anthropology, as well as related areas of instruction in the Schools of Public Health and Medicine and other academic units concerned with health, medicine, and human biology. The multiethnic communities of Hawai'i, and a variety of clinical settings, provide unusual opportunities for the study of sociocultural and epidemiologic problems related to health and illness, illness prevention and therapeutics, and delivery of health care services among populations in transition.
The State of Hawaii civil defense system is comprised of State Civil Defense and four county civil defense agencies. It embodies emergency management and homeland security. Civil defense structures and missions are consistent with the comprehensive, integrated, all-hazards emergency management system that is supported by the Department of Homeland Security (Federal Emergency Management Agency). The system involves planning, programming, and coordination of disaster preparedness, mitigation programs, and response and recovery operations.
The Asia-Pacific Center for Biosecurity, Disaster and Conflict Research is one of five centers under the Asia-Pacific Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases (APITMID). In order to increase understanding and preparedness in the areas of biosecurity, disasters and conflict, the Center conducts education and training, performs services for the community, participates in regional, national, and international forums; and convenes, seminars, and conferences.
Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is a program within JABSOM that is funded through grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration, other federal agencies, the Hawaii State Department of Health, and local foundations. The federal goals of the program are to improve access to quality health care through appropriate preparation, composition and distribution of the health professions workplace and to improve access to a diverse and culturally competent and sensitive health professions workforce.
The mission of the Yale University School of Medicine’s Center for Continuing Medical Education (CME) is to advocate and support the continuing professional development of health care professionals. Through its Center for Continuing Medical Education, the Medical School offers a full range of educational experiences that enhance the practitioner's knowledge base, provide updates and review, and expand professional skills.
In the tradition of the Yale University School of Medicine as a world-class institution, the target audience of Yale CME includes the broad range of the medical profession, from full-time practitioners to academic physicians with special interests in research and teaching as well as other allied health care professionals locally, nationally and internationally.
The activities sponsored by Yale CME include primary care, specialty, and subspecialty topics in the field of medicine. The scope of these activities involves the body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.
Yale CME provides content and material tailored to complement the participant's needs and schedule through the following educational activities: conferences and workshops; home study courses; enduring materials; and online learning.
The offerings are intended to enhance physician and other health professionals’ training and influence their behavior for the purpose of improving health outcomes and patient care.
The Pacific Public Health Training Center (PPHTC) is a combined effort of the four accredited Schools of Public Health in California and the University of Hawaii's School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene. The Center's primary goal is to develop and support public health training opportunities that are consistent with the Health 2010 objectives.
PPHTC is a distance learning network of people and resources that takes training and information to the learner. This network uses a variety of instructional media ranging from print-based videotape and multi-media to meet the training and information needs of the nation’s health workforce needs.
The School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene consists of two autonomous departments, the Department of Nursing and the Department of Dental Hygiene each with its own chair. The Department of Nursing offers one of the finest programs to prepare students for careers in nursing, primarily for the State of Hawai'i and the Pacific Basin. Its programs range from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Master of Science in Nursing, Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing. It is also the only program in the state accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Hawai'i State Board of Nursing. The Department of Dental Hygiene is one of the few dental hygiene programs in the U.S. that prepares baccalaureate level students in the field of dental hygiene.
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researches, monitors and provides education about the effects of such natural hazards as tsunamis, hurricanes and volcanoes, making them a valuable resource for disseminating and pilot testing technologies geared toward detecting and responding to natural disasters. Pacific EMPRINTS' partnership with NOAA will build a base of GIS/GPS knowledge that is useful to and can be disseminated nationwide to protect our communities from natural disasters.