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Mapuana Antonio Appointed to Native Hawaiian Culture Endowed Professorship

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Associate Professor Mapuana Antonio of the Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health is the first faculty to be formally appointed the Queen Liliʻuokalani Distinguished Professorship in Native Hawaiian Culture.

Dr. Antonio was a PIKO Pilot Project Year 1 Awardee where her work focused on the Development and Validation of the Ke Ola O Ka ‘Aina: ‘Aina Connectedness Scale for Health Research.

Antonio’s appointment recognizes the deep cultural engagement of her work in public health, her links to social justice and social work research, student and community engaged work, as well as her continuous support of social work students at the graduate level.

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