Jan 2017 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team


  • Announcements:
    • Congratulations to the Child Program for a successful match!
  • Publications:
    • Schlozman, S., Beresin, E. V., Balon, R., Coverdale, J. H., Brenner, A. M., Louie, A. K., Guerrero, A. P. S., & Roberts, L. W. (2016). Stigma and mental health: A proposal for next steps. Academic Psychiatry, 40, 735-739.
    • Okihiro, M., Duke, L., Goebert, D., Ampolos, L., Camacho, C., Shanahan, N., Hishinuma, E., & Kaholokula, J. K. (2016). Promoting Optimal Native Outcomes (PONO) by understanding women’s stress experiences. Journal of Primary Prevention, 37(6). 10.1007/s10935-016-0460-5 [online first]
  • Chair’s updates:

Call for Presentations: 5th Cross Cultural Health Care Conference


5th Cross Cultural Health Care Conference:
Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Interventions

February 17-18, 2017
Ala Moana Hotel

*****Early Bird Registration Now Open*****


Invitation to Submit Abstracts
Abstract Call Opens on March 1, 2016
Abstract Call Ends on May 31, 2016
For more info on abstract requirements, please go to:

Please use the link below to submit your abstract:

IPASS Update


The Department of Psychiatry has initiated the IPASS system sign out into the clinical and training divisions. Training has begun in select areas, using the IPASS template in the Epic EHR. Our goal is to have all residents complete the IPASS video simulation by the end of January. Please see the link below for details.

IPASS Meeting Minutes 12-9-14

Public Loan Forgiveness Program


The University of Hawaii and UCERA employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. The PSFL is a loan repayment program that is available to full-time public service employees. Borrowers can qualify for forgiveness of their remaining balance of their Direct Federal Loans after they have made 120 qualifying payments made after October 1, 2007 while employed full-time by public service employers.

Click this link for more info.

Nov/Dec 2016 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and recognitions:
    • Thank you to Dr. Naleen Andrade for her 30 years of service at the University of Hawaii
    • Good luck and aloha to Dr. Leslie Matsukawa in Colorado
    • Congratulations to Drs. Gretchen Gavero and Jeanelle Sugimoto-Matsuda for their nominations for the Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Publications:
    • Haning, W. (2016). Tow Humanism in Medicine Address: Death Was Never Enemy of Ours. Hawai‘i Journal of Medical and Public Health, 75(10), 310-311. PMID: 27738565
    • Tateno, M., Skokauskas, N., Kato, T. A., Teo, A. R., & Guerrero, A. P. S. (2016). New game software (Pokemon Go) may help youth with severe social withdrawal, hikikomori. Psychiatry Research. [online first]
    • Balon, R. Beresin, E. V., Brenner, A. M., Coverdale, J. H., Guerrero, A. P., Louie, A. K., & Roberts, L. W. (2016). Opportunities and challenges of global mental health. Academic Psychiatry, 40(4), 643-646. doi:10.1007/s40596-016-0574-3
    • Brenner, A. M., Guerrero, A. P., Beresin, E. V., Coverdale, J. H., Balon, R., Louie, A. K., & Roberts, L. W. (2016). Teaching medical students and residents about homelessness: Complex, evidence-based, and imperative. Academic Psychiatry, 40(4), 572-575. doi:10.1007/s40596-016-0571-6
    • Chung-Do, J. J., Bifulco, K., Antonio, M., Tydingco, T., Helm, S., & Goebert, D. A. (2016). A cultural analysis of the NAMI-NH Connect Suicide Prevention Program by rural community leaders in Hawai‘i. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 40(2), 87-102. doi:10.1037/rmh0000044
    • Helm, S., & Okamoto, S. K. (2016). Gendered perceptions of drugs, aggression, and violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi:10.1177/0886260516660301 [online first]
    • Skokaukas, N., & Guerrero, A. P. S. (2016). Problem-based learning as a vehicle for collaborating internationally and introducing faculty and trainees to difference scholarship perspectives. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-016-0602-3 [online first]
    • Andrade, J. K. L. (2016). Improving health equity through minority psychiatry trainees: One journey to becoming an academic psychiatrist of indigenous ancestry. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-016-0649-1 [online]
    • Danz, T. M. (2016). The gatekeeper. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-016-0645-5 [online]
    • Gavero, G. C. (2016). The importance of early mentorship for minority students. Academic Psychiatry. [online] doi:10.1007/s40596-016-0643-7
    • Morreale, M. K., Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Coverdale, J. H., Brenner, A., Guerrero, A., Louie, A. K., & Roberts, L. W. (2016). Providing psychiatric care for an expanding population of cancer survivors: Imperatives for psychiatric education and leadership. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-016-0650-8 [online]
  • Chair’s updates:

Sept/Oct 2016 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements/Recognitions:

    • Thank you to Dr. William Haning for his 20 years of service at the University of Hawaii
    • Thank you to Mr. Tim Unten for his 10 years of service at the University of Hawaii
    • Welcome to Dr. Jaime Stevens
  • Publications:
    • Park, T. M., & Haning, III, W. F. (2016). Stimulant use disorders. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 25, 461-471.
    • Helm, S., Kissinger, D., Goebert, D., Agoha, R., Tanabe, R., & Alicata, D. (2016). Child and adolescent telepsychiatry in an academic-community partnership: Providers’ perceptions on teamwork. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 40(2), 103-112.
    • Streltzer, J. (2016). The International College of Psychosomatic Medicine: A personal history. BioPsychoSocial Medicine, 10(25), 1-6.
  • Chair’s updates:

July 2016 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and Recognitions:
    • Welcome to the new academic year!
    • Congratulations to Mr. Mark Lee on his accomplishments!
      • Mr. Lee graduated with a B.S. in Molecular Cell Biology and with Honors in Mathematics in Spring 2016, and completed his Senior Honors Thesis in Mathematics (B.S.) entitled “Ethno-Cultural Differences in Later-Life Caregiving Expectations, Caregiver Burden, Family Dynamics, and Healthcare Decision-Making Factors.” Committee Members: Dr. Jane Onoye (Advisor, Psychiatry) Dr. Leslie Wilson (Mathematics), Dr. Brett Lu (Psychiatry), and Ms. Jody Mishan (Hawaii Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative – Specialized Supportive Services Program, Center on Aging, University of Hawaii)
      • He was recently awarded an Honors Thesis prize for his work from the University of Hawaii Honors Program.
      • Mr. Lee will be attending Weill Cornell Medical College in Fall 2016.
  • Publications
    • Opportunities and Challenges of Global Mental Health.
      Balon R, Beresin EV, Brenner AM, Coverdale JH, Guerrero AP, Louie AK, Roberts LW.
      Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Aug;40(4):643-6. doi: 10.1007/s40596-016-0574-3. Epub 2016 Jun 6. No abstract available.
      PMID: 27270737
    • Teaching Medical Students and Residents about Homelessness: Complex, Evidence-Based, and Imperative.
      Brenner AM, Guerrero AP, Beresin EV, Coverdale JH, Balon R, Louie AK, Roberts LW.
      Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Aug;40(4):572-5. doi: 10.1007/s40596-016-0571-6. Epub 2016 May 24. No abstract available.
      PMID: 27220731
    • Can Kylo Ren Be Redeemed? New Potential Lessons from Star Wars Episode VII.
      Guerrero AP, Jamora MJ.
      Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Aug;40(4):630-3. doi: 10.1007/s40596-016-0565-4. Epub 2016 May 11. No abstract available.
      PMID: 27170364
  • Chair updates:

Dr. Guerrero inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Psychiatrists!

Guerrero Tony 22To be a member of the American College of Psychiatrists one must demonstrate exceptional national leadership in our field as a clinician, educator, researcher and/or administrator. About 3% of American psychiatrists are inducted into The College because there is a limited number of members. To be a fellow of The College one must show that you are at the forefront among leaders within The College and your work must have broad reaching impact at the local, national and international level. Having the JABSOM Dept of Psychiatry Chair gain this distinction is a tremendous honor for Dr. Guerrero, our Dept, School, and University!

When asked about this latest recognition that he received, Dr. Tony Guerrero stated, “I’m very humbled and honored to share this distinction with other UH Dept of Psychiatry faculty who were College fellows, including Jon Streltzer, Naleen Andrade, and the late Jack McDermott. I’m also happy to report that Junji Takeshita and Bill Haning were inducted as College members two years ago for their achievements.”

June 2016 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and Recognitions:
    • The American College of Psychiatrists in February, Dr. Anthony Guerrero was advanced to the level of Fellow.
    • Extended Faculty meeting reminder: 7/5 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Kamehameha Auditorium
    • Evan Taniguchi awarded the Char Award
  • Publications:
    • Onoye, J. M., Goebert, D. A., & Morland, L. A. (2016). Cross-cultural differences in adjustment to pregnancy and the postpartum period. In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of perinatal psychology (pp. 632-662). New York: Oxford University Press.
    • Okamoto, S. K., Kulis, S., Helm, S., Lauricella, M., & Valdez, J. K. (2016). An evaluation of the Ho`ouna Pono curriculum: A pilot study of culturally grounded substance abuse prevention for rural Native Hawaiian youth. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 27(2), 815-833. doi:10.1353/hpu.2016.0061
    • Bills, K., Okamoto, S. K., & Helm, S. (2016). The role of relational harmony in the use of drug-refusal strategies of rural Native Hawaiian youths. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work. doi:10.1080/15313204.2016.1146190 [online]
  • Chair’s updates:

May 2016 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and Recognitions:
    • Dr. William Haning was elected to membership in the Gold Humanism Honor Society, a component of the Arnold P Gold Foundation
    • Extended Faculty meeting reminder: 7/5 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Kamehameha Auditorium
  • Publications
    • Alicata, D., Jacobs, N. N., Guerrero, A., & Piasecki, M. (Eds.). (2016). Problem-based behavioral science and psychiatry (2nd ed.). New York: Springer.
    • Coverdale, J. H., Roberts, L. W., Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Louie, A. K., Guerrero, A. P. S., Brenner, A. M., & McCullough, L. B. (2016). Professional integrity and the role of medical students in professional self-regulation. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-016-0534-y [online]
    • Guerrero, A. P. S., & Brenner, A. M. (2016). Mentorship: A return to basics. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-016-0516-0 [online]
  • Chair’s updates