December 2014 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team


  • Congratulations!
    • Publications
      • Kelly C. Young-Wolff, PhD, MPH, Lori D. Karan, MD, Judith J. Prochaska, PhD, MPH. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online December 03, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.2224
      • Subudhi, A., Bucher, J., Bourdillon, N., Davis, C., Elliott, J. E., Eutermoster, M., Evero, O., Fan, J. L., Jameson-Van Houten, S., Julian, C. G., Kark, J., Kark, S., Kayser, B., Kern, J. P., Kim, S. E., Lathan, C., Laurie, S. S., Lovering, A. T., Paterson, R., Polaner, D., Ryan, B. J., Spira, J., Tsao, J. W., Wachsmuth, N. B., & Roach, R. C. (2014). AltitudeOmics: The integrative physiology of the onset and retention of acclimatization to hypoxia in humans. PLOS One, 9(3). doi:101371/journalpone0087989 [online]
      • Spira, J. L., Lathan, C. E., Bleiberg, J., & Tsao, J. W. (2014). The impact of multiple concussions on emotional distress, post-concussive symptoms, and neurocognitive functioning, in active duty United States Marines independent of combat exposure or emotional distress. Journal of Neurotrauma, 31, 1823-1834. doi:10.1089/neu.2014.3363
      • Guerrero, A. P. S. (2014). An approach to finding teaching moments on families and child development in Disney films. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-014-0240-6 [online]
      • Dr. Deborah Goebert, Professor, was interviewed on her and her colleague’s multi-site study on depression in medical students. The references is as follows: Rubin, R. (2014). Recent suicides highlight need to address depression in medical students and residents. Journal of the American Medical Association, 312, 1725-1727.
    • Awards
    • Dr. James Pearce was awarded the Excellence in Education from Straub.

    • Other
    • Dr. Shaylin Chock and family – new baby boy
      Dr. Jon Streltzer on his retirement from UH December 30.

  • Education and Training
  • CLER Site Visit will be on 12/16 and 17

  • Chair Updates:

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.

4th Cross-Cultural Health Care Conference: Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Interventions


Date: January 16-17, 2015
Location: Ala Moana Hotel, Oahu, Hawaii
Featured Topics/Speakers:
Jerris Hedges, M.D., M.S., MMM – Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Culture/Diversity
Professor & Dean, Barry & Virginia Weinman – Endowed Chair, John A. Burns School of Medicine, UH-Manoa

Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula, PhD – Funding Opportunities for Culture/Diversity Research and Training Initiatives
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, UH-Manoa

Joseph Betancourt, M.D., MPH – Innovations in Patient-Centered Care
Director, The Disparities Solutions Center, Senior Scientist, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director of Multicultural Education, Massachusetts General Hospital

Janice Dreachslin, Ph.D. – Diversity Leadership From the Inside Out
Professor of Health Policy & Administration, Co-Professor-in Charge, MBA Management Division, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies

Kevin Eva, Ph.D. – Trends in Medical Education Research:  Diversity and Culture
Senior Scientist, Centre for Health Education Scholarship, Professor and Director of Educational Research and Scholarship, University of British Columbia, Department of Medicine, Editor-in-Chief, Medical Education

Tawara Goode, M.A. — Training Initiatives in Cross-Cultural Health Care
Assistant Professor, Director, National Center for Cultural Competence, Associate Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Center for Child and Human Development Georgetown University Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics

Alexander Green, M.D., MPH – Measuring the Efficacy of Cultural Training:  Challenges and Opportunities
Associate Director, The Disparities Solutions Center, Senior Scientist, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Co-chair, Cross Cultural Care Committee, Harvard Medical School

Early Bird Registration begins February 1, 2014.
Call for Abstracts will be issued March 1, 2014.

For more info, contact Maria Chun, Ph.D. ( or visit