Support the UH Psychiatry and HPMA Team for 2015 NAMIWalks


Aloha Kākou!

I would like to encourage you all to support the Joint UH Psych Department/HPMA NAMI Walks 2015 team! I’m excited to announce that we will be walking together with HPMA members and the UH Psych Department. It should be a great opportunity to network for everyone, and a fun event for a great cause. If you are interested and available, please join our team to be present at the walk (no cost to register). Please also consider donating if you are able to do so in order to help our team reach its goal of $1000. Family and friends are also more than welcome!

Location: Honolulu Hale Civic Grounds – Sky Gate
Date: Sat Oct 3
Distance: 5K
Check-in: 8:00 am
Start Time: 9:00 am
Register to walk and/or donate:

September 2015 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team


  • Announcements and Recognition:
    • William F. Haning III, M.D. will be serving, in addition to his roles at DoP, as the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at JABSOM.
    • Congratulations to William F. Haning III and M.D., and Junji Takeshita, MD who were installed as members of the American College of Psychiatrist (ACP) and Iqbal Ahmed, M.D., a Clinical Professor with Psychiatry, who was advanced to the level of Fellow.
    • Jon Streltzer, M.D. was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor
    • 2015 Honolulu Magazine edition of Top Doctors (
      • Psychiatry: Brett Lu, M.D. and Jon Streltzer, M.D.
      • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Barry Carlton, M.D.
      • Geriatric Psychiatry: Junji Takeshita, M.D.
      • Includes a JABSOM insert with interviews with Naleen Andrade, M.D. and Jack McDermott, M.D., former Chairs of Psychiatry
  • Publications:
    • Smith, L. M., Dias, S., LaGasse, L. L., Wouldes, T., Derauf, C., Newman, E., Arria, A., Huestis, M. A., Haning, W., Strauss, A., Grotta, S. D., Dansereau, L. M., Neal, C., & Lester, B. M. (2015). Developmental and behavioral consequences of prenatal methamphetamine exposure: A review of the Infant Development, Environment, and Lifestyle (IDEAL) study. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 51, 35-44. doi:10.1016/
  • Chair’s 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.

August 2015 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and Recognitions:
    • Jane Onoye, Ph.D. – 10 years of service
    • Ana Hilde,M.D. – elected as GME Advisory Council member
  • Publications:
    • Lee, J. C., Nakama, H., Goebert, D., & Alicata, D. (2015). Gender differences in reasons for methamphetamine use in an ethnically diverse population in Hawai‘i. Journal of Substance Use, 20(2), 93-96. doi:10.3109/14659891.2013.859753.
  • Chair’s updates:

July 2015 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and Recognitions:
    • Welcome back current residents to a new year and welcome new residents!
  • Publications:
    • Louie, R. K. (2015, July 6). The psychiatry of entrepreneurship as a pathway to international security. British Journal of Psychiatry, e-letter.
    • Serghi, A., Goebert, D. A., Andrade, N. N., Hishinuma, E. S., Lunsford, R. M., & Matsuda, N. M. (2015). One model of residency journal clubs with multifaceted support. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 27(3), 329-340.
    • Ghiasuddin, A., Wong, J., & Siu, A. M. (2015). Ethnicity, traditional healing practices, and attitudes towards complementary medicine of a pediatric oncology population receiving healing touch in Hawai‘i. Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
    • Whealin, J. M., Nelson, D., Stotzer, R., Guerrero, A., Carpenter, M, & Pietrzak, R. H. (2015). Risk and resilience factors associated with posttraumatic stress in ethno-racially diverse National Guard members in Hawai‘i. Psychiatric Research, 227, 270-277. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2015.02.023
    • Chung-Do, J., Goebert, D. A., Hamagami, F., Chang, J. Y., & Hishinuma, E. S. (2015). Understanding the role of school connectedness and its association with violent attitudes and behaviors among an ethnically diverse sample of youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. [online version]
  • Chair’s Updates: