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September 2014 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

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  • Announcements and Recognitions:
    • International Pacific Health Conference in Auckland, New Zealand (http://pacificconference.hrc.govt.nz/):
      • Joy Andrade on “Comorbidity of Depression with Heart Disease among Adults Seen in Emergency Departments in a Large Asian-American and Pacific Islander Sample, 2000-2010”
      • Gretchen Gavero on “Comorbidity of Bipolar Disorder and Heart Disease among Adults in Hawaii”
      • Deborah Goebert on “Change Pathways in Indigenous and Non-indigenous Youth Suicide”
      • Susana Helm on “Native Hawaiian Drug Prevention.”
    • 16th World Congress of Psychiatry “Focusing on Access, Quality and Humane Care” (http://www.wpamadrid2014.com/) in Madrid, Spain for the World Psychiatric Association Presenters:
      • Barry Carlton and Shaylin Chock on part of symposium “Diverse Cross-Cultural Approaches to Understanding the Role of Family in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Practice and Research”
      • Asad Ghiasuddin, J. Wong on “Ethnicity, Traditional Healing Practice and Attitudes Towards complementary Medicine of A Pediatric Oncology Population Receiving Healing Touch in Hawaii.”
      • Deborah Goebert, May Okihiro, Lisa Duke, Earl Hishinuma, Joseph Kaholokula on “Promoting Optimal Native Outcomes (PONO) by Understanding Women’s Stress and Coping Experiences.”
      • Ryan Lunsford for Anthony Guerrero and Daniel Alicata on “Primary Care-Focused Psychiatry in a Multicultural, Island-Situated Population with Scarce Community Resources.”
    • Drs. Guerrero and Gavero presentation at the second installment of the  Center of Philippine Studies’ Colloquium Series (http://www.kaleo.org/news/second-installment-of-colloquium-series-features-department-of-psychiatry/article_55416f5c-9b7c-11e3-a282-0017a43b2370.html) in February 2014 was cited in the Annual Report from the UHM Center for Philippine Studies.

Public Loan Forgiveness Program

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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

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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. (mariachu@hawaii.edu) or visit
http://www.cchc-conference.com

August 2014 – IT Tip of the Month

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August 2014 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and Recognitions:
    • The National Medical Association 2014 Convention presentations:
    • Dr. William Haning III recipient of the 2014 Hawaii Medical Association Physician of the Year Award.
  • Administration Updates: Faculty Reports due on August 31, 2014.
  • Chair updates:

July 2014 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and Recognitions:
    • Dr. Gretchen Gavero as Associate Director of Medical Student Education
    • Governor Neil Abercrombie signs Senate Bill 2469 (Relating to Telehealth). More information in the QHS Connection and on UH Med Now http://blog.hawaii.edu/uhmednow/2014/07/07/telemedicine-bill-signed-into-law/
    • Conference achievements for Dr. Jon Streltzer:
      • September 2013: 22nd World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal. Cultural Issues in Pain Management
      • September 2013: Western Occupational Health Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. Plenary lecture – Understanding Culture in Pain Management.
      • November 2013: Pre-conference course: Assessment and Treatment of the Opioid-dependent Chronic pain Patient., Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ (with CR Sullivan, MD)
      • May 2014: American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, New York City: Workshop: Education in Pain Medicine
      • June 28, 2014: European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine, Sibiu, Romania, Plenary Lecture, Trends in the Treatment of the Opioid-Dependent Chronic Pain patients
    • Dr. Gerald McKenna featured in Mid-Week
    • Dr. Asad Ghiasuddin and Dr. Amanda Schroepfer will be starting up the 5th cycle of CLIMB this summer (Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery), and arts-based support group for children whose parents have cancer. Sessions take place in four consecutive weeks on the QMC campus starting July 31st. More information found at http://queenscancercenter.org/services/education-services
  • Chair updates: Welcome to the new academic year! Coming soon: Strategic plan for 2014-2015.

2014 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 61st Annual Meeting

Congratulations to the below faculty, clinical faculty, residents, and former residents for their involvement in the 2014 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 61st annual meeting https://aacap.confex.com/aacap/2014/webprogram/start.html:

Ruby Agoha, M.D.

  • Clinical Perspectives – High-Tech Tools for Integration

Daniel Alicata, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Symposium – Special Interest Study Group – Building a Community of Telepsychiatrists in AACAP
  • Clinical Perspectives  – Telepsychiatry with Children of the Pacific Islands: Curriculum Development, Service-Learning, and Culturally Appropriate Care
  • Brain Development Trajectories and Risk Gene Variants for Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Alexis Aplasca, M.D.

  • Clinical Perspectives – Weight Management in Children with Psychiatric Disorders
  • Clinical Perspectives – Focus on the Future: Academic Pediatrics and Child Psychiatry As the Foundation for Integration

Anthony P.S. Guerrero, MD

  • Special Interest Study Group – Problem-Based Learning in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Clinical Perspectives – Academic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Far East

Daniel Lieberman, M.D.

  • Special Interest Study Group – Building a Community of Telepsychiatrists in AACAP
  • Clinical Perspectives  – Telemental Health Interventions: Expanding Our Repertoire: The Use of Telepsychiatry to Treat a Teen with Complex Trauma and Dissociative Identify States
  • Clinical Perspectives – Practicing Telepsychiatry Across Cultures
  • Workshop – Designing and Conducting a Successful Telepsychiatry Program
  • Clinical Perspectives – The Use of Telepsychiatry to Treat a Teen with Complex Trauma and Dissociative Identify States
  • Committee Meeting – Telepsychiatry Committee

Ryan Lunsford, M.D.

  • Clinical Perspectives – Telepsychiatry with Children of the Pacific Islands: Curriculum Development, Service-Learning, and Culturally Appropriate Care

Jack McDermott, MD

  • Clinical Perspectives – Behind the Undeclared War Between Child and Family Therapy

Amanda Schroepfer, M.D .

  • Clinical Perspectives – Body and Soul: A Look at the History, Challenges and Hopes for Child Mental Health Integration into Pediatric Primary Care

June 2014 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Thank you to Dr. Chad Koyanagi for his nine years of service that will end after June 8, 2014.
  • Dr. David Lassner appointed as University of Hawaii President, term to start July 1, 2014.
  • Congratulations to Drs. Charles Fishman and Gerald McKenna for promotion to Clinical Professor effective July 1, 2014.
  • Dr. Gretchen Gavero presented at the Philippine Medical Association of Hawaii on Perspectives on Medical Marijuana, a CME event.
  • Dr. Deborah Kissinger’s abstract for presentation has been accepted for the 95th Annual Meeting at University of California Riverside in June 2014.  The abstract is entitled Experience Culture to Better Understand Others.

May 2014 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and Recognitions:
    • Congratulations to Drs. Barry Carlton (promotion to Professor), Brett Lu (promotion to Associate Professor), and Jane Onoye (promotion to Associate Professor)
    • Highlights from the JABSOM 2014 Convocation Ceremony
      • Congratulations to Dr. Kristen Teranishi who took two awards. She shared the E.E. Black Community Service Award with Dr. Marina Morie, recognizing achievement in medical school as well as commitment to the school and community service through extracurricular work. She was also the recipient of the Walter F. Char M.D. Prize in Psychiatry, for the student with the best performance in his/her clinical psychiatric clerkship. Dr. Teranishi was one of 3 co-founders of the Psy-NSIG, the Psychiatry-Neurosciences Interest Group at JABSOM. She joins DoP as a PGY-1 in July.
      • Dr. Adrian Jacques (Halcyon) Ambrose received the Dean’s Certificate of Distinction, in Social Justice. Dr. Ambrose will be entering Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s program, the Dartmouth SoM Psychiatric Residency, in New Hampshire.
    • SAVE THE DATE: Aloha Party on June 20, 2014
  • Chair updates: See attached slides (password protected)
  • Clinical Services: QMC West opening on May 20, 2014
  • Education: Hawaii Addiction Conference May 30 and 31, 2014
  • Research: Research Division Strategic Planning meeting on May 22, 2014
  • Administration: Windows XP and MS Office 2003 are no longer supported by Microsoft.  Please dispose, or upgrade your personal computers to Windows 7 or 8, and Office 2007 or higher.