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:

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.

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:

Gift Celebration

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Dr. Guerrero giving his inspiring presentation, with Dean Jerris Hedges looking on.

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From left: Naleen N. Andrade, M.D., John F. McDermott, M.D., Walter F. Char, M.D., and Dean Jerris Hedges

The Department of Psychiatry Gift Celebration took place on July 26, 2015, at the JABSOM Medical Education Building.

The event recognized the Department of Psychiatry’s faculty for their generous investments to establish the Walter F. Char, M.D., John F. McDermott, M.D., and Naleen N. Andrade, M.D., Endowed Professorship.

Our three Chair Emeriti—Drs. Walter F. Char, John F. McDermott, and Naleen N. Andrade—and present Chair—Dr. Anthony P. S. Guerrero—were recognized and honored for their tremendous contributions to the Department of Psychiatry, JABSOM, and Hawai‘i.