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September 2014 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and Recognitions:
    • International Pacific Health Conference in Auckland, New Zealand (
      • 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” ( 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 ( in February 2014 was cited in the Annual Report from the UHM Center for Philippine Studies.
  • Chair updates: