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UH Day at the State Capitol

<p>Governor Neil Abercrombie, his dog Kanoa and representatives of the Windward Community College veterinary technician program.</p>

UH Day 2013

Governor Neil Abercrombie, his dog Kanoa and representatives of the Windward Community College veterinary technician program.

<p>Test of balance administered by students of the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Kapi'olani Community College.</p>

UH Day 2013

Test of balance administered by students of the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Kapi'olani Community College.

<p>A curious youngster studying an anatomical model alongside President M.R.C. Greenwood and staff of the Native Hawaiian Health Program at the John. A. Burns School of Medicine.</p>

UH Day 2013

A curious youngster studying an anatomical model alongside President M.R.C. Greenwood and staff of the Native Hawaiian Health Program at the John. A. Burns School of Medicine.

<p>President M.R.C. Greenwood with students and faculty from the UH Hilo College of Pharmacy.</p>

UH Day 2013

President M.R.C. Greenwood with students and faculty from the UH Hilo College of Pharmacy.

<p>President M.R.C. Greenwood at the display hosted by representatives of the Windward Community College veterinary technician program.</p>

UH Day 2013

President M.R.C. Greenwood at the display hosted by representatives of the Windward Community College veterinary technician program.

<p>State Representative Mark Takai and young friends play a game hosted by the UH Cancer Center.</p>

UH Day 2013

State Representative Mark Takai and young friends play a game hosted by the UH Cancer Center.

<p>Sen. Jill Tokuda getting her blood pressure checked by a student of the UH Hilo College of Pharmacy.</p>

UH Day 2013

Sen. Jill Tokuda getting her blood pressure checked by a student of the UH Hilo College of Pharmacy.

<p>A baton twirler, cheerleaders and musicians from the UH Band kicked off UH Day with a mini pep rally.</p>

UH Day 2013

A baton twirler, cheerleaders and musicians from the UH Band kicked off UH Day with a mini pep rally.

We had a wonderful time at UH Day at the State Capitol, where various University of Hawaiʻi programs were on hand to promote this year’s theme Healthy People, Healthy Pets.

Quite a few legislators participated in UH Day, including Senate Education Chairwoman Jill Tokuda, Senator Mike Gabbard and Representative Mark Takai. Governor Abercrombie brought his dog Kanoa to get checked out by Windward Community College’s veterinary technician students. He also visited with two newborn lambs that were part of the Windward exhibit.

UH Hilo offered blood pressure checks and information on it’s excellent program, Kapiʻolani Community College offered a variety of services, including balance tests with the physical therapy assistant program and flossing, brushing and other demonstrations by its health sciences, nursing and emergency medical programs. UH Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources offered advice on nutrition, wellness, diet, exercise and childhood obesity. The John A. Burns School of Medicine featured members of the family medicine and community health program and the Center for Native Hawaiian Excellence, who were on hand to provide blood pressure tests and information on illness prevention. The UH Cancer Center featured a Jeopardy Game consisting of health questions with prizes to boot!

UH Day was part of Education Week at the State Legislature, organized by Senator Tokuda. It was a good and educational time for all!

Tissue Genesis tour

<p>Tissue Genesis co-founder Thomas Cannon, right, joined University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood in the Tissue Genesis laboratory.</p>

UH President Greenwood visits Tissue Genesis

Tissue Genesis co-founder Thomas Cannon, right, joined University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood in the Tissue Genesis laboratory.

<p>University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood, right, sees Tissue Genesis laboratory work conducted up close.</p>

UH President Greenwood visits Tissue Genesis

University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood, right, sees Tissue Genesis laboratory work conducted up close.

<p>University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood, left, puts on her laboratory gloves as she gets ready to tour Tissue Genesis with the company's Co-founder and Executive Vice President Thomas Cannon.</p>

UH President Greenwood visits Tissue Genesis

University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood, left, puts on her laboratory gloves as she gets ready to tour Tissue Genesis with the company's Co-founder and Executive Vice President Thomas Cannon.

I had a wonderful opportunity to visit with Anton Krucky on Thursday, February 14 and tour his innovative cell therapy company—Tissue Genesis. He is the co-founder, president and chief executive of Tissue Genesis, which is located on Ala Moana Boulevard.

He invited me tour his company, which is a respected leader in regenerative medicine and leads the industry in clinical trial development. I enjoyed meeting Tissue Genesis’ employees and scientists and getting a close up look at their important work.

You may recall, Mr. Krucky was a UH commencement speaker recently. He has decades of management experience, including marketing, product development and sales at IBM. Mr. Krucky serves on the boards of several major corporations in Hawaiʻi, as well as several non-profit medical and healthcare boards including the University of Hawaiʻi’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.