Why are Medical Students in My Room?

One day they’re in a classroom, the next day they’re in your hospital room or clinic, following your doctor around. How do we get our third-year medical students ready to take in all the activity that happens in a real health care setting? Well, patients throughout the state certainly help us, by allowing our students […]

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Enduring Gift Creates Endowed Chair (Video, Photos)

A generous gift has created the first endowed chair in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health (OB-Gyn) at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. The gift acknowledges the excellence of the department, and it comes from the heart. It is an investment in the University of Hawai`i medical school by Professor Emeritus […]

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MEET our new MD Residents and Learn More About What Doctors Do After Med School!

The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and several major medical centers in Hawai`i cooperatively conduct residency (post-MD graduate medical education) programs and post-residency fellowships. In the embedded video, meet some of our newest Residents, who are on the job, being supervised by JABSOM Faculty. To link directly to the video, click HERE. Read […]

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Video: Celebrating New Native Hawaiian MDs in the Old Hawaiian Way

An important mission of the University of Hawai`i medical school is to nuture and educate physicians of Native Hawaiian Ancestry, because their ranks are small compared to the Native Hawaiian population of our state. Last month, new Native Hawaiian students graduating from JABSOM–Akolea Ioane, Sara Ku`ulei Miles, and Kenneth Ortiz–were celebrated at a Kīhei Ceremony, […]

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FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: The Epigeneticist From Wai’anae Discovers Science Behind Native Traditions

Epigenetics and epigenomics are big and somewhat unfamiliar words to many, but they are likely terms you will hear about more and more. Department of Native Hawaiian Health researcher and Assistant Professor Dr. Alika Maunakea’s studies are helping to ensure that happens. His research in the field, detailing a link between epigenomics and alternate promoter […]

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UPDATED: WORKOUTS for JABSOM-UH Cancer Center `ohana

Right here on campus, you can join classes and work out several times a week! See the flyers, linked below. Here’s the “rundown:” Monday 12:00pm – 01:00pm Zumba :: UHCC Health & Wellness Center 05:00pm – 07:30pm Ping Pong Club :: UHCC Health & Wellness Center 05:10pm – 06:30pm Qi Gong :: JABSOM MEB 314 […]

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TROPICAL MEDICINE’s Dr. Jerome Kim Named to International Vaccine Institute Leadership Post in Seoul

SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA – The International Vaccine Institute (IVI), a Seoul-based non-profit international organization devoted to research in vaccine development and delivery for the developing world, announced the appointment of Jerome H. Kim, M.D., as the organization’s Director General, effective early 2015. Dr. Kim is holds an adjunct professor appointment with The John A. […]

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