VIDEO: Sounds from the White Coat Ceremony

The ceremony to introduce the Class of 2018 to the public — and to celebrate their journey into medicine — was filled with chicken-skin moments, with joy, and with inspirational speech. Our video includes highlights from the ceremony, in which the new MD students are “cloaked” in the waist-length white coats which they will wear […]

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First Day of School for NEWEST MD Class!

Monday, July 14 was the first day of school for the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s newest class of MDs: the Class of 2018! A few of the new students stopped by to chat, and introduce themselves, and give shout-outs to their loved ones. The class includes students from all across America, and even […]

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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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CLINICAL TRIAL: Continued Reduction in Development of Diabetes from Lifestyle Intervention

Increasing physical activity has effectively prevented (or delayed) the development of Type 2 diabetes in the 16 years since the beginning of the Hawai`i Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study. The successful interventions in the study included people who changed their lifestyles to reduce weight and increase physical activity (the intensive lifestyle, or ILS group) and […]

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