Archive | December, 2010

Aloha for Dr. Nanette Judd: Focusing on family

Dr. Nanette Judd is retiring at the end of 2010, and a lot of people are finding it difficult to say goodbye. The halls around the Department of Native Hawaiian Health will seem a lot emptier, according to Judd’s colleagues, who have watched her steer the Imi Hoʻola Post Baccalaureate Program with a steady hand […]

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Protein discovered by medical researcher gets investment nod

THE UPSIDE FUND, a venture capital fund managed by the UH Foundation in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Strategic Development Corporation and the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i (RCUH), has invested $100,000 to help launch Protekai, Inc. Formed by Omar S. Sultan, Protekai, Inc. commercializes intellectual property developed in Dr. Angel Yanagihara’s research laboratory. […]

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Venture fund invests in research by Tropical Medicine scientist

Dr. Angel Yanagihara gets up in the middle of the night every month to count the numbers of box jellyfish off Waikiki. Her results have given safety officials in Honolulu a reliable source of information to warn visitors and residents alike of the painful and sometimes dangerous stings they can suffer if they venture into […]

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Hair-raising event for cancer awareness

SEVERAL OF OUR medical students gave up shaving throughout November, and instead, accepted pledges to raise money and promote awareness about prostate cancer, the second most common cancer among men in the United States. The team, called JABSOM Mustache Warriors Against Prostate Cancer, was led by Zackary Chancer and Reis Harney. On December 3, donors […]

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