Archive | January, 2011

UH Mānoa medical school infectious disease specialist brings awareness to Kawasaki disease

The Kawasaki Disease Foundation, comprised of parents and former patients, has declared January 26, 2011, as the first annual National Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day.  People are urged to learn about the disease because prompt diagnosis and treatment can save lives and prevent complications. More than 2,000 people in Hawai‘i have had the mysterious illness that […]

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Grant creates matrix for meaningful health research

RMATRIX leaders, from left, Bruce Shiramizu, Pamela Bullard, Louise Fujisue, Jerris Hedges, Tammy Ho, Todd Seto University of Hawaiʻi researchers are teaming up with community groups, clinics and hospitals under a $12.6-million effort dubbed RMATRIX that supports interdisciplinary and translational research on health disparities among isle residents. The goal is to improve the health of people […]

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Asia-Pacific Health suggested priority area for Hawai’i

HONOLULU – The University of Hawai‘i and the State have a significant strategic advantage to turn already-robust research efforts into increased job opportunities for Hawai‘i and the nation, according to a draft report presented in Waikīkī this week. The report, presented for public input and review, is the result of eight months of intensivecollaboration by the Advisory Council on […]

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Students sponsor community health fair

Please enjoy the slideshow with Flash-player (Ron Paik contributed to photos, story by Tina Shelton). Also check out the Health Fair videos with med student representatives below. Hundreds of visitors and more than 45 outside community organizations took part in the sixth annual Community Health Fair at the John A. Burns School of Medicine on […]

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