Archive | February, 2011

Maui News Editorial supports medical school funding

Short-term view, long-term damage? February 25, 2011 One of the unfortunate aspects of budget crunches like that being faced by Hawaii right now is that worthwhile organizations find themselves fighting each other for scarce funds. The John A. Burns School of Medicine currently gets $4 million per year from the federal government’s settlement of a […]

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UH Medical Students Spread Anti-Tobacco Message – Impressive messages delivered at State Capitol

A dozen white-coated students deployed to the State Capitol to take part in the annual “Kick Butts” day, which spotlights organizations working to prevent smoking. In addition to staffing a table on the capitol’s 4th floor, our students went door-to-door among offices at the legislature with an important additional message: physicians trained by the John […]

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Community applauds Department of Native Hawaiian Health – Queen’s Health System renews financial support as new Chair installed

The vision of a better Hawaii shared by the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine and the diverse communities its serves was brought into sharp focus on February 11, 2011, in a moving ceremony celebrating the appointment of a new Chair of the Department of Native Hawaiian Health. “The department is the […]

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Medical students seek funding support

More than 70 medical students at the UH Manoa medical school (The John A. Burns School of Medicine) went to the Capitol on February 8, to ask lawmakers to support continued tobacco settlement funding for the school. The funding, paid by tobacco companies in recognition of the harm caused by smoking, helps the school make […]

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Investing tobacco settlement monies to expand physician care

Aloha. This year, the John A. Burns School of Medicine is asking the Hawai’i State Legislature to extend the sunset date on tobacco master settlement agreement monies for continued use by the school until 2015. Monies from the tobacco settlement are helping us reach out to the Islands of Hawai’i in unprecedented ways. Third-year medical students now […]

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