Archive | September, 2011

Psychiatry brings $1.4 million to Hawai’i to curb youth suicide

     With rates of youth suicide in Hawai‘i on the rise in the last decade, the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa medical school has been awarded $1.4 million to intervene as early as possible in childrens’ lives to prevent suicide. A measure of how serious Hawai’i’s problem has become, the medical school’s three-year award is part of more than […]

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New UH Mānoa program offers early acceptance to future medical students

Starting next year, selected University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa students will be able to jump-start their medical education with special academic support and tuition-paid scholarships, under a new program announced today by UH Mānoa Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw and Medical School Dean Jerris Hedges. Up to 10 UH Mānoa freshman entering in Fall of 2012 […]

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MD Student Jacques Ambrose 2011 Robert Murakami Scholar

The Hawaii Veterans Memorial Fund has named Jacques Ambrose, a second-year MD student at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, the 2011 Robert K. Murakami Scholar. The Hawaii Veterans Memorial Fund (HVMF) was founded in 1945 to assist veterans of World War Two. In a ceremony at the State Capitol to announce Ambrose’s selection, […]

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Dr. Shane Morita receives national Faculty Scholar Award for cancer research

Shane Morita, M.D., assistant professor for the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), clinical faculty member at the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center and surgical oncologist at The Queen’s Medical Center, has received an American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Faculty Scholar Award. Dr. Morita hopes that this research in thyroid cancer will […]

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