UH Mānoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw will make the John A. Burns School of Medicine her academic home after she completes her term as Chancellor. Dr. Hinshaw, an epidemiologist and influenza expert, discussed her plans with a reporter from Pacific Business News, on October 28.
In addition to serving as a professor of virology, Dr. Hinshaw told the publication she looks to mentoring women at the medical school.
JABSOM Dean Jerris Hedges told the newspaper that as Chancellor, Dr. Hinshaw has helped build vital bridges between JABSOM and the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center, engaged alumni and strongly supported the school’s missions in the Department of Native Hawaiian Health and the Public Health Sciences Program.
Dr. Hinshaw’s term as Chancellor is scheduled to end in June 2012, after which she will take sabbatical leave, before beginning her new role at JABSOM.
Pictured: Dr. Hinshaw, Dr. Hedges, and Dr. Satoru Izutsu at a JABSOM Convocation Ceremony.