Archive | November, 2011

MEETINGS INDUSTRY writers tour JABSOM SimTiki during APEC

Journalists whose “beat” is conventions and meetings learned hands-on about some of the equipment and expertise that can be found at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoaʻs John A. Burns School of Medicine. The writers, from as far as Massachusetts and Singapore and points in between, were encouraged to operate simulation equipment that helps surgeons-in-training […]

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PEDIATRICS PROFESSOR MELISH and colleagues discover possible weather link to Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki Disease (KD) is a feverish childhood disease that many parents, even some doctors, mistake for an inconsequential infection.  In fact, if not diagnosed or treated in time, it can lead to irreversible heart damage. It is more common in Hawai‘i and Japan than anywhere else in the world.  After 45 years of research, including […]

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Hawai’i Resident Programs Audiovisual Specialist Karen Akiyama (M.Ed.) got up close as MD residents worked in the SimTiki Center at the John A. Burns School of Medicine on September 30. Her photographs capture the residents, in the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health Program, learning during a session on Surgical Management of Atonic (& Lacs of […]

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DEAN HEDGES focuses APEC spotlight on health and life sciences

“Ready..set…roll tape.” Director Dennis Burns gets the camera rolling while Dr. Jerris Hedges begins to speak. Huge lights on pedestals are shining on the Dean, and a large boom microphone is hanging overhead, here inside a television production studio in Honolulu. Dr. Hedges, the Dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), has […]

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FUTURE NURSES AND DOCTORS train together in innovative shared curriculum

An innovative new curriculum at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa that brings future doctors and nurses together to train in patient safety is getting attention from other institutions around the country. “Over the weekend, after the new colloquium was covered Friday in the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation News Digest, Dean (Mary) Boland began receiving […]

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MALAMALAMA reports on JABSOM’s Dr. Izutsu and medical school’s international education

November’s Malamalama, the magazine of the University of Hawai’i, reports on the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Postgraduate Medical Education Program, where 4th year medical students and faculty learn about global health issues firsthand by spending time in healthcare centers across the Pacific and Asia. The issue also profiles JABSOM Vice Dean Satoru Izutsu, who is the […]

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