Archive | December, 2011

BRIDGES $13.2 million award will support reducing health disparities

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM) John A. Burns School of Medicine has been awarded $13.2 million over five years for the ‘Bioscience Research Infrastructure Development for Grant Enhancement and Success’ (BRIDGES) project. The funding, from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, supports state-of-the-art facilities, expertise, and pilot projects […]

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MOLECULAR PATHWAY may help reduce damage after heart attack

John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Assistant Professor Michelle Matter and her colleagues in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology have discovered a molecular pathway that may help reduce the damaging effects of an enlarged heart caused by hypertension or a heart attack. Enlargement of the heart, called cardiac hypertrophy, stretches cardiac cells, […]

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New Assistant Director of MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSIONS Named

Who better to help recruit and select Hawai’i’s most promising students for medical school than a former high school teacher? Ivy Nip Asano, the new Assistant Director of Admissions for the the John A. Burns School of Medicine, (JABSOM) eventually left the high school classroom to go to medical school, but she never really stopped […]

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JABSOM thanks donors at DEAN’s CIRCLE Event

Thanks to the generosity of donors, nearly $9 million has been raised in private support over the past two years to benefit the students, faculty, and programs at the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). Dean Jerris Hedges greeted special guests, faculty and staff as they arrived at the Kaka’ako campus […]

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New record set for 2011 JABSOM INTERNAL GIVING CAMPAIGN

Faculty and staff at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) just set a new record for their fourth annual Internal Giving Campaign, “Starting from the Inside Out.” Under the leadership of campaign co-chairs, Dr. Richard Kasuya, Associate Dean for Medical Education, and Dr. Keawe Kaholokula, Chair of the Department of Native Hawaiian Health, […]

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IN THE NEWS: Program Director for Hilo Residency

The Hilo family practice residency training program, in development on Hawaii Island, has reached another milestone with the hiring of a new Program Director. Click here to read more in this update from the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, and its reporter Colin Stewart. PHOTO COURTESY: Hawaii Tribune Herald.

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