Archive | February, 2012

From the State Capitol: Legislature passes JABSOM support bill, signed into law by Governor Abercrombie

The Hawai’i State Senate, the House of Representatives and Governor Neil Abercrombie have approved legislation which allows the University of Hawai’i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) to continue using Hawai’i Tobacco Settlement Special Fund monies to fund some of its operational expenses. The proposal, formerly Senate Bill 239, was signed into law on February 13, […]

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Check out the BLUEPRINT FOR ACTION: Integrated care for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

The official copy of the Integrated Care for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Blueprint for Action is now available. The Blueprint was written with input from leaders in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island health care, including Dr. J. Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula, Chair of the Department of Native Hawaiian Health at the University of Hawai’i’s John A. Burns […]

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COVER SHOT: UH medical school complex on new guide to Hawai’i public officials

The University of Hawai’i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) is prominently featured on the cover of the Hawai’i Directory of Public Officials 2012 and hailed inside by the Hawai’i Institute for Public Affairs (HIPA) as a “shining example of the kind of facilities we should aspire to build.” The directory, considered an essential guide […]

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Heart month reminder: Use “STAYIN’ ALIVE”, the Dr. Alson Inaba method!

A lifesaving CPR-memory technique developed by a faculty member at the University of Hawai’i’s medical school is featured in a new internet video–this time from Great Britain. Since February is American Heart month, it’s getting a great deal of play. The newest spot, produced by the British Heart Foundation, uses wry humor to explain how […]

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Diabetes Walk March 17: Hawai’i has a record to defend!

          Hawai’i’s annual walk to raise awareness about and funds to fight diabetes is typically the largest walk in the country! That’s right, the American Diabetes Associations’ STEP-OUT walk in Hawai’i drew more than 3,000 walkers last year, and raised more than $500,000, according to Dr. Dee-Ann Carpenter, who leads Hawai’i’s ADA Chapter. This year, on March […]

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Introduction to PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING December 14 (registration form link)

The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) utilizes innovative learning methods including standardized patients, “manikin” simulations, and a tutorial-based, student-centered system called Problem-Based Learning (PBL). An orientation to the JABSOM curriculum will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The orientation will include an explanation of PBL and […]

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