JABSOM JOINS A GRATEFUL NATION in mourning the passing of US Sen. Daniel Inouye

The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) joins Hawai`i and a grateful nation in mourning the death of a true American hero, U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, (D-Hawai`i).

Said JABSOM Dean Jerris R. Hedges, “Senator Inouye was a strong advocate for improving access to health care in our State, particularly in our rural and neighbor island locations. He also helped our State provide opportunities for our young people to pursue careers in nursing, social work, public health, pharmacy and medicine. We will be forever grateful for his leadership and support.”


Dean Hedges meeting with Senator Inouye in Washington D.C. earlier this year. The Senator’s support for health education in Hawai`i was unparalleled.
















Our primary photo shows Sen. Inouye delivering the keynote for the University of Hawai`i’s Innovation conference in 2010. UH/Gregory Yamamoto photo.