Author Archive | Tina Shelton

Video: Celebrating New Native Hawaiian MDs in the Old Hawaiian Way

An important mission of the University of Hawai`i medical school is to nuture and educate physicians of Native Hawaiian Ancestry, because their ranks are small compared to the Native Hawaiian population of our state. Last month, new Native Hawaiian students graduating from JABSOM–Akolea Ioane, Sara Ku`ulei Miles, and Kenneth Ortiz–were celebrated at a Kīhei Ceremony, […]

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TELEMEDICINE Bill Signed Into Law

Hawai`i has enacted a new law to make telemedicine more accessible to patients and health care providers. Governor Neil Abercrombie this month signed into law Senate Bill 2469 (Relating to Telehealth), which requires equivalent reimbursement for services, including behavioral health services, provided through telehealth as for the same services provided via face-to-face contact between a […]

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Hurricane Readiness: SimTiki Joins HAH, State in Drill

By Adria Estribou Healthcare Association of Hawai`i Healthcare Association of Hawai`i Emergency Services assisted students from the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and our simulated patient lab, SimTiKi, with an airway management study during a joint hurricane readiness exercise last month on Kaua`i. The simulation scenario included release of organic phosphate into the […]

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FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: AAUW Sees Gerchenson’s Star Shining Brightly

Dr. Mariana Gerchenson grew up running around a research lab. Now she’s running research labs. Meet Dr. Gerchenson: John A. Burns School of Medicine tenured Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Director of Research and Graduate Education, Chair of the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, and Deputy Director for the Center […]

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Meet the Former Marine Becoming at Biologist on the GI BILL

Patriots populate our medical school at all levels–those who have worn the military uniform of the United States include current faculty, staff and students. Meet one of them, taking advantage of his GI Bill benefits to attend the University of Hawai`i and become a biologist! Direct video link at PATRIOT. Mahalo to Johnathan Cruce and […]

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