By Nana Ohkawa UH Cancer Center E-cigarette use among teenagers is growing in the U.S., and Hawai`i teens take up e-cigarette use at higher rates than their mainland counterparts, a new study by University of Hawai`i Cancer Center researchers has found. The findings come as e-cigarettes grow in popularity and the Food and Drug Administration […]
Dr. Jerris Hedges, MD, has been named the acting director of the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center. Dr. Hedges is the dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai`i, and he took the helm at the Cancer Center on Nov. 21, after Dr. Michele Carbone, MD, PhD, resigned the […]
A hard hit to the chest can cause an irregular heartbeat which may lead to death even days after the impact, according to an upcoming article in the journal Pediatrics, based on a case involving a 16 year-old Hawai`i football player. The case, and its diagnosis by a physician at Kapi`olani Medical Center for Women […]
John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Pediatrics Professor and scientist Dr. Richard Yanagihara has received a national award for his work to expand infectious disease research capabilities at UH, and for his prominent role in helping focus attention on needed research into why people of certain cultural backgrounds suffer disproportionately worse health. The award […]
The Native Voices Exhibition, is making its first-ever stop at a U.S. medical school. The exhibit is open through Jan. 2015 at the University of Hawai`i John A. Burns School of Medicine. Native Voices is from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and features insights into the healing traditions of Native Peoples, including Native Hawaiians. […]
Dean Jerris Hedges gave the Hawai`i Independent Physicians Association an overview of the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s missions — education, job-training, research, community outreach and patient care — during a presentation on October 15. See the full webinar presentation at Dean’s IPA Presentation.