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DIVERSITY in the Biomedical Research Workforce Becomes a National Priority

The National Institutes of Health announced the award of nearly $31 million in fiscal year 2014 funds to develop new approaches that engage researchers, including those from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, and prepare them to thrive in the NIH-funded workforce. The University of Hawai`i medical school is a part of this projected five-year effort […]

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PATHOLOGISTS Meet on Kaua`i with Kōkua from the Weather and JABSOM

The West-Midwest Canadian Regional Meeting of academic pathologists got underway on Kauaʻi without a hitch, despite the threat of Tropical Storm Ana near the Hawaiian Islands. The conference was organized on the Hawai`i end by University of Hawai`i (UH) John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Pathology Chairman Dr. Alan Schiller. “This was the largest […]

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PATHOLOGY Faculty Prepare Summer Interns to become Disease Detectives

By Mia Noguchi Seventeen students who participated in a summer internship program hosted by Hawai`i Pathologists’ laboratory have completed the program. Sixteen of the students presented their research projects at a poster session and platform presentation held at The Queen’s Conference Center on August 7. “Our goal is to increase awareness and knowledge of medicine […]

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Learning to Make Football SAFER on the Field and in the ER

When Certified Hawai’i Athletic Trainers meet up with hospital trauma team members in a health care setting to improve treatment for sports injuries, who learns more, the Certified Athletic Trainers or the Trauma Team? Find out in this video from The University of Hawai’i medical school, where our Interim Surgery Chair says sports-related concussions are […]

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Long Lives, Short Lives: Why Are There Stark DIFFERENCES Among Hawai`iʻs People?

The University of Hawai`i’s multidisciplinary research into why some of Hawai`i’s residents live the longest while others struggle to get beyond their 50’s will continue under the leadership of John A. Burns School of Medicine Dean Jerris Hedges, MD. The $15.4 million, five-year renewal comes on the heels of a successful foundation laid in the […]

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