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 […]

Continue Reading

Why are Medical Students in My Room?

One day they’re in a classroom, the next day they’re in your hospital room or clinic, following your doctor around. How do we get our third-year medical students ready to take in all the activity that happens in a real health care setting? Well, patients throughout the state certainly help us, by allowing our students […]

Continue Reading

Enduring Gift Creates Endowed Chair (Video, Photos)

A generous gift has created the first endowed chair in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health (OB-Gyn) at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. The gift acknowledges the excellence of the department, and it comes from the heart. It is an investment in the University of Hawai`i medical school by Professor Emeritus […]

Continue Reading

MEET our new MD Residents and Learn More About What Doctors Do After Med School!

The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and several major medical centers in Hawai`i cooperatively conduct residency (post-MD graduate medical education) programs and post-residency fellowships. In the embedded video, meet some of our newest Residents, who are on the job, being supervised by JABSOM Faculty. To link directly to the video, click HERE. Read […]

Continue Reading

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, […]

Continue Reading

We’re Getting a New Look!

Our Office of Information Technology (awesome members and Director Hank Glaspie pictured here!) and many other worker bees at the John A. Burns School of Medicine have toiled long and hard on a new look for our website. It should be coming on December 19, 2014. It will include pages for JABSOM as well as […]

Continue Reading

MORE Hawai`i Teens Using e-Cigarettes

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 […]

Continue Reading

HAWAI’I DISCOVERY: Blow To Chest May Trigger Potentially Dangerous Heart Rhythm

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 […]

Continue Reading

Medical Professor Nationally Recognized for Work on INFECTIOUS DISEASES

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 […]

Continue Reading

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes