VIDEO: $11 Million New Funding for Hawai`i Lab Which Laid Groundwork for In Vitro Fertilization

The Institute for Biogenesis Research at the John A. Burns School of Medicine has been awarded $10.8 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue its groundbreaking work in reproductive and developmental biomedical research. In our video report, UH Mānoa Journalism Student Jeremy Nitta tells us more.  See the video embedded above, or directly […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: The Epigeneticist From Wai’anae Discovers Science Behind Native Traditions

Epigenetics and epigenomics are big and somewhat unfamiliar words to many, but they are likely terms you will hear about more and more. Department of Native Hawaiian Health researcher and Assistant Professor Dr. Alika Maunakea’s studies are helping to ensure that happens. His research in the field, detailing a link between epigenomics and alternate promoter […]

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UPDATED: WORKOUTS for JABSOM-UH Cancer Center `ohana

Right here on campus, you can join classes and work out several times a week! See the flyers, linked below. Here’s the “rundown:” Monday 12:00pm – 01:00pm Zumba :: UHCC Health & Wellness Center 05:00pm – 07:30pm Ping Pong Club :: UHCC Health & Wellness Center 05:10pm – 06:30pm Qi Gong :: JABSOM MEB 314 […]

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UH Men Stand Tall Against Domestic Violence

Men from the University of Hawai`i stood in solidarity against domestic violence last week, as they marched through the streets of downtown Honolulu in the 20th “Men’s March Against Domestic Violence”. Scores of UH administrators and UH Rainbow Warrior Football Players joined in the march, in support of UH Medical School Dean Jerris Hedges, MD, […]

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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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