Concluding May 10: “NATIVE FOOD, NATIVE STORIES”, a partnership between Native Hawaiian Health and the Bishop Museum

(Archived 5/10/12) The University of Hawai’i’s Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence (NHCOE) and the Bishop Museum present a series of presentations, Native Food, Native Stories through May. The series began Thursday February 2, with “The Ceremonial and Social Usages of ‘Awa in Hawai‘i, Then and Now” at the Bishop Museum’s Atherton Halau.  Featured speakers were Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula, […]

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JABSOM’S DR. MEL YEE interviewed–Hawai’i students playing a potentially deadly game

John A. Burns School of Medicine Neurology Chief Dr. Mel Yee (Department of Medicine) helped KHON2 News report this week on a potentially deadly game that children shouldn’t play: the choking or fainting game.  Reporter Ron Mizutani sought out Dr. Yee’s expert opinion when he learned that the “game” had followers at an O’ahu middle […]

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J. DAVID CURB, scientist, physician, educator, to be remembered with memorial fund

Physician-scientist J. David Curb, MD, MPH, long associated with the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Department of Geriatric Medicine and the Kuakini Medical Center, died Sunday, January 8, at the age of 66. Dr. Curb’s impact on health care in the islands was significant. He brought numerous research projects to Hawaiʻi, including the national Women’s Health Initiative, a […]

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Hawaiʻi peer-reviewed medical JOURNAL presents inaugural issue

The Hawaiʻi Journal of Medicine & Public Health has issued its first edition, marking a new collaboration between the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa and the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH). “This new partnership is intended to improve communication among the medicine and public health communities, […]

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AAMC says President’s proposed budget CUTS teaching hospitals, FREEZES research money

Washington, D.C., February 13, 2012—AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s FY 2013 budget proposal: “The AAMC is deeply concerned about the impact the president’s budget will have on the nation’s health.  The cuts to teaching hospitals through the plan’s drastic […]

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STEP-UP inspires high school students in Hawaii and the Pacific to choose research careers

The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health, has invested more than $1.5 million in projects involving the University of Hawai`i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) this year, including “STEP-UP”, which is successfully recruiting high school students into careers in biomedical research. STEP-UP allows ten high […]

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