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HEALTH FAIR 2012 Draws Hundreds to Medical School

Hundreds of Island residents obviously interested in health and wellness attended the 2012 Community Heath Fair organized by first and second-year students of the University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), on January 6. Some guests even showed up at the Kaka’ako campus early, ten or fifteen minutes before the […]

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Dr. TAM, Top Students, Residents, Fellows honored at American College of Physicians meeting

Dr. Elizabeth Tam, Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Hawai’i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, has received the Laureate Award from the American College of Physicians (ACP) Hawai`i Chapter. The award, presented at the chapter’s January 7, 2012 meeting, recognizes Dr. Tam for “her leadership…selfless promotion of Internal Medicine…and her […]

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SYMPOSIUM Thursday, February 16 highlights BIOENGINEERING academic partnerships

The field of bioengineering is rapidly growing nationally and globally due to engineering technology advances that facilitate breakthroughs in medicine and biology. Bioengineering is currently the fastest growing occupation in the US. At the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, there is a Bioengineering cluster of twenty engineering and John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) […]

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BRIDGES $13.2 million award will support reducing health disparities

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM) John A. Burns School of Medicine has been awarded $13.2 million over five years for the ‘Bioscience Research Infrastructure Development for Grant Enhancement and Success’ (BRIDGES) project. The funding, from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, supports state-of-the-art facilities, expertise, and pilot projects […]

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MOLECULAR PATHWAY may help reduce damage after heart attack

John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Assistant Professor Michelle Matter and her colleagues in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology have discovered a molecular pathway that may help reduce the damaging effects of an enlarged heart caused by hypertension or a heart attack. Enlargement of the heart, called cardiac hypertrophy, stretches cardiac cells, […]

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