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[VIDEO] Clinical trial participants honored at UH Cancer Center H.E.R.O.

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The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center’s Clinical Trials Office (CTO) honored nearly 100 clinical trial participants during its First Annual H.E.R.O. (Helping Enhance Research in Oncology) event on Saturday, April 16, at the Hawaiʻi Prince Hotel. “It cannot be overstated how important our clinical trial participants are in the advancement of cancer research,” said Mendy Dunn, CTO clinical manager. “Our medical heroes are ...

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Malaria researcher wins Manoa’s first Three-Minute Thesis competition

Liang Shi and Samuel Tassi Yunga. (photo by: Shastagraphy)

On Saturday, April 16, 46 graduate students representing 30 different majors and programs from across the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus competed in the inaugural Three-Minute Thesis competition. This event, started in 2008 by The University of Queensland, is now held at nearly 200 universities around the world, 95 of which are in the U.S. Graduate students must explain their master’s ...

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Joe Ramos appointed UH Cancer Center interim associate director

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Joe W. Ramos has been appointed interim associate director of the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center as former Interim Associate Director Patricia Blanchette transitions out of her current position to continue with the John A. Burns School of Medicine as interim associate dean for medical education and academic affairs. In that role she will focus on the coordination of an ...

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Heat trumps cold in the treatment of jellyfish stings

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A recent study by researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, published this month in the journal Toxins, may finally put to rest the ongoing debate about whether to use cold or heat to treat jellyfish stings. Their systematic and critical review provides overwhelming evidence that clinical outcomes from all kinds of jellyfish stings are improved following treatment with ...

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[VIDEO] UH-managed Pacific Disaster Center aids fight against Zika

Association of South East Asian Nations monitor conditions using DisasterAWARE software, created by the Pacific Disaster Center

The Zika virus is one of the latest threats the University of Hawaiʻi-managed Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) is helping to combat with its global array of technological solutions and services. The center has been monitoring and mapping outbreaks and providing regular products to the U.S. government as well as international agencies involved in the strategic response to the mosquito born ...

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Faculty, staff and students give nearly $1 million to the School of Medicine

Fund drive co-chair Larry Burgess, left, with John A. Burns School of Medicine Dean Jerris Hedges at the popcorn celebration.

Faculty, staff and students at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have collected nearly a million dollars for the school by reaching into their own pockets. JABSOM’s annual internal giving campaign raised $948,576 in donations and pledges—almost three times the goal of the 2015 drive. Participation numbers were just as impressive, with ...

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UH researchers address military risk factors associated with cancer with $3M grants

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University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center and John A. Burns School of Medicine researchers were awarded three out of only 45 United States Department of Defense grants for cancer research and career development. “The UH Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated center in Hawaiʻi or the Pacific and access to these critical funds will help them continue the groundbreaking work the ...

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The economic value of the John A. Burns School of Medicine and University of Hawaii Cancer Center

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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa supports one of the leading medical education institutions and cancer centers in the United States. The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center, collectively, generated $510.6 million in total added income to Oʻahu’s economy in fiscal year 2015 as highlighted in the economic impact analysis conducted by ...

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UH Mānoa schools and colleges recognized in graduate education ranking

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Five schools and colleges at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have been ranked by U.S. News and World Reportin its just-released 2017 Best Graduate Schools lists. The recognized educational units are the Shidler College of Business, College of Education, William S. Richardson School of Law, the School of Nursing and Dental Hygieneand the Myron B. Thompson School of Social ...

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Helping Hawaiʻi prepare for coastal hazards aim of NOAA grant

Shoreline erosion, North Shore of Oʻahu

To help Hawaiʻi communities reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change, NOAA’s National Ocean Service awarded the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program (Hawaiʻi Sea Grant) $845,160 in grant funding through the Regional Coastal Resilience Grants Program. Hawaiʻi is particularly vulnerable to coastal hazards. Since the state is heavily reliant on tourism, and most of the development and infrastructure in Hawaiʻi are ...

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