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Tag Archives: John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM)

Building healthcare workforce pipeline focus of UH medical school grants

Hilo Teen Health Camp participants (August 2015).

The University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) has been awarded more than $5 million to fund programs aimed at preparing young people in Hawaiʻi for health careers. “At JABSOM we are very interested in helping prepare our state’s bright young students for career opportunities in health-related fields,” said Kelley Withy, director of the JABSOM Area Health ...

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Generous donor asks for cure to breast and all other cancers

The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center

A donor gifts a total of $100,000 to the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center for cancer research. In the memo section of the bank cashier’s checks was a note with a directive to cure breast cancer. The remitter section was filled as, “God,” and the donor would like to stay anonymous. “This donation, inspired by God, allows UH Cancer Center researchers to ...

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Latest UH technology developments showcased for investors

Jason Leigh, professor of information and computer sciences at UH Mānoa, presented the Cyber-CANOE 3D virtual reality environment.

Potential investors got to see some of the exciting developments at the University of Hawaiʻi at a technology showcase in October. The presentations included: “Cyber-CANOE 3D virtual reality environment” by Jason Leigh, UH Mānoa professor of information and computer sciences “Anatomical 3D models on the zSpace virtual reality platform” by Jesse Thompson, technical director for anatomical imaging at the John ...

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Fighting childhood obesity focus of School of Medicine partnership

A student uses the new water bottle filling station at Kāneʻohe Elementary.

Students and faculty at Kaneʻohe Elementary School are drinking up the benefits of the best sugar-free beverage—water—thanks to a partnership between the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine and Kaiser Permanente Hawaiʻi, one of the state’s largest health-care providers. On October 26, the Windward Oʻahu school unveiled a water bottle filling station and presented each child ...

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JABSOM hosts “Back to School” training for Hawaiʻi science teachers

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Hawaiʻi Public school science teachers from Oʻahu and neighbor islands, participate in training in the University of Hawai`i medical school laboratories, through a Science Education Partnership Award received by the medical school from the National Institutes of Health. Theyʻre learning inside the Cardiovascular Research Center, among other locations, in a week-long course which gives them the opportunity to brush up ...

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UH researcher’s book addresses, analyzes Ebola epidemic

Felix I. Ikuomola

Felix I. Ikuomola, Liberia’s Physician of the Year in 2006, recounts his real-life experiences with Ebola while analyzing the influences of war, cultural traditions, politics and poverty in the spread of the disease in The Ebola Virus and West Africa: Medical and Sociocultural Aspects. Ikuomola is a researcher at the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center and a PhD candidate at ...

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75 percent of Hawaiʻi’s top physicians are UH medical school alumni or faculty

Some of the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s 288 Honolulu Magazine “Top Doctors.”

The top doctors in the Hawaiʻi continue to be those affiliated with the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Nearly three of four physicians identified the September 2015 Honolulu Magazine as “Hawaiʻi’s Top Doctors” are graduates of the UH medical school, its MD residency or fellowship programs, or serve on its faculty. In ...

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Visionary medical school leader Ed Cadman dies at age 70

Edwin Cadman

Dr. Edwin Cadman, former dean of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), died on Wednesday morning, September 23 at the age of 70. Cadman was surrounded by his family in Corvallis, Oregon. Many people across Hawaiʻi will join the JABSOM ʻohana in mourning his loss. Cadman arrived at Hawaiʻi’s medical school at a critical ...

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Statewide immunization rates for HPV lagging


Raul Rudoy, a University of Hawaiʻi pediatric infectious disease specialist, is among health officials concerned that vaccination rates in Hawaiʻi to prevent the potentially deadly Human Papillomavirus (HPV) are still relatively low. Only 34 percent of females and 15 percent of males in Hawaiʻi have been fully immunized, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. “We’re not talking ...

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Heart failure therapy patent awarded to medical school researcher

Alexander Stokes

A patent has been issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa medical researcher Alexander Stokes who has developed a novel therapy to treat and prevent heart failure. Stokes is an assistant professor of cell and molecular biology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). “Many types of diseases ultimately affect ...

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