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

UH medical school part of $157 million NIH award for childhood health


Children in Hawaiʻi will directly benefit from a seven-year, $157 million initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) launched by the National Institutes of Health. The ECHO program will investigate how exposure to a range of environmental factors in early development—from conception through early childhood—influences the health of children and adolescents. The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of ...

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UH researcher will test a cure for HIV through a shock and kill strategy

Lishomwa Ndhlovu

The laboratory of University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa Associate Professor Lishomwa Ndhlovu, has been awarded two new grants from the National Institutes of Health, including prestigious R01 level funding, to advance his strategy to cure HIV. The new awards to Ndhlovu, of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Department of Tropical Medicine and Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS, comes on the heels of the discovery his lab, in collaboration with the Maunakea ...

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Researchers find potential signature of cognitive function in people living with HIV

UH Mānoa researchers Lishomwa Ndhlovu and Michael Corley

University of Hawaiʻi researchers have identified a unique epigenetic footprint in specific types of immune cells from blood that can identify individuals with HIV that have a range of impairments in cognitive function. Reliable biomarkers such as that identified by the researchers offer insight into how HIV associated cognitive impairment develops but also promises improved diagnostic testing and improved treatment decisions. The findings ...

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First community-based overdose and naloxone program begins in Hawaiʻi

Overdose Prevention Rescue Kit

The CHOW Project, in collaboration with University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi (the faculty practice of the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine), will begin to distribute kits to the people at risk of an opioid overdose. The kits contain an injectable medicine that can reverse lethal doses of opioid drugs. Drug users in the community who have ...

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Doctor supply grew but statewide shortage is still apparent

Family Medicine doctor January Andaya, (John A. Burns School of Medicine 2016) at the Mililani Physician Center.

The doctor shortage in Hawaiʻi eased a bit in the past year, as 97 new physicians received licenses to practice. That’s compared to the year before, when the number of newly licensed doctors was only four. The latest figures are from the Hawaiʻi Physician Workforce Assessment, released today. The survey, by the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of ...

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ARCS Foundation honors top doctoral candidates in STEM fields

From left are Andrew Turner, Glen Chew, BJ Fulton, Jamal Haidar, Emily First, Amy Hruska, Bill Wright, Bob Nakata, Melia Iwamoto and Amanda Lee.

An astronomy doctoral candidate whose software automated the search for small planets has been named the ARCS Foundation Honolulu 2016 Scholar of the Year. Benjamin “BJ” Fulton received the 2016 Columbia ARCS Award in Astronomy. He was one of 12 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa graduate students awarded unrestricted grants from the foundation’s Honolulu chapter, which has been supporting outstanding University ...

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Potential new Ebola vaccine has heat-stable formulation

Axel Lehrer

A biopharmaceutical company collaborating with Hawaiʻi scientists on an Ebola vaccine announced that tests on the vaccine, still in development, have shown it is able to retain its effectiveness without refrigeration. This is especially important for many rural areas in Africa that are most at-risk for another Ebola outbreak. “What we’ve just recently shown with the work performed with Soligenix, ...

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Alzheimer’s gene may show effects on brain starting in childhood

John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Linda Chang in front of a brain scan of an 8-year-old child

A gene associated with Alzheimer’s disease and recovery after brain injury may show its effects on the brain and thinking skills as early as childhood, according to a study published in the July 13, 2016, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Prior studies showed that people with the epsilon(ε)4 variant of the apolipoprotein-E ...

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Medicaid coverage for telehealth bill signed by Governor Ige

Governor Ige joined by Rachel Wong, Hawai‘i Department of Human Services director; Sen. Roz Baker; Virginia Pressler, Hawai‘i Department of Health director and Rep. Della Au Belatti

Governor David Ige signed a bill into law today which expands coverage in Hawaiʻi for telemedicine services. Senate Bill 2395, Relating to Telehealth, requires the state’s Medicaid managed care and fee-for-service programs cover services provided through telehealth, stating that these programs “shall not deny coverage for any service provided through telehealth that would be covered if the service were provided ...

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UH Mānoa researchers to study live Zika virus

Vivek Nerurkar in his laboratory

The Hawaiʻi State Board of Agriculture approved the University of Hawaiʻi’s application to import live Zika virus so research into finding a vaccine can get under way at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). The birth of two infants on Oʻahu in December 2015 to mothers infected with the Zika virus illustrated how little is understood about Zika, and sparked ...

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