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

World AIDS Day to include update from UH Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS


Over the past five years approximatley 80 to 100 newly diagnosed cases of HIV have been reported annually in Hawaiʻi. On World AIDS Day, December 1, the Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS will host the 2016 Update: Hawaiʻi to Zero conference, which will detail how the state might realize a Hawaiʻi to Zero goal. Researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at …

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Teen Health Camp draws record attendance

Teen Health Camp

The University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine hosted students from as far away as Lānai for the 2016 Fall Teen Health Camp on November 19. The free, one-day event introduced students in grades 6 to 12 to workshops and interactive skill demonstrations presented by medical students and partners with the UH Mānoa Health Careers Partnership Program …

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Chien-Wen Tseng first Hawaiʻi appointment to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


Chien-Wen Tseng, a University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) associate professor and associate research director of family medicine and community health, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). “Dr. Tseng is the first USPSTF member appointed from the State of Hawaiʻi,” said UH President David Lassner. “Her perspectives, having worked with diverse communities …

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Mukesh Kumar receives funding to find effective treatment for brain inflammation

Mukesh Kumar

Mukesh Kumar at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, has received a major grant to support his work to discover an effective treatment for Flavivirus infections, the leading cause of epidemic encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) worldwide. There is no approved antiviral therapy available for treatment of flavivirus infections and they continue to spread globally, triggering illness and even death, including …

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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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