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

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

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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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[VIDEO] School of Medicine celebrates 50 years of healing

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On Saturday, July 18, medical students, legislators, instructors and guests celebrated at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) 50th Anniversary Scholarship Fundraising Gala—officially delcared “John A. Burns School of Medicine Day” in Hawaiʻi. “I know as a graduate of UH Mānoa, I am proud of the John A. Burns School of Medicine,” Hawaiʻi Governor ...

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Seeking cures from bamboo

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A recent article in Time Magazine described a new type of beverage coming to market– bamboo water. The magazine turned to a University of Hawai’i bamboo expert to learn more about the purported benefits of the plant. Dr. Jun Panee, in the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB), has been working for nine ...

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Two UH-developed technologies presented at prestigious showcase

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KinetiCor and Jun Innovations were the first University of Hawaiʻi spinouts (inventions developed from university research) to be invited to present at the prestigious First Look LA showcase of university technologies held on June 24, 2015 at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute. KinetiCor was represented by CEO Jeffrey Yu and Jun Innovations was represented by Luke Tucker of XLR8UH (UH’s proof of concept center/accelerator ...

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UH Manoa and Hawaii Biotech join forces to develop an Ebola vaccine

Dr. Alex Lehrer

The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and Hawaii Biotech, Inc. (HBI) have agreed to partner in the clinical development of a Filovirus vaccine. The first generation recombinant subunit vaccine is aimed at providing protection against infection by the Ebola virus. There are currently no vaccines licensed for use against Ebola Virus Disease and ...

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