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

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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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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Novel MRI technique being researched to detect HIV dementia

An MRI image of the brain before (A) and after (B) novel MRI dye infused. Magnified image (C) after the MRI dye is infused demonstrates accumulation of the MRI dye along the vessel wall in the brain (arrow). It is hypothesized that this may represent inflammation from the cells involved in cognitive impairment in HIV-infected patients.

Neurologist Beau Nakamoto, associate professor of medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, received a two-year, $421,313 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (National Institutes of Health) to examine whether a new magnetic resonant imaging (MRI) contrast dye can be used to detect the inflammation that is believed to signal decline in memory and thinking. …

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Remembering the lasting legacy for Native Hawaiian Health left by Richard Kekuni Akana Blaisdell

Richard Kekuni Blaisdell surrounded by his daughter Nalani Blaisdell and greeted by Kalani Brady, in the John A. Burn School of Medicine’s Native Hawaiian Healing Garden.

Richard Kekuni Blaisdell, founding chair of the Department of Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaiʻi, died of respiratory failure on February 12 at The Queen’s Medical Center. Surrounded by immediate family, Blaisdell passed with peace and dignity. He was 90 years old. “Dr. Blaisdell is considered a treasure to every class that has ever graduated from our …

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Medical school’s OB-GYN faculty create endowment with $500,000 gift

From left, Thomas Kosasa, UH Foundation president and CEO Donna Vuchinich, University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi CFO Chip Ellis, Santosh Sharma; John A. Burns School of Medicine Dean Jerris Hedges and OB-GYN department chair Ivica Zalud.

Faculty of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health (OB-GYN) at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) are involved in nearly a third of the births in Hawaiʻi each year. Many of these physicians practice medicine through the University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi, which is JABSOM’s faculty practice plan. JABSOM University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi faculty made …

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Native Hawaiian health programs receive $3M Queen’s Health Systems investment

Third-year medical student Nash Witten, right, shown enjoying his neighbor island clerkship training, supported by The Queen’s Health Systems. Also pictured at Waikoloa Medical Arts, from left, Linda Robertson, Stewart Lawrence and Chris Tom.

The Queen’s Health Systems (QHS) is investing nearly $3 million dollars over the next five years for education and community programs to improve the health of Native Hawaiians. The $2.8 million recently pledged brings the total QHS investment in the University of Hawaiʻi Native Hawaiian Health programs to $10 million since 2002. QHS support has allowed the John A. Burns …

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Y gene not necessary for assisted reproduction of mice

Three males lacking any Y chromosome genes produced by ROSI. The males shown on the left and right are 2 years and 1 month old, and the male in the center is 1 year and 10 months old. Photo credit: Yasuhiro Yamauchi.

The Y chromosome is a symbol of maleness, present only in males and encoding genes important for male reproduction. But a new study has shown that live mouse progeny can be generated with assisted reproduction using germ cells from males which do not have any Y chromosome genes. This discovery adds a new light to discussions on Y chromosome gene …

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New clinics open at Kakaʻako for multidisciplinary medical care and research

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The University of Hawaiʻi Clinics at Kakaʻako, located at an ʻewa/makai section on the campus of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center, is the first multi-purpose combined research and medical care clinic to open on a UH campus. “The most important goal of our health research is to fight the diseases that …

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