UH Manoa medical school raising money to help homeless

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Jul 16, 2009

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) will host a fundraiser for the Hawaiʻi HOME (Homeless Outreach and Medical Education) Project, a non-profit corporation formed by JABSOM medical students. The event will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum.

Tickets for the fundraiserówhich includes a wine tasting, dinner and a silent auctionócost $75 per person.

To RSVP, please send registration form and payment to Hawaiʻi HOME Project c/o Jill Omori, M.D., JABSOM, 651 Ilalo Street MEB-OME, Honolulu, HI 96813, by July 22. For more information, please call Dr. Omori at 223-8859 or visit the Web site at http://www.hawaiihomeproject.org.

For the past five years, JABSOM medical student-volunteers run health-care clinics three times a week at four state-sponsored homeless shelters on Oʻahu. On holidays, the HOME project also plans special events for the homeless children at the shelters.

The John A. Burns School of Medicine is the most culturally and ethnically diverse medical school in the nation. Its mission is to train high quality physicians, biomedical students and allied health professionals for Hawaiʻi and the Pacific, and to lead research in areas of specific interest to our community and region. To date, 2,047 physicians have earned their medical degrees from JABSOM. Nearly half of the physicians practicing in Hawaii are graduates of the JABSOM's MD or residency program.