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UH attracts $23M federal investment to Hawaiʻi to reduce health disparities

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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will receive more than $23 million from now through 2022 for a specialized center focused on advancing health for citizens who suffer disproportionately from genetic, environmental and socio-economic related disparities in health and health-care access. The Ola HAWAIʻI (Ola means health or to heal in Hawaiian, and HAWAIʻI stands for Health And Wellness Achieved by Impacting Inequalities) Specialized Research Center will support …

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Margaret Perkinson will lead UH Center on Aging

The University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work has announced the appointment of Margaret Perkinson as director of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center on Aging. She will start in this position on January 1, 2017. Perkinson is a medical anthropologist and social gerontologist, specializing in global aging, dementia care research and cultural dimensions of aging. She comes …

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Center on Aging receives $1 million grant for Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Center on Aging has received a three-year grant for $1 million for the Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative-Specialized Supportive Services Project from the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hawaiʻi is one of 11 states to receive such a grant. The grant will be utilized by the Center on Aging to …

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