A WHITE COAT FOR HAWAIIAN HEALTH'S "WHITE KNIGHT"
While Art Ushijima led The Queen’s Health Systems it gave $10M to support medical education at JABSOM. Dean Hedges and faculty leaders saluted him with mele and hula for his aloha for Native Hawaiian Health.
HULA REDUCES HYPERTENSION
A 5-year study by our Department of Native Hawaiian Health demonstrates a health intervention incorporating existing cultural practices can yield dramatic results. The improvement in hypertension our researchers reported at the American Heart Association in New Orleans may provide a model for other minority populations.
MAMMOGRAMS AREN'T AS RELIABLE AS THEY SHOULD BE
Dr. Youping Deng says women must have a more reliable test for breast cancer, and one that can detect the disease earlier. His promising work using computational biology to find one has earned a $2.8M grant from the National Health Institutes (NIH).