UH Med Now
APPLAUSE: Nomination to local book awards for a collection featuring contributors from the JABSOM Department of Native Hawaiian Health
Pictured: Co-Editors Mele Look and Dr. Winona Lee, at a book launch event in 2017.
By Deborah Manog Dimaya, UH Med Now Correspondent
Hoʻi Hou Ka Mauli Ola: Pathways to Native Hawaiian Health, which features over thirty contributors from the Department of Native Hawaiian Health (DNHH) at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), has been nominated in the biennial Ka Palapala Poʻokela Awards in the category of Hawaiian Language, Culture and History.
The publication, a collection of the groundbreaking work done by doctors, researchers and health care providers, was edited by University of Hawaiʻi DNHH faculty members, Dr. Winona Lee, director of the medical education division, and Mele Look, director of community engagement. The Hawaiʻi Book Publishers Association (HBPA) sponsors the awards to recognize and honor the best books published in Hawaiʻi.
Hoʻi Hou Ka Mauli Ola: Pathways to Native Hawaiian Health, is the fifth in the Hawaiʻinuiākea series and is dedicated to Dr. Richard Kekuni Blaisdell, founding Chair of the Department of Medicine at the UH medical school. Included in the book are archival interviews from Dr. Blaisdell.
The ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 13 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hawaiʻi State Library.