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Pictured: Malabed at the Hawai’i Health Workforce Summit poster competition in Waikīkī. A junior studying Biology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa won first prize for the research poster he presented at the 2017 Hawaiʻi Health Workforce Summit. Jhon Michael Malabed wanted to examine ways that Filipino patients with diabetes or heart disease could […]

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Pictured: Dr. Hokama, right, with his son Jon Hokama. Family photo. After a 42-year career of research, inventions and teaching, Yoshitsugi Hokama, PhD, retired in 2008 from the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). He was said to have regretted retiring, although his brilliant teaching career had already inspired about […]

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Pictured: Dr. Lee, Mele Look and Dr. Lew, editors of new books. By A.J. McWhorter, UH Med Now Faculty at the University of Hawai’i (UH) John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) contribute to new books as part of their scholarly endeavors. This “Booknotes” Section of UH Med Now features some of the most recent […]

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Pictured: Dr. Axel Lehrer, Assistant Professor, in his JABSOM laboratory. University of Hawai’i (UH) vaccine researcher Axel Lehrer, PhD, has received funding of nearly $6.3 million to test whether the Ebola vaccine formula he has developed will protect against two additional filoviruses (viruses in the same family as Ebola). The Ebola vaccine which UH has […]

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Pictured: Drs. Berry and Hoffmann in the lab at the University of Hawaiʻi medical school. Tina Shelton photo for UH Med. Selenium (suh-leen’-ee-um) is an essential nutrient that has antioxidant properties and can prevent disease in humans and animals. It is considered a micronutrient, meaning that it is needed in very small quantities to produce […]

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Pictured: Dr. Mukesh Kumar at JABSOM. Amanda Shell photo for UH-JABSOM. By Tina Shelton, UH Med Now New funding awarded to the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) may lead to solution to a compelling dilemma — a way to prevent the Zika virus in pregnant women from being transmitted to the fetus. Infectious disease scientist Mukesh […]

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