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February, Black History Month in America, is meant to bring focus to achievements by African-Americans. It also provides an opportune time to take note of the work being done in the health care and health research arenas to address health disparities among African-Americans. African-Americans, like people of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island ancestry, die earlier […]

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The ANNUAL BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES and HEALTH DISPARITIES SYMPOSIUM is scheduled for April 20 and 21, 2017 at the Kakaʻako campus! The symposium, sponsored by the John A. Burns School of Medicine, National Institutes of Health grants: RMATRIX, RCMI and INBRE III grants, and is coordinated by the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program. The location […]

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John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Professor David Haymer received a Fulbright Award in 2016 recognizing his expertise in DNA-based methods for identifying species. Dr. Haymer’s research has focused on the vast numbers of different insects in Hawai’i, many of which are extremely difficult to identify using traditional methods. “The use of DNA tools […]

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Pictured: Statue of Robert T. Wong, MD, by artist Dora Fugh Lee. The statue is in the Health Sciences Library at JABSOM. Photo by Amanda Shell. Applications are due January 30, 2017 for the semi-annual Robert T. Wong, MD Lectureship at the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). Dr. Wong was […]

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Pictured: Dr. Stokes in his laboratory at JABSOM. A Nevada company is hoping to develop new medicines for heart failure using compounds in marijuana and a novel therapy identified by a University of Hawaii (UH) researcher. Dr. Alexander Stokes, Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at the John A. Burns […]

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It is time to apply now (through until 1 February), for the Summer Research Internship sponsored by the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaiʻi! The internship runs from June 4th through August 11th, 2017. The Department of Native Hawaiian Health’s Summer Research Internship (SRI) is a 10-week program that provides […]

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