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Pictured: Joanna Kettlewell in the lab. By Deborah Manog Dimaya, UH Med Now Correspondent Stretching 26 miles and plunging to a depth of 2,300 feet (701 meters), the Kaʻiwi Channel between the islands of Molokaʻi and Oʻahu has a reputation as one of the world’s most treacherous bodies of water. Crossing it was a challenge […]

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Pictured: The exterior of the Institute for Biogenesis Research located at the UH Mānoa Campus and Dr. Thomas Kosasa. Photos by Deborah Manog Dimaya. The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) has approximately 100 graduate students, who are working towards earning their Master’s or PhD, across five programs. How these students are supported to […]

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The Lead Investigator of the Physician Workforce Assessment sees improvements from a cardiovascular disease fellowship started on Oahu and a family medicine residency program established in Hilo. She says both have eased former shortages in those specialities in those regions. By Tina Shelton, JABSOM Communications Director The exodus of doctors from practice in Hawaii this […]

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Pictured: Brent Fujimoto in the lab. This weekend, the John A. Burns School of Medicine is conferring PhDs on a handful of hardworking scientists including Brooks Mitchell of Hilo, and Brent Fujimoto who grew up on Sand Island at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Commencement Exercises at the Stan Sheriff Arena. A few weeks ago we […]

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Pictured: University of Liberia Students pose with University of Hawaiʻi Dr. Axel Lehrer inside of of the mobile laboratories delivered to Liberia. By Tina Shelton, JABSOM Communications Director Nine thousand miles from Hawaiʻi on the West African coast, the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) and the University of Liberia (UL) have begun a partnership with a […]

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Pictured: Christian Dye, outside the Biomedical Sciences Building, photo by Deborah Manog Dimaya. “JABSOM has allowed me to be at the center of research that is not only meaningful, but was instrumental in allowing me to do so in the communities that I feel most passionate about, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders,” Christian Dye. By […]

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