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Pictured: Liana Medina working in the Lehrer Lab at JABSOM By Tina Shelton UH Med Now The University of Hawaiʻi is expanding its studies of a proposed vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus. A new grant of nearly $112,000 awarded to a graduate student working with Dr. Axel Lehrer at the John A. Burns School […]

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The August 2017 edition of the Hawai’i Journal of Medicine and Public Health features a paper reviewing the association between alcohol consumption and risk of diverticulosis and diverticular bleeding; a case report of pelvic tuberculosis mimicking advanced ovarian cancer; and a study assessing the food environment and fruit and vegetable intake among children in Guam. […]

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Summers aren’t the relaxing break you may think they are — at least not for the Summer Research Interns who presented their scientific projects today at the University of Hawai’i (UH) John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). These college students spent the last 10 weeks in research, mentored by faculty of the JABSOM Department […]

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Pictured, left to right: Takashi Matsui, MD, PhD; Rachel Boulay, PhD, Ralph Shohet, MD; Marjorie Mau, MD; Mariana Gerschenson, PhD; Olivier LeSaux, PhD; Viola Pomozi, PhD; Michael Corley, PhD; Noemi Polgar, PhD; Alexander Stokes, PhD; at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa. By Tina Shelton, UH Med Now The University […]

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Above: Son Jon with Yoshitsuge Hokama, PhD in Honolulu. By Tina Shelton, UH Med Now An anonymous donor has stepped forward, offering to “match” individual gifts to the Hokama fund up to $25,000 Jon Hokama didn’t choose academic medicine as a vocation. But from early childhood he was exposed to the field. His father, Yoshitsugi […]

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Pictured: Bruce Shiramizu, MD, Pediatrician and JABSOM Researcher, in his lab at Kakaʻako The University of Hawaiʻi is ranked among the nation’s top 20 public universities in providing equal access to students from all income levels while being at the forefront of impactful research, says a report recently released by the Brookings Institution in Washington, […]

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