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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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Finding by University of Hawaiʻi scientists adds to evidence linking the virus and severe fetal abnormalities. By Tina Shelton, UH Med Now University of Hawaiʻi (UH) scientists have discovered that severe birth defects related to infection with the Zika virus (ZIKV) occurred much earlier than in 2016, when the connection was first made between the […]

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Dr. Saguna Verma of Tropical Medicine has received Hawaiʻiʻs first Zika virus research grant. She will tackle a perplexing invasion of an organ usually protected from viral infection. If you began to let your guard down a little with recent reports that the World Health Organization no longer considers the Zika epidemic a public health […]

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A nationally-recognized expert in HIV describes the University of Hawaii (Hawai’i, UH) medical school’s plan to bring new HIV diagnoses to zero statewide as “bold” and “cutting-edge”. Dr. Douglas Nixon, of George Washington University, is Principal Investigator of the newly-funded, $28 million HIV Cure program grant “BELIEVE” (Bench to Bed Enhanced Lymphocyte Infusions to Engineer […]

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