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(From 2008) Hawaiʻi’s Hyperbaric Treatment Center is celebrating 25 years of service to divers with decompression illness and patients with other medical conditions. Since the John A. Burns School of Medicine took over the center in April 1983 from the Navy, it has treated more than 1,400 scuba divers for the “bends” and about 700 […]

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A new “Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research” has been established at the University of Hawai′i at Manoa. Located in the Department of Native Hawaiian Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, the center’s long-term mission goes beyond any single department or school. The goal is the elimination of health disparities […]

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Pictured: Cancer Council of the Pacific Islands, USAPI Cancer Registrars with medical school’s family medicine team, Hawaii Tumor Registry and CDC Partners, March 2014 in Guam. New funding agreements will increase the capacity of health services to fight cancer in the US Associated Pacific Island Nations (USAPIN) , specifically Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the […]

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Read the article by Helen Altonn in the Honolulu Star Bulletin Hawaii will participate in a $3 billion national health study that will track 1,000 isle children from before birth to age 21 to gather information to prevent and treat some of the nation’s most pervasive health problems, it was announced today. More than 100,000 […]

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What do the young people in this picture share? A love of medical research and science, and a proven ability to perform. The students are among 13 who won stipends and studied with University of Hawaii-affiliated researchers this summer. The annual program that found and sponsored them is called Infrastructure Development Networks for Biomedical Research […]

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Pictured: Dr. Ralph Shohet in his lab at JABSOM. The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) has received a major federal grant totaling $11.5 million for a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) that will be part of the Center for Cardiovascular Research at the School’s facilities in Kaka’ako. The 5-year grant from the […]

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