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Date: February 14th, 2019 in Alumni News, JABSOM News, Rural

Pictured: Dr. Hancock on Piig Island in Yap State surrounded by children he served as a family physician, 2007. Born and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, this 2003 University of Hawaiʻi medical school graduate credits “PBL” with helping him track down medical mysteries. By Tina Shelton, JABSOM Communications Director When the first patient came in complaining […]

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Date: February 4th, 2019 in Alumni News, Giving

Pictured: Dr. Kenn Saruwatari is pictured second row, right at a JABSOM alumni reunion with Dr. Keith Matsumoto, (JABSOM MD 1979), Dr. Nathan Fujita (JABSOM MD 1982), Dr. Barbara Kitashima (JABSOM MD 1981) and Ruth Fujita. Brothers Kenn Saruwatari (JABSOM MD 1981) and Jonn Saruwatari (JABSOM MD 1986) graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) […]

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Pictured: Dr. Kaneshiro, wearing blue, is 4th from the left. She is surrounded by a few of her mentees – faculty, fellows, researchers, and residents. By Tina Shelton, JABSOM Communications Director Friends and colleagues of Bliss Kaneshiro, MD, MPH, see evidence every day of the inspirational attitude and can-do leadership qualities which have earned her […]

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Pictured: Dr. Fox and former President Obama embrace after the introduction. Dr. Leanne Kealoha Fox recently became the first “JABSOM” grad we know of to have the opportunity to introduce the former president of the United States, Hawaiʻi-born Barack Obama, in a public ceremony in Hawaiʻi. Dr. Fox, who received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences […]

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Pictured: Feral cat at Kakaʻako Waterfront Park. Deborah Manog Dimaya photo.   Doctors in the University of Hawaiʻi Pediatric Residency Program at Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children examined cases affecting children at one medical center over an eight-year period. By Tina Shelton, JABSOM Communications Director Research by doctors in the University of Hawaiʻi […]

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Date: January 7th, 2019 in Alumni News, Breakthoughs, Faculty

Pictured: Dr. Wong performing the DMEK procedure. Photo courtesy of The Eye Surgery Center of Hawaiʻi. By Tina Shelton, JABSOM Communications Director 2003 John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) alumnus Jeff Wong, MD, a Honolulu ophthalmologist and corneal surgeon, has performed a Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) corneal transplant, only the second so far […]

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