UH Med Now - Breakthoughs

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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Date: September 14th, 2018 in Breakthoughs, Donors, External News, Giving, Research, UH Manoa

Pictured: Dr. Jennifer Doudna, who grew up in Hilo, Hawaiʻi The University of Hawaiʻi offers a rare opportunity here at Kakaʻako this month for scholars and the public to hear from one of the most lauded scientists in the world in the compelling field of genome editing. It is also a homecoming for Dr. Jennifer […]

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From the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health Gov. David Ige’s Joint Task Force on Rat Lungworm Disease is announcing new preliminary guidelines for the clinical management of angiostrongyliasis, more commonly known as rat lungworm disease. The new guidelines may be used by Hawai‘i physicians immediately and provide clear diagnosis, treatment, and management guidance for timely […]

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Date: August 27th, 2018 in Breakthoughs, Faculty, JABSOM News, Research

Pictured: Dr. Ryuzo Yanagimachi surrounded by fellow faculty and graduate students in the UH Institute for Biogenesis Research he founded. Deborah Manog Dimaya Photo. “I never expected my life could be this good when I arrived here in 1966. I thank everyone.” – Yana said. At 5pm, in the Sullivan Center, “Yana” will be saluted with the […]

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Pictured: Dr. Robert Nichols in the lab at the Biosciences Building at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Deborah Manog Dimaya photo. By Deborah Manog Dimaya UH Med Now Correspondent Recognized by its ability to steal memories and target the aging population, Alzheimer’s Disease has long been without a cure — but a University […]

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Date: February 12th, 2018 in Breakthoughs, Collaboration, Faculty, JABSOM News, Research

Dr. Saguna Verma. Amanda Shell photo.   By Deborah Manog, UH Med Now Dr. Saguna Verma, an Associate Professor in the Department of Tropical Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), was featured in January’s edition of Nature Medicine, one of the world’s most prestigious science journals. The University of Hawai’i Mānoa […]

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