UH Med Now - Community Outreach

September is Hawaiian History month, and JABSOM has partnered with the Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī Coalition to produce a vessel for education about Hawai’i’s history and culture that offers a vivid spectrum of programs to celebrate Native Hawaiian history. One week is traditionally dedicated to health. “If you’re talking about the Hawaiian community, and where we were […]

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Hawaii has the highest life expectancy at birth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, that success is not reflected in the Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (NHOPI) population. State data show NHOPI have 7 to 10 years less in life expectancy than other Hawaii residents, and researchers from the John […]

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Take the shot or wait? That’s the question we all face as each vaccine rolls out. As the new bivalent COVID-19 booster becomes widely available, timely research done by University of Hawaii researchers found vaccine hesitancy is associated with education and level of trust in COVID-19 information. John A. Burns School of Medicine researchers, Dr. […]

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Congratulations to JABSOM’s own Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum. She is Hawaii’s 2022 Immunization Champion Award winner. This highly-selective award goes out to one person in each state. The CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award, now hosted by The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM), chose Dr. Buenconsejo-Lum for her work to increase HPV vaccine uptake and promote the […]

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Three in five college students nationwide reported being diagnosed with anxiety, depression or another mental-health condition by a professional, according to a Harris Poll released this year. With that in mind, at the request of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Kualiʻi Native Hawaiian Advisory Council, the John A. Burns School of Medicine Department of […]

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Erida Reichert Klemmer, MD, was a well-loved physician in Hawaiʻi who passed away more than 20 years ago. The impression she left on her family and loved ones inspired an anonymous donation in her honor: A new service van to the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s (JABSOM) Hawaiʻi Houseless and Medical Outreach Education (H.O.M.E.) […]

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