UH Med Now - Native Hawaiian Health

Eleven of our dozen new MDs of Native Hawaiian ancestry in the Class of 2019. Photo by Deborah Manog Dimaya. By Tina Shelton, JABSOM Communications Director A dozen physicians of Native Hawaiian ancestry graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) in 2019, a record just edging past the 11 […]

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Pictured: High school students from Kamehameha Schools Kāpalama campus in the JABSOM healing garden. Vina Cristobal photo. By Deborah Manog Dimaya, UH Med Now Correspondent The University of HawaiʻiJohn A. Burns School of Medicine (UH JABSOM) celebrated its inaugural Diversity Day on April 26, 2019. Visiting high school students from Kamehameha Schools participated in health […]

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Pictured: Andrew Kinimaka, JABSOM MD 2019, performing at a JABSOM MD Senior Lūʻau in 2016. Amanda Shell photos. Lūʻau. The Kumu Hula says the mele reminds us that Native Hawaiian healing included the scientific and the spiritual dimensions of healing. By Tina Shelton, JABSOM Communications Director Later this month, fourth-year University of Hawaiʻi medical student […]

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Pictured: Ma’o Farms in Waianae. HMSA Foundation image. By Tina Shelton, JABSOM Communications Director University of Hawaii (UH) researchers seeking to prove whether getting a community involved in preventing Type 2 diabetes can reduce the risk for the disease is off to a promising start. The scientists monitored health data from 392 people all over […]

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Pictured: MD Class of 2021 student Raja Haris Rizman demonstrates using tools to complete a suture during Oʻahu Teen Camp 2017. By UH Med Now Applications are being accepted now through October 26 for a massive “Teen Health Camp” at the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) campus in Kakaʻako. […]

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Pictured (L to R): DeDe Young, Dr. Winona Lee, Dr. Benjamin Young and Dr. Chung Eun Ha at the 45th Anniversary of the ʻImi Hoʻōla Post-Baccalaureate Program. Deborah Manog Dimaya photo. By Deborah Manog Dimaya, UH Med Now Although the original festivities had been postponed due to the threat of a category five hurricane, this […]

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