UH Med Now - Native Hawaiian

Pictured: Co-Editors Mele Look and Dr. Winona Lee, at a book launch event in 2017. Mauli means life, heart, spirit, our essential nature. Ola means well-being, healthy. By Deborah Manog Dimaya, UH Med Now Correspondent Hoʻi Hou Ka Mauli Ola: Pathways to Native Hawaiian Health, which features over thirty contributors from the Department of Native […]

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Pictured: Christian Dye, outside the Biomedical Sciences Building, photo by Deborah Manog Dimaya. “JABSOM has allowed me to be at the center of research that is not only meaningful, but was instrumental in allowing me to do so in the communities that I feel most passionate about, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders,” Christian Dye. By […]

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Pictured: Dr. Kamaka, Dr. Wong and Dr. Carpenter accept the award on stage in Christchurch, New Zealand. The award recognized the 13-year effort of the C3 team at The University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine to build an integrated cultural competency curriculum, centered on Native Hawaiian health. (Christchurch, New Zealand) The C3 […]

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Brooks Mitchell, a native of Kamuela, will receive his doctorate in December 2019. The multidisciplinary nature of the Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS made PhD Candidate Brooks Mitchell of Hawaiʻi Island realize how vital collaborations within and across different fields are to research success. By Kalpana J. Kallianpur, PhD, for the Office of the Associate Dean […]

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Richard Kekuni Blaisdell, Founding Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine, died of respiratory failure this morning at The Queen’s Medical Center. Surrounded by immediate family, Blaisdell passed with peace and dignity. He was 90 years old. “Dr. Blaisdell is considered a treasure to every class which has […]

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Winning a degree that’s been four years (and thousands of hours of study and clinical training) in the making is reason enough for our class to eagerly anticipate Commencement 2014. But there was more. At the same event, John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Emeritus Professor Kekuni Blaisdell, MD, a pillar of the University […]

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