UH Med Now - Research

Date: March 7th, 2023 in COVID-19, JABSOM News, Research

As part of our immune systems, white blood cells protect against infection and respond to injury or illness. Made in bone marrow, they account for about 1% of our blood, constantly flowing through our bloodstream and fending off potential infection. JABSOM research shows white blood cells work harder in people with long-term COVID. The white […]

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Date: December 15th, 2022 in Research

Tropical Medicine & Microbiology graduate student David Maison has been fervently studying COVID and appeared as first author in four peer-reviewed publications. Maison, who will be getting his PhD in May 2023, investigates the introduction of the COVID variants to Hawaiʻi, and how to combat them through next-generation vaccines while looking ahead to mutations on […]

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Date: December 7th, 2022 in Faculty, Giving, JABSOM News, Research

“Lifelong learning is her passion.” That’s what Pauline Mashima, graduate chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), shared about her mentor, CSD professor Dorothy Craven. Craven knew she always wanted to be a teacher, which was driven by her passion of helping others. She piqued a particular interest in speech-language pathology after […]

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Date: November 3rd, 2022 in Care, Community Outreach, COVID-19, JABSOM News, Research

For nearly three decades, Cris Milne has been a frontline warrior in the fight against HIV. “We’ve battled HIV down quite a bit. I think the progress that’s been made in HIV care has been revolutionary,” Milne said. The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʻi (RCUH) awarded Milne, an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), […]

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Date: October 5th, 2022 in JABSOM News, Research, UH Manoa

A recent University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa graduate, who is making tremendous strides into Alzheimer’s disease research, was recognized as one of the top student scholars in the nation. Geetika Patwardhan, a spring 2022 molecular cell biology graduate in the UH Mānoa School of Life Sciences and Honors Program alumna, has been named one of […]

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Date: September 29th, 2022 in JABSOM News, MINORITY, Research

The Pacific is home to thousands of species of palm trees, but one in particular, the Areca palm, produces a highly-addictive fruit called betel nut, which causes oral cancer. Kurtis Young, a 4th-year student at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, along with 2nd-year student Hannah Bulosan, helped to characterize the effects betel nut […]

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