UH Med Now - Rural

Date: May 22nd, 2017 in JABSOM News, Rural

Photo courtesy of Healthcare Association of Hawaiʻi. Last week 74 students graduated from the Farrington Health Academy Class of 2017, a specialized program within Farrington High School for students interested in healthcare careers. Many of the students are destined for colleges both here in Hawai’i, as well as on the mainland. The keynote speaker was […]

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Pictured: OB-GYN Chair Dr. Ivica Zalud, Mayor Harry Kim and JABSOM Dean Jerris Hedges at a community meeting announcing a new faculty OB-GYN member based in Hilo. By

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Date: May 18th, 2017 in JABSOM News, Rural, Student Life

Pictured: L-R: Dr. Yusuke Kobayashi (JABSOM MD 2017) with Orlando Salazar, x-ray technician at Lanakila Health Center, during their volunteer work in the Marshall Islands. By Tina Shelton, UH Med Now Medical students from the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) traveled more than 2,500 miles to help fight tuberculosis (TB) in Ebeye, the […]

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The University of Hawaiʻi Psychiatrist Dr. Jeanelle Sugimoto-Matsuda was recognized today as the 2017 Outstanding Community Mental Health Leader by Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi. Mental Health America of Hawai’i said Dr. Sugimoto-Matsuda “has provided leadership and support to a number of community task forces, research projects and policy initiatives on suicide prevention and mental […]

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Date: May 9th, 2017 in Faculty, JABSOM News, Research, Rural

By Kelli Trifoniovitch, University of Hawai’i As of late April 2017, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health had confirmed 13 cases of rat lungworm disease since the start of the year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the parasitic worm (Angiostrgonylus cantonensis) can invade the central nervous system and cause a rare form […]

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Date: May 2nd, 2017 in JABSOM News, Rural, Student Life

Pictured: Members of Team A of the program on Bigej Island, an island north of Ebeye Island in the Kwajalein Atoll. From left to right: Marshallese host on Bigej Island; Joaquin Nasa, Chief of Staff at the Leroij Kitlang Memorial Health Center on Ebeye Island; Sandra Chai, Angela Largen, Connie Olikong, Lana Tyer, Richard Brostrom, […]

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