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Pictured: President Kevin Webb and Scott Nilsen of Islands Hospice present a $50,000 check to the MD 2019 scholarship recipients Kellie Kurasaki, Keolamau Yee and Laura Kurata. Deborah Manog Dimaya photo. By Deborah Manog Dimaya, UH Med Now Islands Hospice created a new scholarship for fourth-year University of Hawaiʻi (UH) medical students who plan to […]

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Pictured: Dean Jerris Hedges and Dr. Izutsu hold a framed artwork made of golden folded paper cranes. By Deborah Manog Dimaya, UH Med Now Honolulu obstetrician Dr. Thomas Kosasa donated $600,000 to establish the Satoru Izutsu, PhD Endowed Professorship of Medical Education at the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). Dr. […]

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Pictured: Sandi Portnoy (family photo). By UH Med Now It is a rare type of cancer, yet uterine leiomyosarcoma does strike women in Hawaiʻi. This past December, physicians in our State had the opportunity to learn more about the disease from a leader in the field, thanks to the generosity of local attorney and University […]

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Pictured: Benjamin Young, MD and his wife DeDe at the scholarship donation signing ceremony. Dr. Benjamin Young and his wife, DeDe, recently established the Ben and DeDe Young Endowed Scholarship that will be awarded to a third-year medical student with the greatest financial need. As the former Dean of Students at the University of Hawai’i […]

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Pictured Dede and Dr. Benjamin Young. Photo by Amanda Shell. Dr. Ben Young is a highly respected psychiatrist who is cherished as the former Dean of Students at JABSOM   By Deborah Manog, UH Med Now Dr. Benjamin Young and his wife, DeDe, recently established the Ben and DeDe Young Endowed Scholarship that will be […]

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Pictured: Dean Jerris Hedges with Dr. Sandra Young at JABSOM. By Elaine Evans, Director of Development Dr. Sandra J.A. Young, former Kamehameha Schools Middle School Principal, was so impressed with the work of the University of Hawaiʻi’s Chair of Geriatric Medicine and with the caring attitude of MD students that she decided to establish a […]

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