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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: 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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Pictured: A bust of Dr. Wong resides in the JABSOM Health Sciences library. Applications are due January 26, 2018 for the semi-annual Robert T. Wong, MD Lectureship at the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). Dr. Wong was a prominent Honolulu ophthalmologist and Professor of Ophthalmology. As President of the […]

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Dr. Iain MacPherson, an Assistant Professor and HIV researcher at the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) has received a New Investigator Award from the University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). “This is a highly competitive award and quite prestigious,” said Dr. Bruce Shiramizu, JABSOM Professor of Tropical […]

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Pictured: Mark Watase and his grandson Colby with Dr. Virginia Hinshaw. The Fall 2017 session of the Dr. Rosita Leong Mini-Medical School on Healthy Aging at the University of Hawai’i (UH) drew another large class of interested “students”. More than 165 people attended the sessions. Among them was a young man who attended along with […]

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