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Get to know the newly named Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

Date: August 2nd, 2019 in JABSOM News    Print or PDF

Pictured: A screen shot from the department’s new website.

The UH President and UH Manoa Provost recently endorsed the name change for a department within the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). The former Department of Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM) is now the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences (DQHS). It is hoped the new name will improve public awareness of the department’s new direction and focus, promote its graduate program, and enhance research collaborations and services associated with JABSOM, UH Manoa, and partner institutions. JABSOM remains supportive of integrative health as a larger school-wide initiative.

The renamed department will focus its efforts on promotion of clinical and translational research, education, and related support through collaboration and innovation in quantitative health sciences. Specifically, the department will strive to improve population and individual health by guiding transformation of health care through quantitative and other methodological innovations; training the next generation of clinical and translational researchers with state-of-the-art quantitative health research tools; and fostering interaction and collaboration among researchers across the healthcare community.

DQHS operates two important JABSOM facility cores: the Biostatistics Core Facility and the Bioinformatics Core Facility, and houses the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research (MSCTR) graduate program, which offers two tracks: Clinical Research and Quantitative Health Sciences.

DQHS is located at 651 Ilalo Street, Medical Education Building (MEB), Suite 411, Honolulu, HI 96813. You can reach DQHS at (808) 692-1840 or qhs@hawaii.edu.

Please visit the DQHS website at qhs.jabsom.hawaii.edu

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