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Date: January 26th, 2011 in Breakthoughs, Care, JABSOM News, Research

The Kawasaki Disease Foundation, made up of parents and former patients, has declared January 26, 2011, as the first annual National Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day.  People are urged to learn about the disease because prompt diagnosis and treatment can save lives and prevent complications. More than 2,000 people in Hawai‘i have had the mysterious illness […]

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Date: November 3rd, 2010 in External News, Faculty, JABSOM News, Research

Scientists at the John A. Burns School of Medicine and the UH Manoa’s College of Natural Sciences are leaders in dengue fever research. The school just weeks ago received an $11-million federal grant for its continued research on dengue and other infectious diseases. *Read more in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “We’re basically trying to understand how […]

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Date: November 3rd, 2010 in External News, Faculty, JABSOM News, Research

Dengue kills tens of thousands of people worldwide every year, according to faculty at the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology. Doctoral candidate Esther Volper and Dr. Shannon Bennett showed news crews the labs where they’ve been working on a quicker way to diagnose dengue fever. *Watch KITV-4 NEWS’ full interview with Esther […]

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Date: November 1st, 2010 in Care, External News, Faculty, JABSOM News, Research

Groundbreaking for the newly-renamed University of Hawai’i Cancer Center was celebrated in a ceremony that featured recollections from cancer survivors and those who have suffered beside them, including Hawai’i U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye. The center site is adjacent to the John A. Burns School of Medicine. “I know what it is like to go […]

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Date: November 1st, 2010 in External News, Faculty, JABSOM News

Members of the Cancer Council of the Pacific Islands convened at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine from Oct. 23-29, 2010. The council leads a large Regional coalition working together and leveraging US National and International Resources to improve prevention, early detection, treatment and palliation of cancer in the […]

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Date: August 13th, 2009 in Alumni News, JABSOM News

Dr. Irwin Schatz, Professor of Medicine, is being honored as a medical hero by the famed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Schatz will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees on Friday, August 14, 2009. Dr. Schatz graduated from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 1961. As a […]

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