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Oil paintings of Deans of the University of Hawaii medical school applauded at JABSOM
Pictured: The Dean’s Series of paintings of leaders of the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Deborah Manog Dimaya photo.
Story and Video by Tina Shelton, JABSOM Communications Director
Paintings of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Deans are unveiled at the Dean’s Circle event on March 6, 2019 in the Waiola Cafeteria on the Kakaako campus at the University of Hawaii Manoa.
Dr. Benjamin Young, former Dean of Students and a passionate student of medical history in Hawaii, described each dean as medical students lifted the painter’s cloths off of the portraits, each mounted on easels for the occasion.
Chao painted a large bust of former Hawaii governor John A. Burns in 1970, a painting which now hangs in the Dean’s Office at the medical school named after the Governor Burns.
The paintings of Dean Cutting, Dean Rogers, Dean Gulbrandsen, Dean Cadman and Dean Hedges are hanging in the Dean’s Office in the Medical Education Building on the Kakaako campus.
The paintings are supported by a generous donation to the medical school for that purpose.
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