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Pictured: Jana Wieland gets a visit from Tucker the therapy dog while undergoing cancer treatment at Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children Now a medical student walking the halls of the same hospital where she was treated for cancer, Jana Wieland experienced first-hand the power of patient-centered healing practiced by UH clinical faculty who […]

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Pictured: Class of 2019 MD students Ashley Morisako, Kat Roberts, Sean Awakuni, and Aaron Suzuka at a Primary Care Workforce Crisis Meeting at JABSOM in 2018. By UH Med Now The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this month published a study about HMSA’s pilot program to transform primary care in collaboration with providers […]

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Pictured: Dr. Neal Palafox in the TV studio. Vina Cristobal photo. June is Men’s Health Month and Family Medicine and Community Health physician and professor Dr. Neal Palafox has some general tips for keeping the men in our lives well. In addition to teaching future doctors, Dr. Palafox provides care through the John A. Burns […]

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Pictured: Dr. Shikuma is at the microphone during a session of the Hawaiʻi 2 Zero HIV Prevention and Cure Conference. The 4th annual Hawaiʻi to Zero HIV Prevention and Cure Conference was held at the Ala Moana Hotel on January 10, 2019. Below are comments delivered at the conference. By Cecilia Shikuma, MD, Director, University […]

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Pictured: JABSOM MD 2022 review a patient clinical case at the SimTiki Center. Deborah Manog Dimaya photo.  KHON2 News reports on Hawaiʻi’s critical doctor shortage. The state is currently short more than 700 physicians, according to the latest figures from the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) medical school’s Hawai’i Physician Workforce Assessment. “We’re not keeping up […]

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Pictured: The 2018 Hawaiʻi Healthcare Association (HAH) Hawaiʻi Healthcare Heroes. By Deborah Manog Dimaya, UH Med Now Correspondent These heroes don’t wear capes on the job, but they do all they can to save lives, in more ways than one. Each year, the Healthcare Association of Hawaiʻi (HAH) honors individuals who are nominated by their […]

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