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The John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Homeless Outreach and Medical Education (HOME) project is inviting donations to provide Halloween Carnivals for the keiki at Oahu’s homeless shelters again this year. The student-volunteers of the HOME project provide health care at four Oahu homeless shelters. On Oct. 16, they provided flu shots for the families […]

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Pictured: MD 2017 graduate Nash Witten on rotation in a Hawaii Island physician office. The Hawai‘i Medical Service Association (HMSA) has announced it will provide travel support funding for up to 25 of the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s students to perform primary care clinical rotations on neighbor islands. The ultimate goal is to […]

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Pictured: Dr. Keaweʻaimoku Kaholokula, Chair of Native Hawaiian Health The Department of Native Hawaiian Health at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine has been awarded $2.7 million to help Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Peoples (including Samoans, Chuukese and Filipinos) lose weight and keep it off. Excessive weight is […]

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BY KEVIN LUTTRELL A team of Hawai’i researchers led by a John A. Burns faculty member, has found that loss of the sense of smell is linked to the development of Parkinson’s disease in men. Moreover, the loss of this sense could precede the onset of Parkinson’s by at least four years, a finding with […]

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Pictured: Cancer Council of the Pacific Islands, USAPI Cancer Registrars with medical school’s family medicine team, Hawaii Tumor Registry and CDC Partners, March 2014 in Guam. New funding agreements will increase the capacity of health services to fight cancer in the US Associated Pacific Island Nations (USAPIN) , specifically Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the […]

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$535,000 from HMSA Foundation will “Jump Start” the Program Doctors tend to practice in a geographic area where they complete their residency training. This has led to a new strategy to provide family physicians for rural and underserved areas across the state that was announced today by the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School […]

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