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University of Hawaii Center for AIDS Director Cecilia Shikuma receives state’s highest award for HIV/AIDS services
Pictured: Dr. Shikuma examines a patient at the UH Clinics at Kakaako. Vina Cristobal photo.
By the Hawaii State Department of Health and the JABSOM Communications Office
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Locally, Shikuma’s vision is for Hawaii to be the first state to achieve an AIDS-free generation through the “Hawaii to Zero” initiative. She is leading the charge and collaborates with DOH and AIDS service organizations throughout the state to make resources available that further the goal of achieving “Hawaii to Zero.”
“Dr. Shikuma has gone above and beyond the call of duty in making sure the care provided to patients in the Clint Spencer Clinic is state of the art,” said Dr. Bruce Shiramizu, MD, of the Hawaii Center for AIDS/Clint Spencer Clinic and professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. “The impact of Dr. Shikuma’s efforts are evident in providing HIV-expertise on Hawaii Island and Maui. Her untiring energy personifies the dedication that she lives for and for the causes she believes in. Her outstanding contributions in providing and improving HIV/AIDS care throughout Hawaii have benefited patients, partners, families, organizations and professionals.”
The award is given each year in memory of Suzanne Richmond-Crum, former director of the Hawaii Seropositivity and Medical Management Program of DOH’s Harm Reduction Services Branch, which honors her exemplary work in providing HIV-related care and AIDS prevention services. Shikuma will be the 15th recipient of the award.