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Pictured: Bruce Shiramizu, MD, Pediatrician and JABSOM Researcher, in his lab at Kakaʻako The University of Hawaiʻi is ranked among the nation’s top 20 public universities in providing equal access to students from all income levels while being at the forefront of impactful research, says a report recently released by the Brookings Institution in Washington, […]

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Dr. Mukesh Kumar, of the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), has developed a guinea pig model for Zika virus infection, which may play in future research into the emerging mosquito-borne pathogen. Zika has caused great concern around the world. Up to 80 percent of individuals infected with the Zika virus […]

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Pictured: Dr. Haining Yang, Dr. Michele Carbone and Dr. Angela Bononi in the Carbone Lab, UH Cancer Center. By Nana Ohkawa, UH Cancer Center People carrying mutations of a gene called BAP1 are much more susceptible to asbestos, sunlight and other environmental carcinogens. University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center researchers also found that cancer cells with […]

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In the June 2017 edition of the Hawaiʻi Journal of Medicine and Public Health, we feature a study on medical students’ attitudes toward obese patients; a paper on primary care integration of psychiatric and behavioral health services; and a review of headache symptoms among epilepsy sufferers with neurocysticercosis. In the Medical School Hotline, we highlight […]

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Pictured: Dr. Kenji Obadia Mfuh, Dr. Rose Leke, Dr. Ngu Njei Abanda, Dr. Diane Taylor of the JABSOM Department of Tropical Medicine, Microbiology and Pharmacology, and Dr. Samuel Tassi Yunga at the 2017 UHM Commencement Exercises. When three scientists from Cameroon graduated with PhDs from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) last month, a […]

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Twenty-four Hawai’i schoolteachers will prepare to go “back to school” this week by learning the latest in scientific research methods at the University of Hawai’i medical school. This is the sixth time that the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) has hosted the teachers by using a grant from the National Institutes of Health […]

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