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Date: July 28th, 2021 in Alumni News, FOMS, JABSOM News, UH Manoa

The Friends of the Medical School (FOMS) presented the Judge James S. Burns Award to Professor of Medicine Dr. Richard Kasuya during the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) 2021 MD White Coat Ceremony. Below is a transcript of the speech by Dr. Lucy Wong, primary care physician and FOMS president, as she presented […]

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Moving on up: Graduates from the UH Pathology Residency Program   After four years in theUniversity of Hawaii Pathology Residency Program, three graduating residents have begun the next step of their training as fellows. “We are so proud of our three pathology residency program graduates, Drs. Alex Placek, Andrew Hall, and Ana Hernandez Caballero,” said […]

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Seeing eye-to-eye: JABSOM 2012 grad is lead ophthalmologist and oculoplastics surgeon at Aina Haina Eye Center Dr. Amelia Fong (JABSOM MD 2012) is not only an ophthalmologist who diagnoses and treats various eye diseases but is also an oculoplastic surgeon, performing surgeries of the face, eye socket, and eyelid areas. Upon  joining the Aina Haina […]

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Dr. Kayla Murata (JABSOM MD 2020), currently a first-year resident at the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) Family Medicine Residency Program (UHFMRP) received full funding to acquire books for the pediatric patients of the University Health Partner of Hawaiʻi (UHP) Family Medicine Clinic, which serves as the continuity clinic for the UHFMRP residents. The grant came […]

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Date: June 1st, 2021 in Alumni News, JABSOM News

Dr. Gina Fujikami (JABSOM MD 2008), a geriatrician at the Queen’s Medical Center and clinical assistant professor of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), is the current secretary and social media manager for the JABSOM Alumni Association. In this Q&A, she talks about how her grandparents inspired her to pursue medicine, how she […]

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Date: May 9th, 2021 in Alumni News, Faculty, JABSOM News, Research, UH Manoa

Making waves at the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) is the Institute for Biogenesis Research’s (IBR) youngest full-time faculty member, 36-year-old Jesse Owens. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) just awarded him $2.3 million dollars over the next five years to develop a new, safer and more efficient approach to gene therapy. He leads a team […]

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