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Our colleague, mentor, friend and physician leader, Emmett Aluli, was a kanaka oʻiwi to the core and as we remember all the facets of his life and the contributions he left to everyone, we would like to remember Emmett through the lens of what he meant to our kauka (medical doctors) and to the institution […]

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*This tribute to Dr. Thomas J. Whelan was written by Dr. Noa Emmett Aluli and originally published in the Hawaii Medical Journal, November 1999, Volume 57. No. 11 special memorial issue. Ha ʻalele koa wa ʻa, i koa kanaka he koa canoe has departed leaving the warriors behind E ho ‘opiha i ka makalua i […]

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The Aluli ʻohana statement: “He pioneered a distinctively Native Hawaiian approach to health care in rural Hawaiian communities that he modeled for medical students who shadowed him. He believed that each patient’s health and well-being needed to be understood in the context of their ʻohana, their genealogy, their lifestyle, and their ʻāina. He shared the […]

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Date: November 28th, 2022 in Alumni News, Native Hawaiian Health

Aloha e JABSOM ʻOhana, We sadly share that Clayton Chong, M.D., recently passed away. Dr. Chong was an ʻImi Hoʻōla graduate and went on to graduate from JABSOM in 1980. He completed his oncology training at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and his Masters in Public Health at Harvard University. He returned […]

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Date: November 2nd, 2022 in Alumni News, Faculty, JABSOM News, staff, UH Manoa

Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum has been named Acting Dean of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), effective January 1, 2023 to February 28, 2023, and as Interim Dean effective March 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno announced Dr. Buenconsejo-Lum will serve […]

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Date: October 3rd, 2022 in Alumni News, Faculty, JABSOM News, Rural

In 1981, Dr. Geri Young was newly married and recently graduated from the John A. Burns School of Medicine. “My pediatric residency at Kapiolani ended on June 30th, and I started work on July 1st, 1981,” she remembers. “I just got married to my husband, Dr. Robert Teichman.” Both 1978 JABSOM graduates, she and Teichman […]

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