UH Med Now - Breakthoughs

Congratulations to JABSOM’s own Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum. She is Hawaii’s 2022 Immunization Champion Award winner. This highly-selective award goes out to one person in each state. The CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award, now hosted by The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM), chose Dr. Buenconsejo-Lum for her work to increase HPV vaccine uptake and promote the […]

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Dr. Cass Nakasone is hoping to change the way the world sees research in Hawaiʻi. The JABSOM 1998 alumnus, now a renowned orthopaedic surgeon, has always had a commitment to orthopedic research which was lacking in the state. Research, Nakasone suggests, is important for several reasons: it promotes clinical integrity, provides medical students and residents […]

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Consider the teardrop, a vital lubricant for the eye encased in a thin biomembrane called a surfactant, to ensure it does its job in the blink of an eye — lubricate the eyeball.  There is a similar surfactant that coats the alveoli in the lungs. When babies are born prematurely, there is insufficient surfactant so […]

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The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) has been awarded a grant of $317,955 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in particular, the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHHD), for Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI). This grant titled ‘Hawaii Data Science Training for RCMI Researchers’ is […]

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‘A single-vial, subunit vaccine that can be shipped at ambient temperatures and can be reconstituted with sterile water immediately before use has the potential to bolster global vaccination efforts by simplifying storage and distribution,’ – Axel Lehrer, PhD Soligenix, Inc., a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat rare diseases where […]

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Soligenix, Inc., a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat rare diseases where there is an unmet medical need, announced today positive data demonstrating the efficacy of multiple filovirus vaccine candidates in NHPs, including thermostabilized multivalent vaccines in a single vial platform presentation. Collaborators at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) […]

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