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Date: July 22nd, 2020 in Care, Collaboration, Community Outreach

    From the Joint Information Center for COVID-19 Hawaiicovid19@gmail.com   (Honolulu) – U.S. District Court Judge Jill A. Otake denied a motion today, for a preliminary injunction, from a South Carolina traveler who challenged the State of Hawai‘i’s current mandatory traveler quarantine. In a 25-page long ruling, Judge Otake pointed out that, “Like many […]

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Attendees at a JABSOM Mini Med School event in 2014.   According to Ritabelle Fernandes, MD, MPH, of the Palliative Medicine division in the Geriatric Medicine Department at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), “There is growing evidence of the effectiveness and cost savings associated with palliative care.”  Dr. Fernandes, and her colleagues […]

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First-year medical students participate in the Willed Body Ceremony by scattering the donors’ ashes into the sea as families and friends watch.   Until further notice, the Willed Body program at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) is not accepting applications for new donors. Donors who are already enrolled into the program will […]

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Date: July 1st, 2020 in Community Outreach, Faculty, JABSOM News, Research

ARTICLE LINK:  Covid-19 Antibody Testing – Is There Value Beyond the Result?  Drs. Melinda Ashton and Shilpa Patel are long-time faculty members in the JABSOM Department of Pediatrics, who with two medical students surveyed Hawaii Pacific Health (HPH) employees who volunteered for the company’s offer of free COVID-19 antibody testing. Despite a low prevalence of […]

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COVID-19 dysregulates the delicate balance of the renin angiotensin system, causing the release of hormones that damage the heart and lungs. For study information, contact Cris Milne at 692-1335 or email cmilne@hawaii.edu   HONOLULU—Researchers at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), University of Hawaii (UH) announce that they have opened the first clinical […]

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UH lab to serve as hub for COVID-19 testing innovation Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced the city will provide $3.9 million in funding from the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and additional funding from the Rockefeller Foundation to support the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Tropical Medicine Clinical (TMC) […]

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