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The current doctor shortage — the number of additional physicians Hawaiʻi needs right now to adequately support its population — is projected between 593 and 830 doctors. By Tina Shelton, JABSOM Communications Director A preliminary analysis of this year’s surveys of licensed physicians in Hawaiʻi shows that the supply of working doctors has decreased by […]

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Pictured: Dancers from one of the study sites performed at the research conclusion preview for the community at JABSOM on August 23. Deborah Manog Dimaya photos. UH medical school study shows participants lowered their 10-year risk for heart disease. By Tina Shelton, JABSOM Communications Director In findings so significant they are being presented this weekend […]

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Date: August 26th, 2019 in Collaboration, Community Outreach, Faculty, JABSOM News

Pictured: Kiana Miller with her hands in “The Bone Box” in the Biosciences Building at JABSOM. Photos by Jesse Thompson and Robert Mann. By Tina Shelton, JABSOM Communications Director Kiana Miller had a puzzled look on her face as she stood with each hand stuck into one of holes on the side of a cardboard […]

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Date: August 26th, 2019 in Collaboration, Community Outreach, Faculty, JABSOM News

Pictured: Participants at the 2019 LABANOF bone workshop in Pontestura, Italy. Dr. Mann photos. This summer, faculty at the University of Hawaii (UH) John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and UH West Oahu reprised an award-winning summer forensics course held on both campuses. In this story, we profile a prolific force behind the course, […]

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Pictured, from left: Lawrence Agodoa, M.D. of NIDDK; George Hui, PhD; Griffin Rodgers, MD, MACP of NIDDK. Deborah Manog Dimaya photos. The Director of NIDDK honors program leader Dr. George Hui for opening doors, breaking glass ceilings and providing a path to biomedical research and better health in the communities. By Tina Shelton, JABSOM Communications […]

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Pictured: Jana Wieland gets a visit from Tucker the therapy dog while undergoing cancer treatment at Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children Now a medical student walking the halls of the same hospital where she was treated for cancer, Jana Wieland experienced first-hand the power of patient-centered healing practiced by UH clinical faculty who […]

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