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As the finale to October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Domestic Violence Awareness Center (DVAwC) student interest group at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) hosted a virtual panel to help attendees document situations of domestic violence. The panel, “An Integrated Approach to Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence,” featured speakers Ella Mojica and […]

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Date: November 3rd, 2022 in Care, Community Outreach, COVID-19, JABSOM News, Research

For nearly three decades, Cris Milne has been a frontline warrior in the fight against HIV. “We’ve battled HIV down quite a bit. I think the progress that’s been made in HIV care has been revolutionary,” Milne said. The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʻi (RCUH) awarded Milne, an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), […]

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Date: October 20th, 2022 in Community Outreach, JABSOM News

This week is National Addiction Treatment Week. Many times, people wanting to start their journey to recovery don’t know where to start. The Hawai’i Society of Addiction Medicine (HSAM) created the Hawai’i Addiction Treatment Directory. The Hawai’i Addiction Treatment Directory can be searched and filtered by island, population served, active buprenorphine prescribers, treatment type/setting, and […]

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Date: October 12th, 2022 in Community Outreach, Donors, Geriatrics, JABSOM News, UH Manoa

Community members filled up the Sullivan Conference Center as the inaugural cohort of the John A. Burns School of Medicine Dr. Rosita Leong Mini-Medical School of Healthy Aging, more commonly known as “Mini-Med School”. That first gathering happened in the spring of 2014. Eight years following that first cohort, the Mini-Med School is back in […]

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September is Hawaiian History month, and JABSOM has partnered with the Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī Coalition to produce a vessel for education about Hawai’i’s history and culture that offers a vivid spectrum of programs to celebrate Native Hawaiian history. One week is traditionally dedicated to health. “If you’re talking about the Hawaiian community, and where we were […]

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Hawaii has the highest life expectancy at birth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, that success is not reflected in the Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (NHOPI) population. State data show NHOPI have 7 to 10 years less in life expectancy than other Hawaii residents, and researchers from the John […]

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