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Date: July 29th, 2020 in Faculty, JABSOM News, UH Manoa

By Deborah Manog Dimaya, Interim Communications Director The University of Hawaiʻi (UH) medical school remembers Emeritus Professor of Physiology and Community Health Dr. Frank Tabrah, who passed away at the age of 100 in his Honolulu home in July. Dr. Tabrah, originally from the East coast, received his medical degree at the University of the […]

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Pictured: Axel Lehrer in the lab. Deborah Manog Dimaya photo. By Deborah Manog Dimaya, Interim Director of Communications A University of Hawaiʻi (UH) at Mānoa researcher, in collaboration with a pharmaceutical company, has developed a vaccine candidate that shows promise in rapidly inducing immunity to the novel coronavirus in pre-clinical trials. Axel Lehrer, an assistant […]

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COVID-19 dysregulates a hormone system causing damage to the heart and lungs; a common blood pressure drug just might help. HONOLULU— The first outpatient clinical trial in Hawaii is aimed at finding an effective treatment for patients with COVID-19 using telmisartan, a medication commonly used for blood pressure control. Researchers at the John A. Burns […]

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White Coat Ceremony for the University of Hawaii – Mānoa JABSOM class of 2020 brand new Internal Medicine residents at The Queen’s Medical Center. The first graduating class of COVID-19 in their masks. MASK UP!    This most recent Communication Protocol applies to all JABSOM employees and learners, including those working on the UH Manoa […]

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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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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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