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Days before her formal induction to the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Chien-Wen Tseng reflects back on her career. “I started as an electrical engineer. I was one of those people who, during the AIDS crisis, understood that things weren’t just about numbers. It was about people, so I went back into medicine,” she said. […]

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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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We are sad to announce that Professor Gregory G. Maskarinec at JABSOM passed away at home on June 16, more than 2 years after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer and a long journey of treatments, complications including COVID, and lots of pain and suffering. In his remembrance, we are presenting this excerpt from a recent […]

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Although the majority of medical students at the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (UH JABSOM) receives scholarship support (73.4% in the graduating class of 2021), the financial burden for medical school remains exorbitant. According to the latest Financial Aid Summary Report from the Association of American Medical Colleges, 74% of students […]

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On behalf of the Office of Global Health and International Medicine (OGHIM) and the Office of Medical Education (OME) at  JABSOM, the UH Global Health & Social Justice Work Group, the East-West Center, Noguchi Medical Research Institute (NMRI), the Office of Public Health Studies, and Dr. Yoshihisa Asano, Ph.D. (NMRI), we invite your submission of […]

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Date: December 1st, 2021 in Alumni News, Faculty, Family Medicine, JABSOM News, UH Manoa

When you see something that isn’t right, you fix it. That’s the idea that drove a 12-year-old to pursue a career in medicine after witnessing health disparities within the small town of Wahiawā, where she was born and raised. “Even at that early age, when I didn’t know the terms health disparities or health inequities, […]

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