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“As a Native Hawaiian, it’s so easy to feel like you don’t belong in the field of medicine,” Bree Kaneakua, a fourth-year medical student at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, said. “It’s such an intimidating field for anyone. It’s challenging. So to feel like you don’t belong in 99% of the rooms you’re […]

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John A. Burns was Hawaiʻi’s second elected governor, and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s School of Medicine bears his name. “Of all the buildings to place his name on, he wanted to affix his name on this school because he believed that greatness came from Hawaiʻi,” says Dr. Naleen Andrade. “If we just gave […]

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Date: September 29th, 2022 in JABSOM News, MINORITY, Research

The Pacific is home to thousands of species of palm trees, but one in particular, the Areca palm, produces a highly-addictive fruit called betel nut, which causes oral cancer. Kurtis Young, a 4th-year student at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, along with 2nd-year student Hannah Bulosan, helped to characterize the effects betel nut […]

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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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Janette Keola grew up in Honolulu, never dreaming she could become a doctor or have a career in medicine. “I never saw physicians who looked or talked or had the same experiences as I did,” Keola says. The seed was planted after Keola was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, a condition that occurs where the thyroid gland […]

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The inaugural Hawai‘i Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists HSOG conference, “Imua – Women’s Health,” happens Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 7am to 3pm at the Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra, in its Garden Lanai Room. HSOG invites attending physicians practicing in Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i residency program residents, University of Hawai‘i (UH) medical students and other UH […]

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