UH Med Now - Native Hawaiian Health

Race categories have been included in the U.S. Census since 1790 and have changed repeatedly to reflect the politics and social attitudes of the times. In 1997, the U.S. Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) acknowledged that race and ethnicity categories were social-political constructs and not anthropologically or scientifically based. The 1997 OMB Directive […]

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A groundbreaking study on the prevalence and popularity of the art of hula in Hawaiʻi has found a quarter of the state’s residents have danced or still do. And nearly half of those who identified as Native Hawaiian have danced hula. According to researchers, these key findings from this collaborative new study by the University […]

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The keiki of Kōkua Kalihi Valley, Kalihi-Palama Health Center, and the Queen Emma Clinic will be great readers thanks to a few JABSOM students who helped raise money and developed grant proposals to assure the blossoming readers would receive unused, shiny and new, culturally sensitive, and bilingual books at their well-child visits. An anonymous shout […]

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Select states and universities, including the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (UH JABSOM) are participating in the REsearching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative, recently launched by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to solve the puzzle of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC), also known as Long COVID.  The […]

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Date: December 29th, 2021 in JABSOM News, Native Hawaiian Health, staff, UH Manoa

For the past 45 years, Mele Look has dedicated most of her life to Native Hawaiian health disparities as a researcher, health program developer, and community advocate. She has worked with Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities to develop, implement, and evaluate health education and intervention programs, all of which include elders. When Look joined the […]

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After 35 years at JABSOM, 18 of them within the medical school’s Department of Native Hawaiian Health (DNHH), Dr. Stephen “Kalani” Brady will be retiring at the end of December 2021. At age three, Dr. Brady says he already knew he was called to be a physician to take care of people in a way […]

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