UH Med Now - Native Hawaiian

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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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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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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The Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program  awarded 10 recipients of its 2021-2022 cohort of scholars, it announced in a recent news release. “We’re so pleased with the diversity of experiences in this cohort,” said Dr. Donna-Marie Palakiko, director of Papa Ola Lōkahi’s health workforce development initiative, Mauli Ola Mālamalama.  The three medical students enrolled at […]

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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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