UH Med Now - Native Hawaiian

September is Hawaiian History month, and JABSOM has partnered with the Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī Coalition to produce a vessel for education about Hawai’i’s history and culture that offers a vivid spectrum of programs to celebrate Native Hawaiian history. One week is traditionally dedicated to health. “If you’re talking about the Hawaiian community, and where we were […]

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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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Three in five college students nationwide reported being diagnosed with anxiety, depression or another mental-health condition by a professional, according to a Harris Poll released this year. With that in mind, at the request of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Kualiʻi Native Hawaiian Advisory Council, the John A. Burns School of Medicine Department of […]

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This past May, ahead of the convocation ceremony for the MD Class of 2022, the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (UH JABSOM) held its annual Kīhei Ceremony. The ceremony was first held by the ʻAhahui o nā Kauka (Association of Native Hawaiian Physicians), as a way to recognize and celebrate the […]

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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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