UH Med Now - Research

Date: November 3rd, 2022 in Care, Community Outreach, COVID-19, JABSOM News, Research

For nearly three decades, Cris Milne has been a frontline warrior in the fight against HIV. “We’ve battled HIV down quite a bit. I think the progress that’s been made in HIV care has been revolutionary,” Milne said. The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʻi (RCUH) awarded Milne, an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), […]

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Date: October 5th, 2022 in JABSOM News, Research, UH Manoa

A recent University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa graduate, who is making tremendous strides into Alzheimer’s disease research, was recognized as one of the top student scholars in the nation. Geetika Patwardhan, a spring 2022 molecular cell biology graduate in the UH Mānoa School of Life Sciences and Honors Program alumna, has been named one of […]

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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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Take the shot or wait? That’s the question we all face as each vaccine rolls out. As the new bivalent COVID-19 booster becomes widely available, timely research done by University of Hawaii researchers found vaccine hesitancy is associated with education and level of trust in COVID-19 information. John A. Burns School of Medicine researchers, Dr. […]

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Date: August 30th, 2022 in Faculty, JABSOM News, Research, UH Manoa

Tucked away in the Biomedical Building on the University of Hawaii’s UH Mānoa Campus is the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Department. The MLS department offers a program that educates, trains and develops students who later play a crucial part in generating data needed to assist health care providers in making patient diagnostic and treatment decisions. […]

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