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*This tribute to Dr. Thomas J. Whelan was written by Dr. Noa Emmett Aluli and originally published in the Hawaii Medical Journal, November 1999, Volume 57. No. 11 special memorial issue. Ha ʻalele koa wa ʻa, i koa kanaka he koa canoe has departed leaving the warriors behind E ho ‘opiha i ka makalua i […]

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Date: December 1st, 2022 in Community Outreach, JABSOM News, Student Life, UH Manoa

Medical students at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) are going out to Hawaiʻi high schools to teach high school students about heart health and provide mentorship to those interested in healthcare careers. JABSOM learners hope that Project HEART, which stands for “Health, Exercise and Rescue Together,” will not only encourage students to […]

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Date: November 14th, 2022 in Donors, FOMS, Giving, JABSOM News, OB-GYN, UH Manoa

Through millions of dollars of donations, Dr. Thomas Kosasa along with other members of the Kosasa family have created professorships and endowments and helped facilitate research at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Through generations of giving, the Kosasa family has made Hawaiʻi a better place to live. Many believe the commitment of the […]

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Date: November 2nd, 2022 in Alumni News, Faculty, JABSOM News, staff, UH Manoa

Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum has been named Acting Dean of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), effective January 1, 2023 to February 28, 2023, and as Interim Dean effective March 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno announced Dr. Buenconsejo-Lum will serve […]

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Days before her formal induction to the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Chien-Wen Tseng reflects back on her career. “I started as an electrical engineer. I was one of those people who, during the AIDS crisis, understood that things weren’t just about numbers. It was about people, so I went back into medicine,” she said. […]

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Date: October 12th, 2022 in Community Outreach, Donors, Geriatrics, JABSOM News, UH Manoa

Community members filled up the Sullivan Conference Center as the inaugural cohort of the John A. Burns School of Medicine Dr. Rosita Leong Mini-Medical School of Healthy Aging, more commonly known as “Mini-Med School”. That first gathering happened in the spring of 2014. Eight years following that first cohort, the Mini-Med School is back in […]

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