COVID-19 Resources & Updates
Building Hours:JABSOM Kakaʻako
Library Restrictions:COVID-19 Patients Needed
for Active Research:
- JABSOM COVID notification protocol. (Opens in New Window)
- JABSOM Ohana Messages from Dean Hedges and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum.
- Building Hours/Library restrictions.
- JABSOM remains closed to the general public. All visitors must be approved/accompanied.
- COVID-19 patients needed for active research.
- July 16, 2020: Safety reminders and professionalism (New Window)
- April 6, 2020: JABSOM to House HI-EMA Emergency Operations Center (New Window)
- March 23, 2020: Message to JABSOM ʻOhana from Dean Hedges (New Window)
- March 22, 2020: JABSOM ʻOhana update following Mayor Caldwell’s Emergency Stay at Home, Work at Home Order (New Window)
- March 12, 2020: COVID-19 and JABSOM Community Update #2 (New Window)
- March 9, 2020: COVID-19 and JABSOM Community Update #1 (New Window)
Monday – Friday: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Medical Student FAQs: This page is updated with the latest information highlighted. If you have additional questions, the preferred method is to continue sending them to your respective class ombudsperson, as they have been collecting and organizing these prior to sending to us. Dr. Buenconsejo-Lum will work with appropriate leadership and decision-making bodies before updating this document. Since April 8, we have been having weekly Town Halls for the medical students and interested faculty on Wednesdays. In June, these will move to every 2 weeks on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. Please contact Dr. Omori if you would like the link. These Town Hall sessions are recorded and the link will be posted on JBOWS.
- Medical student pre-clinical courses were online starting March 23, 2020, through the end of this academic year per the main University of Hawaiʻi decision on March 18, 2020 (but this may change). However, Provost Bruno approved in-person examinations, standardized patients, OSCEs, and simulations at JABSOM. For the 2020-21 academic year, some pre-clinical course elements will remain online. JABSOM will be utilizing a hybrid model of instruction to maximize the learning of the MD Student curriculum.
- Clinical components of medical student, communication sciences and disorders and medical technology students were suspended March 16-April 30, 2020. Some clinical sites allowed students back on May 1. Even in the 2020-21 academic year, there will likely be some continuation of alternate required learning activities and experiences. These will be communicated directly to the students by the department, program or Office of Medical Education. Please check your emails for further communication from OME.
- Large group activities planned for more than 10 people were modified or canceled in accordance with CDC and State recommendations on March 18, 2020. Large group curricular sessions and events starting in July 2020 will conform to the State requirement of fewer than 50 people, adhere to applicable physical distancing and use of cloth face-covering requirements. Students, residents, and fellows should check their email frequently for updates.
- Residents and fellows should follow their respective program and clinical rotation site guidance.
Group learning typically held within clinical settings for medical students, residents, and fellows will be altered to promote physical distancing. Please check your email for details.
Students working in research laboratories should adhere to UH Mānoa recommendations. Questions? See your advisor, graduate chair or Dr. Mariana Gerschenson.
- UH System Office of Human Resources: Coronavirus COVID-19 FAQs for Employees (UH Login)
- UH System Office of Human Resources: Employee Assistance Program
- Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʻi (RCUH): Policy 3.262 Work Schedule, Work Week and Work Hours
- COVID-19 UH Employee Safety Program
- COVID-19 UH Employee Safety Training in the RCUH Training Portal (Login Required)
- DOH Resources for Clinicians
- DOH Medical Advisory Page
- UH Office of Public Health (OPHS) COVID-19 Resources Page updated every other week.
- 808 Community Resources for health care practitioners
- Physician Support Line: Free, confidential for medical students, residents, and fellows, 8am-1am Eastern Time, 7 days a week. Visit the website or call (888) 409-0141.
- If you have a patient with possible symptoms and especially if they have traveled outside of Hawaii in the past 21 days or come into close contact with someone who has traveled outside of Hawaii, please use your clinical judgment and consider testing suspect patients. You can contact either the Hawaii Pacific Health Virtual Clinic (808-462-5430 press option 2) or The Queen’s Medical Center COVID-19 info line (808-691-2619 press option #2), even if you do not have a formal affiliation with either health system. You may also contact the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH), Disease Outbreak Control Division at (808) 586-4586. For more information see the HDOH updates for clinicians page.
JABSOM Training &
Technology Knowledge:Research Support
- JABSOM Training and Technology Knowledge
- Research Support Resources
- Wellness Resources
- Community Resources
- Informational Videos
- UH Research Continuity and Planning for COVID-19 (New Window)
- Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding (New Window)
- Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants & Cooperative Agreements Guide (New Window)
- UH Manoa Human Studies Program Response to COVID-19 (New Window)
- Flow chart: Face coverings in UH Mānoa labs (New Window)
- To request a wellness check-in from a psychologist, please complete the following form: Wellness Check-In Form (New Window)
- Managing Screen Time During the Coronavirus (New Window)
- Domestic Violence Action Center (New Window)
- HMSA Online Care (New Window)
- Physician Support Line (New Window) or call (888) 409-0141.
- UH Mānoa Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) Resources List (New Window)
- COVID-19 Public Health Action Webinar: Mental Wellness: Tips and Strategies for Surviving and Thriving (New Window).
- Faculty Wellness Guide (New Window) prepared by Jeanelle Sugimoto-Matsuda, DrPH and Deborah Goebert, DrPH
- Resources for staying mentally well in distressing times (New Window)
- Self care for those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic (New Window)
- Sign up for Hawaii Department of Health (HDHOH) email alerts
- New, user-friendly HDOH website for COVID-19 information: hawaiicovid19.com
- Hawaii Pacific Health Virtual Clinic: 462-5430 (Press Option 2)
- Queen’s Medical Center COVID-19 Infoline: 808-691-2619
- University of Hawaiʻi (UH)COVID-19 Resources Page
- Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center COVID-19 Resource Page
- The Aloha United Way call center is open daily 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Call 2-1-1 from any location in the state
- Text 877-275-6569
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (New Window)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC COVID-19 Microsite (New Window)
- The CDC on face coverings: sew and no sew instructions; recommendations (New Window)
- Kūpuna Food Access (New Window) (programs and special store hours
PRACTICAL TIPS FOR SAFETY DURING THE PANDEMIC
JABSOM Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum shares tips for protecting yourself and others:
#MaskOutHawaii: LET’S PROTECT EACH OTHER BY WEARING CLOTH MASKS
We can prevent transmission of the virus by wearing homemade masks, while saving medical grade masks for health care workers:
Ways to Help
Opportunities Guide:Consider a Gift:
COVID-19 Patients Needed
for Active Research:
- Volunteer Opportunities Guide
- Consider a Gift
- Clinical Trials: COVID-19 Patients Needed
Dr. Cecilia Shikuma and Cris Milne, APRN, MPH, seek 40 newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients to see if the blood pressure drug telmisartan can effectively relieve heart and lung symptoms. Click here for more information (opens in a New Window).