University of Hawaii

Mini-Medical School Lectures on Healthy Aging

Aloha!  These topics are based on presentations in the Mini-Medical School (MMS) on Healthy Aging at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, UH Mānoa.  The MMS was started in Spring 2014 and continutes annually with a new series of lectures every Spring (repeated in the Fall of that year). 

Our MMS expert presenters present key points and recommendations on topics designed to prepare participants for the second half of their lives by delivering relevant scientific information on aging, similar to what our medical students learn, but tailored for public audiences.  These lectures are specifically designed to engage community groups in discussions about these important topics. Mahalo!


2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

 

Introduction

Introduction to the JABSOM Mini-Medical School Talks. (0:54)

Jerris R. Hedges, MD, MS, MMM

Dean, John A. Burns School of Medicine


Spring/Fall 2021


 

Caste, Race and Culture–How Can Elders Effect Meaningful Change? by Andrade, MD

Caste, Race and Culture–How Can Elders Effect Meaningful Change? (49:18)

Naleen Andrade, MD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

What Every "Legacy" Person Should Know About Preventing Diabetes Now, by Mau, MD

What Every "Legacy" Person Should Know About Preventing Diabetes Now (33:43)

Marjorie Mau, MD

Professor, Department of Native Hawaiian Health
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

Practical Self Defense for Seniors by Mr. Randal Lau

Practical Self Defense for Seniors  (31:02)

Mr. Randal Lau

Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Kung Fu, Massage Therapy
Licensed Massage Therapist
Fall Prevention Certified
Tai Chi for Health Institute



 

How to Manage Chronic Pain, by Tada, DO

How to Manage Chronic Pain (49:58)

Troy Tada, DO

Anesthesiologist &
Chronic Pain Management Specialist,
Honolulu Pain Management Clinic, LLC



 

Periodontal Disease, Patel, DDM

Periodontal Disease (40:41)

Rohinton J. Patel, DMD

Director, Hawaii Pacific Dental Group, Inc.
Adjunct Clinical Professor,
Boston University of Dental Medicine



 

Introduction to Health Literacy by Sentell, PhD

Introduction to Health Literacy (42:47)

Tetine Sentell, PhD

Interim Dean, Professor,
Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health
University of Hawai'i



 

Knee Osteoarthritis, a Physiatrist's Perspective by Akau, MD

Knee Osteoarthritis, a Physiatrist's Perspective (45:50)

Cedric Akau, MD

Associate Clinical Professor & Chief of the Division of
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Physiatrist, Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Group



 

Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention by Mr. Randal Lau

Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention (39:39)

Mr. Randal Lau

Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Kung Fu, Massage Therapy
Licensed Massage Therapist
Fall Prevention Certified
Tai Chi for Health Institute



 

Revisting an Old and Underappreciated Medicine by Richard R. Szuster, MD

Revisting an Old and Underappreciated Medicine by Richard R. Szuster, MD (37:18)

Richard R. Szuster, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawai'i
Certified Mindful Practice Facilitator



 

Addiction Identification & Treatment, 2021 by William Haning, MD

Addiction Identification & Treatment, 2021 by William Haning, MD (46:18)

William (Bill) Haning, III, MD, DFASAM, DLFAPA

Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry
Program Director, Addition Medicine/Addiction Psychiatry
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawai'i



 

Parkinsons Disease by Web Ross, MD

Parkinsons Disease by Web Ross, MD (46:18)

Web Ross, MD

VA Pacific Islands Health Care System
Pacific Health & Education Institute
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawai'i



 

Update on Covid-19 in Hawai'i (October 2021)

Update on Covid-19 in Hawai'i (October 2021) (47:56)

Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, MD, FAAFP

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & DIO
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawai'i



 

Update on Covid-19 in Hawai'i (February 2021)

Update on Covid-19 in Hawai'i (February 2021) (53:08)

Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, MD, FAAFP

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & DIO
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawai'i




Spring/Fall 2020


 

Corona Virus Update

Corona Virus Update (26:28)

Virginia Hinshaw, PhD

Chancellor Emeritus/Professor
Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbilogy & Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

The Eye of the Artist

The Eye of the Artist (37:37)

Tyrie Jenkins, MD

Jenkins Eye Care
(jenkinseyecare.com)



 

Why Polio and Measles Should Be Eradicated!

Why Polio and Measles Should Be Eradicated! (37:59)

Virginia Hinshaw, PhD

Chancellor Emeritus/Professor
Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbilogy & Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

Cardiovascular Care

Cardiovascular Care (52:18)

Todd Seto, MD


The Queen's Medical Center
Associate Professor
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

Improving Cancer Care Through Clinical Trials

Improving Cancer Care Through Clinical Trial (41:29)

Jessica Rhee, MD


Medical Director, Clinical Trials Office
University of Hawai'i Cancer Center



 

Maintaining Strength & Avoiding Frailty

Maintaining Strength & Avoiding Frailty (45:27)

Kamal Masaki, MD


Director, Department of Geriatrics
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawai'i



 

Consider Different Options for End-of-Life Care

Consider Different Options for End-of-Life Care (49:20)

Jeannette Koijane


Executive Director
Kokua May



 

Stroke Treatment and Management

Stroke Treatment and Management (37:47)

Kazuma Nakagawa, MD, FAAN, FAHA


Medical Director, Comprehehsive Stroke Center, The Queen's Medical Center
Associate Professor, Division of Neurology
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

Tech Pointers for Seniors

Tech Pointers for Seniors (25:55)

Kathleen Connolly, PhD


John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawai'i



 

Computer Hygiene & Security

Computer Hygiene & Security (24:15)

Michael Connolly, MS, CISSIP


IT Architect
General Dynamics Information Technology



 

What Retirement Means to Me

What Retirement Means to Me (18:00)

Virginia Hinshaw, PhD

Chancellor Emeritus/Professor
Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbilogy & Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine




Spring/Fall 2019


 

Delving More Deeply Into Your Microbiome

Delving More Deeply Into Your Microbiome (18:16)

Virginia Hinshaw, PhD

Chancellor Emeritus/Professor
Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbilogy & Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

Hospital Stays, Get Treated and Get Out Quickly

Hospital Stays, Get Treated and Get Out Quickly (44:20)

Kamal Masaki, M.D.

Director of JABSOM Department of Geriatrics
University of Hawaii



 

How to Break Up Your Clutter

How to Break Up Your Clutter (54:18)

Ms. Alice Inoue

Expert Life Guide and Chief Happiness Officer
of Happiness U



 

Your Feet Are Made for Walking - Keep Them Healthy

Your Feet Are Made for Walking - Keep Them Healthy (50:24)

Greg Morris, MD

Podiatrist - Foot and Ankle Specialist



 

Learn about What Happens AFTER You dial 911

Learn about What Happens AFTER You dial 911 (54:50)

Elizabeth Char, M.D.

Emergency Medicine



 

Your Inflammatory Health: the Key to Health and Longevity

Your Inflammatory Health: the Key to Health and Longevity (37:10)

David Watamull

President and CEO of Cardax



 

JABSOM Willed Body Program - Being a Silent Teacher

JABSOM Willed Body Program - Being a Silent Teacher (41:54)

Steven Labrash

Director of Willed Body Program
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

Memory & Reasoning with Age: The Impact of Sleep & Exercise

Memory & Reasoning with Age: The Impact of Sleep & Exercise (57:16)

Robert Nichols, PhD

Department of Cell & Molecular Biology
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

The Aging Gut: Common GI Issues for Seniors

The Aging Gut: Common GI Issues for Seniors (35:19)

Traci T. Murakami, MD

Gastroenterology, The Queen's Medical Center and
Assistant Clinical Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

Common Digestive Tract Problems in Maturing Adults

Common Digestive Tract Problems in Maturing Adults (50:37)

Scott Kuwada, M.D.

Professor of Medicine & Chief of Gastroenterology
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

The Eye, Achieving Maturity and Wisdom

The Eye, Achieving Maturity and Wisdome (46:16)

John H. Drouilhet, MD

Retina Associates of Hawai'i & Clinical Professor
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

A Life Plan for Looking & Feeling Your Best

A Life Plan for Looking & Feeling Your Best (40:47)

Clyde Ishii, M.D., FACS

Chi Plastic Surgery Center




Spring/Fall 2018


 

Conquering Depression

Conquering Depression (47:06)

Kamal Masaki, M.D.

Director of JABSOM Department of Geriatrics
University of Hawaii



 

Plan Ahead!

Plan Ahead! (32:51)

Noreen Wong, M.M.S.

VP of Operations and Business Development,
FirstVitals Health and Wellness Inc.



 

Mindful MultiTasking

Mindful MultiTasking (47:26)

Ms. R. Makana Risser Chai,

Well-being Author and Speaker
Certified Stress & Wellness Consultant



 

Exploring Intimacy & Sexuality

Exploring Intimacy & Sexuality (49:47)

Patricia Nishimoto, DNS, FAAN

Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Tripler Army Medical Center
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, UH Manoa



 

Grief: The Journey of Courage & Hope

Grief: The Journey of Courage & Hope (42:01)

Ms. Felicia Marquez-Wong

Bereavement Services Manager
St. Francis Hospice



 

Image Guided Tumor Ablation

Image Guided Tumor Ablation (40:19)

J. Louis Hinshaw, MD


Chief of Abdominal Imaging, Professor of Radiology & Urology,
University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine & Public Health



 

How to Care for Your Skin & Nails Like a Dermatologist Would

How to Care for Your Skin & Nails Like a Dermatologist Would (47:01)

Molly Hinshaw, MD


Associate Professor of Dermatology,
University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine & Public Health



 

Can you hear me now? Yes indeed!

Can you hear me now? Yes indeed! (48:12)

Lisa Taniguchi, AuD, CCC-A


Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

Achieving Value-based Cancer Care

Achieving Value-based Cancer Care (44:53)

Randall Holcombe, MD, MBA, Director


University of Hawaii Cancer Center



 

Finding Reliable Health Information

Finding Reliable Health Information (25:34)

Melissa Kahili-Heede, MLIS


Health Sciences Library
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

Innovative Cancer Therapeutics, Targeted Therapies & Immuno-Oncology

Innovative Cancer Therapeutics, Targeted Therapies & Immuno-Oncology (53:01)

Mr. Willliam Hinshaw, Jr.,

Former Executive Vice President,
U.S. Oncology, Novartis



 

How is your Microbiome doing?

How is your Microbiome doing? (21:04)

Virginia S. Hinshaw, Ph.D.

Chancellor Emeritus, Professor of Tropical Medicine,
Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology



 

Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine (45:32)

Elizabeth Chen Christenson, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

Mini-Medical School Graduation Concert

Mini-Medical School Graduation Concert (27:04)

Dr. Maya Hoover, Professor
Dr. Jonathan Korth, Associate Professor

Department of Music, University of Hawai'i




Spring/Fall 2017


 

Introduction to Music Therapy

Introduction to Music Therapy (13:36)

Virginia S. Hinshaw, Ph.D.

Chancellor Emeritus, Professor of Tropical Medicine,
Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology



 

The Silver Foxes (Full Performance)

The Silver Foxes (Full Performance) (33:32)

Intro by Virginia S. Hinshaw, Ph.D.

Chancellor Emeritus, Professor of Tropical Medicine,
Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology



 

Tapping into Your Creativity at Any Age

Tapping into Your Creativity at Any Age (33:28)

Lori Phillips, Ed.D.

Director, Pacific Center for Arts and Humanities in Education,
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL)



 

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence (44:30)

Kamal Masaki, M.D.

Director, Geriatric Medicine,
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

Vertigo, Anyone?

Vertigo, Anyone? (38:09)

Lawrence Burgess, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Director, Medical Student Education in Surgery,
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

Pro-tirement

Life Forward - Clarifying your Purpose and Calling in your Pro-tirement. (44:24)

Mr. Craig Chong

President, Fresh Leadership,
Executive & Life Planning Coach, "The Cycle of Renewal".



 

Staying in Your Home Safely

Make modifications to your home to allow you, as a senior, to stay in your home safely and longer. (47:40)

Mr. Michael Dowell

Chairman of Fall Prevention Consortium - State of Hawai'i
Executive Certification in Home Modifications, Certified Age in Place Specialist



 

Where did all my hormones go?

Hormone changes that occur as you get older. Discussion and analysis of what can possibly be done to treat hormone conditions that arise. (52:34)

Kelsey Shikuma Lee, MD

Assistant Professor of Endocrinology
John A. Burns School of Medicine

 

Diabetes 101

Diabetes 101 (51:27)

Sophia Hox, O.D.

Endocrinologist,
VA Pacific Islands Health Care System,
Investigator at Pacific Health Research & Education Institute



 

Healthy Traveling?

Immunizations and other preventative measures you should take when traveling internationally, and health issues you need to be aware of. (44:40)

Michael Kusaka, MD

Straub Travel Medicine Clinic
Director, Straub Occupatoinal Health Services
Straub Clinic & Hospital

 

Exciting Advances in Dental Medicine!

Overview of the latest material and technological advances in dental medicine. (50:58)

Rohinton J. Patel, DMD

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Boston University School of Dental Medicine
Director, Hawai'i Pacific Dental Group, Inc.



 

Driver Tips Every Senior Should Know

How senior drivers can maintain and analzye their driving skills, seek help and know when to hang up their keys. (42:40)

Cora Rillero Speck, MS, MBA

Coordinator of Trauma Injury Prevention & Outreach
The Queen's Medical Center




Spring/Fall 2016


 

Learning from the Life Stories of our Kūpuna (Graduation Speech for Mini-Med School)

(19:42)

Maenette Benham, Ph.D.

Chancellor, University of Hawai'i - West Oahu



 

Manuevering Through Major Life Transactions

Maneuvering through life transitions for seniors: retirement, heath, home, family and gratitude.(17:32)

Virginia S. Hinshaw, Ph.D.

Chancellor Emeritus, Professor of Tropical Medicine,
Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology



 

Breath of Life, Keiki to Kupuna, Kupuna to Keiki

Discussion on the respiratory system and airway diseases as it relates to exposures to tobacco smoke, smog, traffic-related air pollution, aeroallergens and vog. (53:37)

Elizabeth Tam, MD

Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

Strategies for Fall Prevention

Developing strategies to prevent falls through exercise and awareness. (41:27)

Ms. Billie Tang

Physical Therapist,
Straub Clinic & Hospital
 



 

Using Medications the Right Way

Discussion on key issues in geriatric pharmacology. Effects, risks, and drug interactions on the aging body. (53:18)

Kamal Masaki, MD

Professor and Chair
Department of Geriatric Medicine
John A. Burns School of Medicine


 

Living Longer and Better: The Secret of Palliative Care

Discussion on the variety of needs of people living with serious illness, description of palliative care, benefits of palliative care, and advance care planning. (35:27)

Daniel Fischberg, MD, PhD, FAAHPM

Professor/Chief, Division of Palliative Medicine, Dept. of Geriatric Medicine, JABSOM, Medical Director, Pain & Palliative Care Department, The Queen's Medical Center



 

No One Has to Die Alone

How to help a loved one at end of life through communication, comfort and care. (40:24)

Lani Leary, PhD

End of life/bereavement Psychotherapist and Author



 

Creating a Healthy Diet

Discussion on the importance of essential nutrients, guidelines for a healthy diet, and the importance of exercise for healthy aging. (46:51)

Joannie Dobbs, PhD, CNS

Assistant Specialist, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

 

Pros and Cons of Dietary Supplements

Discussion on supplements: when does it make sense; how much should you take; and how do you know if you are taking too much of a nutritional supplement. (39:12)

Alan Titchenal, PhD, CNS

Assoicate Professor, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

 

Sleeping through the Ages

The basics of sleep physiology and changes that occur with aging. Common sleep disorders are also discussed. (47:29)

Bruce Soll, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, JABSOM, Research Director of the Queen’s Sleep Center



 

Having a Sense of Humor Can Help You Be More Resilient!

Having a sense of humor, the trait of appreciating the humorous, can help with the ability to overcome challenges of all kinds. This includes trauma, tragedy, personal crises, and plain 'ole' life problems. (21:34)

Virginia S. Hinshaw, PhD

Chancellor Emeritus
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Professor of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine


Spring/Fall 2015


 

The Path to Healthy Brain Aging

Healthy brain aging, structural changes over time, and diseases that threaten the brain. (48:40)

Kamal Masaki, M.D.

Director, Geriatric Medicine,
John A. Burns School of Medicine



 

Resistance Training is Good for You!

Overview on what is resistance training, reasons to resistance train, major considerations and benefits of resistance training, and example of a resistance exercise. (38:51)

Brian Copeland, CPT

Bfit Training Studio



 

Hearing, Hearing Loss, & Strategies to Improve Communication

Discussion on the hearing system, types of hearing loss, and related disorders.(33:14)

Mohsin Shaikh, PhD

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders



 

Age Related Changes in Speech and Voice: Strategies for Improvement

Discussion on age-related changes and conditions in speech and voice. The talk includes voice assessment and how to decrease the effects of aging via treatment exercises and assisted communication strategies.(34:19)

Amy Lower, MS, CCC-SLP

Jr. Specialist, Communication Sciences and Disorders



 

Cancer Screening, Why Do We Do it and Does it Work?

Discussion on cancer screening methods and outcomes. The talk includes lung, breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate cancers. (40:16)

Ryan Nakasone, MD

Hematology/Oncology, OnCare Hawaiʻi Incorporated



 

Caregiving: A Legacy of Dignity and Compassion

Discussion on caregiving though positivity, humor, and poetry. (51:29)

Frances Kakugawa

Author, Columnist (Hawaiʻi Herald), Talks with Frances (iAGE Spectrum Channel)



 

Skin: Your Largest Organ

Discussion on intrinsic and extrinsic aging influences on the skin and preventative measures of extrinsic aging. (50:41)

Carla Nip-Sakamoto, MD

Dermatologist




Spring/Fall 2014


 

Overview of Geriatrics - Mini-Talk

Overview of what geriatrics is and why it is important. (8:32)

Kamal Masaki, MD

Professor and Chair
Department of Geriatric Medicine
John A. Burns School of Medicine


 

Overview of Geriatrics - Full Lecture

Overview of Geriatrics and Normal Changes of Aging. (47:43)

Kamal Masaki, MD

Professor and Chair
Department of Geriatric Medicine
John A. Burns School of Medicine


 

When Your Mind Works And When It Doesn't

Discussion on common functional brain changes with normal aging versus functional brain changes due to brain diseases. (44:13)

Patricia Lanoie Blanchette, MD, MPH

Clinical Professor
Department of Geriatric Medicine
Interim Associate Dean of Medical Education
John A. Burns School of Medicine


 

Vaccines You Should Get and Why! - Mini-Talk

Discussion of vaccines recommended for healthy aging. (8:40)

Virginia S. Hinshaw, PhD

Chancellor Emeritus
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Professor of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine


 

Vaccines You Should Get and Why! - Full Lecture

Discussion of vaccines recommended for healthy aging. (40:27)

Virginia S. Hinshaw, PhD

Chancellor Emeritus
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Professor of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine


 

Caregiving and Palliative Care

Tips on caregiving and overview of palliative care. (6:59)

Ritabelle Fernandes, MD, MPH, FACP

Assoc. Professor, Geriatric Medicine
John A. Burns School of Medicine

Medical Director
Bristol Hospice


 

Health Promoting Strategies: The Importance of Staying Active

Health benefits of physical activity and active lifestyles. (7:25)

Joseph Keaweʻaimoku Kaholokula, PhD

Professor and Chair
Department of Native Hawaiian Health
John A. Burns School of Medicine


 

Geriatric Pharmacology

Physiologic changes associated with normal aging in relation to drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion. (58:41)

Shari L. Kogan, MD, FACP

Clinical Associate Professor, Geriatric Medicine
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


 

Aging is Mandatory. Getting 'Old' - Optional - Mini-Talk

The difference between aging versus getting old, and fitness tips for health aging. (11:59)

Michael Tengan

Certified Personal Trainer,
Definition Personal Trainer
Prime Fitness


 

Aging is Mandatory. Getting "Old" -- OPTIONAL! - Full Lecture

The difference between aging versus getting old is discussed in relation to flexibility, balance, cardiovascular, resistance and functional strength training. (45:15)

Michael Tengan

Certified Personal Trainer, Definition Personal Trainer
Prime Fitness


 

Cataracts and the Aging Eye

Explanation of cataracts, cataract surgery and recent innovations in laser surgery.

(6:47)

Brandon W. Lee, MD

Cataract & Vision Center of Hawai‘i



 

Healthy at 100, Genetic vs. Lifestyle Factors

Genetic and lifestyle factors in longevity and aging. (14:48)

Bradely J. Willcox, MD, MSc

Professor and Director of Research
Department of Geriatric Medicine
John A. Burns School of Medicine


 

SAGE Wisdom

SAGE wisdom and advice for healthy aging. S - Stay Serene, A - Advanced health Care Directives, G - Get a Plan for the Future, E - Exercise. (22:14)

Valisa Saunders, MN, APRN, GNP-BC

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
University of Hawai‘ at Mānoa
Schools of Nursing & Medicine
Hawaiʻi Health Systems Corporation


 

Gratitude and Healthy Aging

What is gratitude, how to live a grateful life, and benefits of gratitude. (7:07)

Noreen Mokuau, DSW

Dean and Professor
Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa


Interactive Option


 

Hula Class - Fall 2014

Dr. Robin Miyamoto taught a hula class in the Fall 2014 Mini-Med School at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. The words and music of Lei Ho'oheno are by Kainani Kahaunaele; source - Weldon Kekauoha CD Ka Lehua 'Ula. This posting is to help the participants practice.(3:21)

Robin Miyamoto, PsyD

Asst. Professor
Department of Native Hawaiian Health
Department Family Medicine and Community Health
John A. Burns School of Medicine