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Pictured: Filming for the music video included a scene of medical student Kaitlyn Takata playing the keyboard above the Kakaʻako campus. “How Far We’ll Go” lyrics recap their first year of medical school: Staying 6 feet apart, a pandemic and lots of studying! By Deborah Dimaya, Interim Communications Director Imagine meeting your new cohort for […]

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Pictured: 2020 JAM Holiday Album cover. By Deborah Manog Dimaya December on Oʻahu usually kicks off with a huge parade and crowds that flock to Honolulu Hale to celebrate opening night of the Christmas light displays at Honolulu’s city hall. This year, the iconic duo, Shaka Santa and Mrs. Claus, also known in Hawaii as […]

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By Deborah Manog Dimaya, Interim Communications Director While the National Institutes of Health has concluded that the nation is failing to attract too few young physicians into scientific exploration, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) has seen an uptick of medical students with a penchant for research. At […]

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Pictured: MS2 students with Dean Hedges. TC Chun photo. By TC Chun, JABSOM Events Volunteer second-year medical students at the University of Hawaii (UH) medical school recently spent time on the phone connecting with approximately 1,000 donors of the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) from around the globe. Thirty-five students took part […]

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Michelle Stafford with her parents Ken and Yurie, and her twin brother, Michael.  By Paula Bender, JABSOM Communications As a four-year-old Michelle Stafford’s earliest memory of an emergency room made a lasting impression on her. Picture a little girl and her twin brother taking in the frenetic pace of an emergency room at full throttle.  […]

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Pictured: UH Manoa, JABSOM and UHP participants at the 2019 Men’s March Against Domestic Violence. Deborah Dimaya photo. By Deborah Manog Dimaya, Interim Communications Director Having previously worked in the emergency department at The Queen’s Medical Center Punchbowl, Chaz Kuniyoshi has witnessed many disturbing sights ranging from extreme traumatic injuries to severe gangrenous infections. However, […]

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