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UH professor Dominic Chow is presented Alumni Achievement Award in HIV/Aids Research by the State University of New York medical college
Date: June 27th, 2018 in JABSOM News
Dr. Chow speaks during the scientific presentation at SUNY. Director of the Clint Spencer Clinic
By UH Med Now
The Downstate College of Medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) couldn’t be prouder of its 1993 alumnus, Dominic Chow, MD, PhD, MPH. Dr. Chow, a University of Hawaiʻi (UH) professor of medicine and clinical professor of pediatrics at the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), also serves in the UH Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS, where he is Director of the Clint Spencer Clinic. Dr. Chow’s prominence in the field of HIV/Aids Research has been recognized for some time in Hawaiʻi. Last month, his distinguished career was applauded by his alma mater, as he was presented the Alumni Achievement Award in HIV/Aids Research by the SUNY school of medicine.
Dr. Chow received the award in Brooklyn, New York on May 5, 2018. Earlier that day, he also was asked to be a speaker in a Scientific Program, where his topic was “Prep for HIV Prophylaxis.”
Dr. Chow received the State of Hawaiʻi’s highest award in AIDS Care and Prevention, the Suzanne Richmond-Crum Award, in 2013. The following year, he was presented a Certificate of Meritorious Teaching by the UH Mānoa Chancellor. He has been recognized as one of Hawaiʻi’s Best Doctors.
Dr. Chow trains MDs in Residency programs of JABSOM based at the Queen Emma Clinics. After medical school at SUNY, he completed the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residency at the Yale Medical School Affiliated Bridgeport Hospital. He subsequently studied Preventive Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, where he earned his Masters of Public Health in International Health. Eager to reduce childhood mortality and morbidity, he worked in Guyana, South America as short term consultant under the Expanded Programme for Immunization at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). He helped curb a Yellow Fever outbreak in Guyana during the late 1990s. He joined the JABSOM faculty in 2000 as an investigator at the Hawaiʻi Center For AIDS. He completed his PhD in Clinical Research at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.