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University of Hawai’i Center for AIDS Director Cecilia Shikuma receives state’s highest award for HIV/AIDS services
Pictured: Dr. Shikuma examines a patient at the UH Clinics at Kakaʻako. Vina Cristobal photo.
By the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health and the JABSOM Communications Office
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Locally, Shikuma’s vision is for Hawai’i to be the first state to achieve an AIDS-free generation through the “Hawai‘i to Zero” initiative. She is leading the charge and collaborates with DOH and AIDS service organizations throughout the state to make resources available that further the goal of achieving “Hawai’i to Zero.”
“Dr. Shikuma has gone above and beyond the call of duty in making sure the care provided to patients in the Clint Spencer Clinic is state of the art,” said Dr. Bruce Shiramizu, MD, of the Hawai‘i Center for AIDS/Clint Spencer Clinic and professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. “The impact of Dr. Shikuma’s efforts are evident in providing HIV-expertise on Hawai’i Island and Maui. Her untiring energy personifies the dedication that she lives for and for the causes she believes in. Her outstanding contributions in providing and improving HIV/AIDS care throughout Hawai‘i have benefited patients, partners, families, organizations and professionals.”
The award is given each year in memory of Suzanne Richmond-Crum, former director of the Hawai‘i Seropositivity and Medical Management Program of DOH’s Harm Reduction Services Branch, which honors her exemplary work in providing HIV-related care and AIDS prevention services. Shikuma will be the 15th recipient of the award.