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Managing Molokini; Medical Residencies; Regulating TVUs; Hawaiian Civic Clubs

Vina Cristobal / JABSOM

It was Match Day madness for students at the UH Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine on Friday.

Match Day is the nerve-wracking time of year when med school seniors find out where they will spend their residencies.

Lynette Cruz

Cultural access to military training grounds in Mākua Valley began in a court battle between the military and the native Hawaiian community. Nearly two decades later, the cultural access program has begun to foster a transformation in mutual understanding and relationship building. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.

Dr.Farouk / Flickr
Dr.Farouk / Flickr

Hawai‘i is still experiencing a shortage of doctors… but help may be on the way.  A survey conducted by the John A. Burns School of Medicine says just under 3,000 doctors are licensed to treat patients in Hawai‘i. 

Last year yielded some good news, the state lost 45 doctors to retirement, but gained 97 new doctors…a huge jump from just four new recruits the year before.

UHMed / Flickr
UHMed / Flickr

A gene associated with Alzheimer’s disease has been found in the brains of developing children.

Researchers from the John A. Burns School of Medicine participated in a test of nearly 1,200 subjects between the ages of 3 and 20.  Scientists say studying these genes in young children may ultimately give us early indications of who may be at risk for dementia in the future.

Linda Chang is the author of the study.  She says the research could develop ways to prevent the disease from occurring or to delay the start of Alzheimer’s. 

JABSOM Med School Students Meet Their Match

Mar 23, 2015
Flickr / UHMed
Flickr / UHMed

It’s one of the biggest events in a med student’s life:  Match Day. That’s when fourth year medical students across the country find out where they’ll spend their residencies. Last Friday, 66 graduating students from Hawai‘i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine woke up before dawn, anxiously waiting to find out where they'll start their careers. HPR’s Molly Solomon was there and has this report.

Hawaii Public Schools Get Donated Lab Equipment

Jun 3, 2013
Flickr / UHMed
Flickr / UHMed

Over a dozen Hawaii public schools are receiving state of the art lab equipment, thanks to a program out of UH Manoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.