Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award for Faculty Service to the Community
Service Award Winner
Patricia Lanoie Blanchette
As chair and professor of the Department of Geriatric Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Patricia Lanoie Blanchette is a committed leader in gerontology and geriatrics.
Blanchette developed a formal gerontology and geriatric medicine curriculum for medical students to educate them about normal and pathologic human aging, the aging society and the provision of excellent medical care to elders. Her leadership resulted in one of the largest and best academic geriatric programs in the country.
Blanchette also serves on various local and national organizations including the Alzheimer’s Association, Board of Medical Examiners, Hawaiʝi Medical Association, Medical Executive Committee and Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.
For a decade, the Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award honored faculty members for significant contributions that strengthened ties between the University of Hawaii and the community. The award is no longer given.
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Charles H. Fletcher