University of Hawaii System newsletter

Medical Students Outscore U.S. Average

Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine second-year medical students continue to excel at the national level.

People and Cultures of Hawai’i Book Updated

People and Cultures of Hawaiʻi: The Evolution of Culture and Ethnicity, edited by emeritus professor John F. McDermott and department chair Naleen Naupaka Andrade, gets significant update.

AIDS Age-Related Complications Among HIV Patients Found

Researchers at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine are finding increased age-related complications among AIDS sufferers.

Tanji to Chair Board of National Library of Medicine

Virginia Tanji, director of the health sciences library at the School of Medicine, elected to serve as chair of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine.

AIDS Researcher Named Scientist of the Year

Cecilia Shikuma, professor and director of the Pacific Center for AIDS Research at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, was named the 2011 Scientist of the Year by the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Honolulu Chapter.

UH Happenings This Week

The university celebrates spring 2011 commencement.

New Programs Focus on Childhood Obesity Problem

Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture develops children obesity prevention program and the School of Medicine launches Hawaiʻi 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! program.

U.S. News Rankings Released

Mānoa’s School of Medicine, Shidler College of Business, College of Engineering and School of Law were ranked in the U.S. News and World Report annual list of best graduate schools.

Hawaiʻi and Alaska Sign Healthcare Agreement

Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine and the College of Social Sciences and the Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership signed an agreement to cooperate in the development and fielding of telehealth technology throughout the Pacific region.

National Institutes of Health Spotlights Mānoa Researchers

Marjorie Mau, Angel Yanagihara and Richard “Ric” Yanagihara, all scientists at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, have been selected as role models in their fields by the National Institutes of Health. They are among a select 13 individuals in the nation who have been chosen as BioMedical Faces of Science.

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