Marjorie Mau honored by Royal College of Physicians

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tina Shelton, (808) 554-2586
Director of Communications, Office of Dean of Medicine
Posted: Apr 11, 2018

Dr. Marjorie Mau with son, Ray Kaiapo Mala.
Dr. Marjorie Mau with son, Ray Kaiapo Mala.

Marjorie Mau has earned another extraordinary honor for her life’s work in health care and medical research.

The director of research for the John A. Burns School of Medicine's (JABSOM) Department of Native Hawaiian Health at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has been named a fellow in the half-century-old Royal College of Physicians. She is one of only 25 U.S. physicians designated as masters of their profession.

Mau, the first woman from Hawaiʻi ever ranked a master physician by the American College of Physicians, is professor and founding chair of the Department of Native Hawaiian Health.

She was the first Native Hawaiian woman to be board-certified in both endocrinology and internal medicine. She is principal investigator of multiple grants at UH Mānoa, where she has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for 25 years.

In 2017, she was recognized by Creighton University as one of only three women to receive the alumni merit award in the long history of the institution in Omaha, Nebraska. She also is a proud graduate of Kalani High School.

For more on Mau, read the full story on the JABSOM website.