UH Med Now Weekly

Mid-December 2015

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Endowed Professorship will honor “Jack” McDermott, MD, Leading figure in Psychiatry

John F. “Jack” McDermott, M.D., a leading international figure in child psychiatry, died on December 6, 2015, just six days before his 86th birthday.


Dr. McDermott was emeritus professor and founding chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Hawai‘i medical school, and received the profession’s highest honors for expanding the understanding of social and cultural influences on child and adolescent mental health and treatment, and for advancing the standards of psychiatric practice.


A service is scheduled January 10. Read more.

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Faculty & Students Invited (Free) to The 3rd International ALA and Porphyrin Symposium (IAPS3)

The 3rd International ALA and Porphyrin Symposium (IAPS3) will provide a forum in the science of ALA and Porphyrins and related compounds not only to present the recent studies but also to hold discussions on new perspectives in the 21st century.


The conference, this Thursday, December 17 in the Medical Education Building, is Chaired by Dr. Rosanne Harrigan, Chair, JABSOM Department of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and organized by ALA and Porphyrin Research Society and SBI Pharmaceuticals CO, LTD.


See the agenda.

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JABSOM Students and UH Cancer Center Investigators Team Up for MOVEMBER!

Mahalo to those who contributed to our students' MOVEMBER efforts last month, to raise funds to promote men's health.


They were inspired by the Movember Foundation, which challenges men to grow moustaches (the “m” in “Movember”) during the month of November to spark eudcational conversations and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. Read more.

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Holiday Schedule for Medical Education Building

To save energy, the Medical Education Building at the John A. Burns School of Medicine will be closed on Christmas Weekend, December 25, 26 and 27, and on New Year’s weekend, January 1, 2 and 3.


Happy holidays!