Ola Hawai’i presents State of the Field of Genomics/Genetics

Ola Hawai’i features Emerging Research in Hawaiian Health & Well-Being

Dr. Stacy Brown & Dr. Leah K. Dowsett present

State of the Field

What genetics/genomics looks like for Hawai’i with a highlight on cardiovascular genetics.

Webinar is moderated by Dr. Keolu Fox

2021 Kīhei Ceremony

Kīhei ceremony is for graduating Native Hawaiian medical students at JABSOM.  Each kīhei, or Hawaiian cloak, tells a story of that student’s journey to medicine.

As is our custom, the kauka ‘opio (young doctor) makes his/her own kīhei to be presented to him/her at the ceremony by kauka (Native Hawaiian physicians) who are part of ‘Ahahui o nā Kauka and the Department of Native Hawaiian Health Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence (NHCOE).  Similar to a physician’s white coat, the kīhei symbolizes their responsibility as future Native Hawaiian physicians.   Kīhei Ceremony includes mentoring from current kauka who will speak to the importance of kuleana (responsibility), pono (doing what is right), and lokahi (teamwork).

This event is sponsored by the ‘Ahahui o nā Kauka and NHCOE.

‘Ahahui ‘o nā Kauka hosts PRIDoC 2018!

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‘Ahahui ‘o nā Kauka is pleased to be hosting the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress this July in Hilo on the Island of Hawai‘i.

PRIDoC is an indigenous space for indigenous physicians and students, researchers and health professionals from across the Pacific to gather around shared issues of well-being among the many indigenous communities throughout and around the Pacific.

The theme, ‘Oi Ola Wai Honua, was given to us by Aunty Pua Kanahele.   This translates as “life is better while the earth has water” and reminds us of the importance of caring for our resources, as well as those of us who also function as resources to our people.   We hope that this theme will inspire the exchange of ideas and collective knowledge that will enable our communities and us to thrive physically, emotionally, spiritually, socially and culturally.

For more information and to register for the gathering, please go to www.pridoc2018.org.