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October 30, 2019

JABSOM faculty among Hawaiʻi health professionals chosen for exclusive national leadership program

For the first time, Hawaiʻi professionals have been chosen for the exclusive Robert Woods Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars Program. Clinical Scholars is a national leadership development program for multidisciplinary health care providers who team up to tackle complex health problems affecting their communities. The program funds these projects with the ultimate goal of making America a healthier nation while developing a network of leaders.

This year, Hawaiʻi is the only state with two teams. Out of a total of eight fellows, seven are University of Hawaiʻi (UH) faculty and four are professors at the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). The Hawaiʻi teams are focused on addressing issues on diabetes and housing insecurity as well as elderly health care.

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Clinical Scholars website links:

Empowering Hawai’i’s Homeless: Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Education and Resilience Initiative

The KOKUA Project: Kupuna Outreach and Knowledge in Underserved Areas