Applications open for student research program

HONOLULU — Hawaii Pacific Health is accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Student Research Program.

The eight-week undergraduate program runs June 17-Aug. 9, and provides hands-on experience for college students interested in becoming physicians. The deadline to submit applications is Feb. 15.

Each year, 12 students are chosen to participate in the program through a competitive selection process.

Each student becomes a special member of a research team, receiving guidance and mentorship from a physician affiliated with Hawaii Pacific Health’s system of medical centers — Kapiolani, Pali Momi, Straub and Wilcox on Kauai.

Students learn about medical research design and methodology, as well as the role of clinical research in the practice of medicine.

They are introduced to physicians who specialize in different areas of medicine and participate in visits to various medical facilities.

The Summer Student Research Program was established in 1986. To date, more than 325 students have completed the program. Recent program alumni have been accepted to medical and research programs at prestigious institutions nationwide, and several have returned home to practice in Hawaii.

Applications are available online at bit.ly/2TzX6SL.

Preference is given to students who are Hawaii residents.

Info: (808) 522-3469.

2 Comments
  1. Charlie Chimknee January 9, 2019 11:41 pm Reply

    Aloha Kakou,

    The promoting of our youth into the same old same old disease care model of “which pills for which ills”, is today elevated to “which new pills for which new and increasing numbers of diseases and numbers of diseased people”. Does that sound like something we want to keep perpetuating.

    Clearly society’s needs are not being met if there are more diseases, more people sick and more drugs and surgeries offered.

    That is a business keeping up with capitalism and profiteering, but at the expense of human life.
    Try check out Google, 55% of the public self medicates themselves with 4 different prescription medications on a daily basis…that’s about 160,000,000 million people. Clearly disease and drug treatment care is not working as well as we deserve.

    That’s #1 in health care cost in the world, but 37th in quality of health care.

    In fact it is not even Health Care, it is after the fact you are sick already Disease Care. A Disease Care System that does not restore health but only masks signs and symptoms so that you do not know you still have what originally ailed you, and is what is still there hidden by the drugs.

    When you have high blood pressure, taking drugs that lower your blood pressure numbers but leaves not only the Cause of high blood pressure still silently effecting you, and the internal malfunction is still going on in your body, and all you get is a prescription for life of drugs that are toxic and carcinogenic, or cancer causing, and that is because the drugs are made from cancer causing petrochemicals.

    It’s about time society as a whole changes direction from disease care to actual Health Care where daily effort is made by all people to proactively maintain or restore and perpetuate their own health, accomplished by ones own well known efforts and the avoidance of the well known Causes of Disease.

    The Causes of both Health and Disease are well known, but they are known mostly known by only fhe few and those few are not the doctors and practitioners who diagnose and treat disease. They are known by the people who practice health every day.

    That info is not a secret, people who know about .health are trying to provide it to you…beware of charlatans and the so-called quacks.

    More importantly, health info needs to be taught at least in beginning elementary school through high school, and for that we do not need our upper eductated youth wasting their time on which drug and pill for the perpetuation of the suffering of disease care, all the while losing the precious time of life that could otherwise be spent with the Happiness of Health.

    A great Eastern Philosopher of mind training spent his adult life helping millions of people to learn to drop suffering and instead enjoy happiness, intertwining histeachings as his followers do today with compassion for all other sentient beings.

    In the field of Health we can turn our backs on Disease and suffering and invest time and study on health, it is a learned thing and available to all.

    Health is a Process and all Proceses require Time, ProActive Time and Effort.

    As Health is Happily a Process of Life, Disease is sadly a Process of Death.

    While Health requires Pro-Active participation; Disease requires an inactive After the Fact wait until you are sick before you participate. Which lack of effort is downright silly and foolish and mostly ignorant.

    The first simple thing to participate in your own Health Care is to stop participating in Disease Care, but you must be trained in Health Care to becProactive, otherwise you will still be waiting for Disease Care. You must actively participate in removing and avoiding the causes of disease…see, you need education for this.

    You must learn and know the basic Concepts to start…the Concepts of Health.

    Ooops, time is up it is 11:15 at night…to be continued.

    Mahalo,

    Charles


  2. Charlie Chimknee January 10, 2019 7:39 am Reply

    Aloha Kakou,

    The promoting of our youth into the same old same old disease care model of “which pills for which ills”, is today elevated to “which new pills for which new and increasing numbers of diseases and numbers of diseased people”. Does that sound like something we want to keep perpetuating.

    Clearly society’s needs are not being met if there are more diseases, more people sick and more drugs and surgeries offered.

    More and more of the same, that is just a business model keeping up with capitalism and profiteering, but is unfortunately at the expense of human life; and the overall strength of a nation as a whole (it’s Health), as it becomes weaker and weaker because of becoming more and more dependent on drugs, medicines,and surgeries, instead of the healthy resilience of the individual.

    Try check out Google, 55% of the American public self medicates themselves with 4 different prescription medications on a daily basis…that’s about 160,000,000 million people, or 640,000,000 million doses a day. And then there are over the counter medications; and then there are similar chemicals put into and on our daily foods. Clearly, disease and drug treatment care and chemical saturation is not working as well as we all deserve. We’ve stood up tall with our can-do attitude, kicked Mother Nature to the curb, and now we are in a hell of a fix…HELLth Care, with multiple ill side effects for every medication…!

    Often repeated, that America is #1 in health care cost in the world, but 37th in quality of health care.

    In fact it is not even Health Care, it is after the fact that you are sick already Disease Care. A Disease Care System that does not restore health but only masks signs and symptoms of sickness and disease from a runny nose to cancer and heart disease and everything in the middle; drugs used on you so that you do not know that you still have what originally ailed you, and is what is still there hidden by the drugs.

    When you have high blood pressure, taking drugs that lower your blood pressure numbers only leaves not only the Cause of high blood pressure still silently effecting you, and the internal malfunction is still going on in your body, and all you get is a prescription for life of drugs that are toxic and carcinogenic, or cancer causing, and that is because the drugs are made from cancer causing petrochemicals.

    It’s about time society as a whole changes direction from disease care to actual Health Care where daily effort is made by all people to proactively maintain or restore and perpetuate their own health, accomplished by ones own well known efforts and the avoidance of the well known Causes of Disease.

    The Causes of both Health and Disease are well known, but they are mostly known by only fhe few, and those few are not the doctors and practitioners who diagnose and treat disease. They are known by the people who practice and teach health every day.

    Health info is not a secret, people who know about .health are trying to provide it to you…beware of charlatans and the so-called quacks who block the way to health with enormous nationwide advertising and paid for fake research and studies..

    More importantly, health info needs to be taught at least in beginning elementary school through high school, and for that we do not need our upper eductated youth wasting their time on which drug and pill for the perpetuation of the suffering that disease care brings, all the while losing the precious time of life that could otherwise be spent with the Happiness of Health.

    A great Eastern Philosopher of mind training for happiness (Health) in ones daily life spent his adult life helping millions of people to learn to discard suffering and instead enjoy happiness, intertwining his teaching of Happiness, as his followers do today, with compassion for all other sentient beings.
    Nu
    In the field of Health we can turn our backs on Disease and suffering and invest time and study on health, it is a learned thing and available to all. Think of it as learning more and more about Health one degree at a time, and over time ones knowledge becomes immense, and why we must begin to educate children early in their lives.

    Health is a Process and all Proceses require Time, ProActive Time and Effort.

    As Health is Happily a Process of Life, Disease is sadly a Process of Deterioration, Degeneration, and early Death, which certainly it is for people who pass away younger than 9 decades of life or younger than 90 years if not 100 years old.

    While Health requires Pro-Active participation; Disease requires an inactive After the Fact wait until you are sick before you participate. And then participation is by Disease Care. Which that lack of actual Health effort is downright silly and foolish and mostly ignorant when you begin the Disease Care downhill spiral. Take a drug, start a spiraling down set of side effects.

    The first simple thing to participate in your own Health Care is to stop participating in Disease Care, but you must be trained in your own Health Care to be proactive, otherwise you will still be waiting for Disease Care. You must actively participate in removing and avoiding the causes of Disease and be proactive doing proactive things of Health…see, you need education for this. And know too that Health does not occur overnight, it is an accumulation of internal body changes from external effort that overtime build your body into an efficient functioning resilient body that resists Disease and flourishes with Health.

    You must learn and know the basic Concepts to start…the Concepts of Health.

    Ooops, time is up…to be continued…

    Mahalo,

    Charles


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