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Kevin Bennett: our #HeroProf detecting kidney disease

Do you have a #HeroProf story to share? Diabetes is the No. 1 cause of kidney disease in Hawaii, primarily because of poor diets and lack of exercise. A disproportionate number of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are affected by the disease. It is not surprising that Hawaii has the one of the highest rates of diabetic kidney failure in the nation. Nationally, 45 percent of kidney failure is a result of diabetes. Hawaii exceeds this: 63 percent of kidney failure [...]

2018-05-21T15:02:15-10:00February 24, 2017|HeroProf|

UH Faculty #HeroProf Protects Hawaii’s Future: Kevin Bennett

UHPA Faculty Heroes Campaign Continues UHPA is continuing its “Heroes” campaign to promote the role and value of UH faculty. Our core message is a simple but powerful reminder: investing in Hawaii’s future starts with investing in faculty. We shared this message on broadcast television and in social media at the start of the legislative session, and will now continue our campaign with a newly produced spot.   Broken Promises Kevin Bennett, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology at UH-Manoa and a UHPA [...]

2018-05-21T15:02:16-10:00February 16, 2017|Frontpage, HeroProf, Newsletter|

Dr. Jennifer Griswold: A #HeroProf Showing Us the Sky’s the Limit

Do you have a #HeroProf story to share? Heroes face adversity with aplomb and always seem to find a way to overcome whatever life tosses in front of them. They are fearless, capable of maintaining a buoyant, confident spirit, no matter what happens. This is the depth of heroism that resides in Assistant Professor Jennifer Griswold, faculty member of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.   [...]

2018-05-21T15:02:18-10:00May 9, 2016|Frontpage, HeroProf, Newsletter|

Harold Fujii: A Home-Grown #HeroProf

Do you have a #HeroProf story to share?   Real-life heroes have a way of gaining the respect and admiration of others without any fanfare.  Harold Fujii, a professor with the Automotive Mechanics Technology (AMT) program at Hawaii Community College in Hilo, fits that bill perfectly. Over the course of his career, Harold has prepared men and women to be ready to take on auto mechanic jobs after graduating from the program. Virtually all of those employed at car dealers and [...]

2018-05-21T15:02:18-10:00April 26, 2016|Frontpage, HeroProf, Newsletter|

Norman Arancon: a Sustainable Agriculture #HeroProf

Do you have a #HeroProf story to share? Most of us do give a second thought about where our food comes from or how it got to our plate, but we should. The majority of our food is imported into our state, making us vulnerable to forces outside Hawaii. And with limited space for landfills on our islands, there is a great need to recycle as much as possible. Lack of awareness of these issues hinders demand for more local food [...]

2018-05-21T15:02:19-10:00April 25, 2016|Frontpage, HeroProf, Newsletter|
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