John A. Burns School of Medicine Dean Jerris Hedges
Message to Faculty and Staff JABSOM, February 12, 2015
Aloha JABSOM and Cancer Center 'Ohana,
I want everyone to be aware of an important announcement today at the University of Hawai'i Board of Regents meeting of the Committee on Independent Audit regarding the future of the UH Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine and the UH Cancer Center.
UH Manoa Chancellor Robert Bley-Vrornan told the committee of his intention to convert the UH Cancer Center to an organized research unit within JABSOM. The ultimate goal is to strengthen both critically important entities so that they are able to serve Hawai'i for generations to come.
I am working with internal and external teams to develop a draft business plan for all of our stakeholders- including state lawmakers, Hawai'i Cancer Consortium members, and the Board of Regents- by the end of March.
I am asking for everyone's help and assistance during this very challenging time, but I want to remind all of you that we are committed to our mission of providing the best medical care possible for the people of Hawai'i.
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Full Text: UH Cancer Center Report