SII at JABSOM Community Health Fair

Student Immunization Initiative (SII) held an informational booth at this year’s John A. Burns School of Medicine Community Health Fair, “Lamalama Ke Ola Kino” (“Glow with Health”). The event was organized by JABSOM medical students, class of 2020, and had booths from all aspects of health ranging from food to fitness. SII members talked to the local community members about the importance of the HPV vaccination and cancer prevention.

SII at CDC Pink Book Workshop

On January 10-11, Student Immunization Initiative (SII) hosted a booth at CDC’s Pink Book Workshop, Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. This course was organized by Hawaii Immunization Coalition and was the first to be held in over twenty years. During the two-day event, participants received the most up-to-date information on vaccinations. The course was taught by two faculty from CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. At the booth, SII members provided information on the HPV vaccine to providers and shared tips on how to approach their patients.

One-Day Medical Mycology Workshop

On Friday, January 20th, Student Immunization Initiative (SII) and Hawaii Branch, American Society for Microbiology (HI-ASM), held the first Medical Mycology Workshop at UH Cancer Center Sullivan Conference Room. Dr. Nancy S. Miller, Associate Professor of Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Medical Director of Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics from the Boston Medical Center, gave a lecture on the basics of medical mycology in the morning and an interactive practical session using real cases in the afternoon. More than thirty health care professionals, medical technicians and Graduate students attended the workshop. The sessions included up-to-date information and tips on important mycology topics. Please view pictures of the workshop below.

PC: Alanna Tseng

Medical Mycology Workshop

Medical Mycology Workshop, presented by the Department of Tropical Medicine, organized by SII, and sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology-HI Branch will be held on Friday,  January 20th, at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

Dr. Nancy S. Miller, Medical Director of Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics at the Boston Medical Center, will be giving a lecture and teaching a workshop on medical mycology.  The workshop consists of a morning lecture session and an afternoon interactive lab session.  Please RSVP to join the workshop.  Lunch will be served.


Date: Friday, January 20th, 2017

Workshop Schedule

8:00am  |  Registration

8:30-12:15pm  |  Lecture

12:15-1:15pm  |  Lunch

1:30-3:30pm  |  Practical Session


Location: UH Cancer Center, Sullivan Conference Room

Cost: Free

Registration deadline is January 13