Events in 2015

Tropical Medicine graduate students Priscilla Seabourn, Elise Penvadga Ngati, Yukie Lloyd, Microbiology graduate student Caitlin Flores, and Tropical Medicine graduate chair Sandra Chang participated in a meeting organized by the Hawaii Immunization Coalition on July 10, 2015 to mobilize health care professionals, educators, researchers and community partners to promote human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in Hawaii. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is a powerful intervention introduced in 2006 to prevent cervical and several other cancers, yet its use in Hawaii is declining. The purpose of the meeting was to plan for a public showing of the HPV documentary “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” to increase public awareness of HPV and cervical cancer. This powerful film, which recounts the experiences of five women and families affected by HPV-associated cancer, will be shown on October 22, 2015 at Kahala Theatres.