Monday, August 31, 2009

Library Closed on Labor Day

The Health Sciences Library will be closed to the public and not staffed on Monday September 7, 2009 in observance of Labor Day.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kakaako Green Days Initiative

Beginning next Tuesday, September 1st, the Medical Education Building will have new hours of operation. The purpose for closing the building during low use time is to save energy costs.

The new building hours will be:

M-F: 5 AM - Midnight
Sat: 7 AM - 8 PM
Sun: Noon - 8 PM

Around a year ago the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) Green Days Initiative was introduced to UHM’s community. JABSOM, as member of UHM’s ohana, began its participation in UHM’s Green Days efforts in the Spring 2009, naming our initiative, Kakaako Green Days.

At least 60% of our buildings’ electricity and chilled water consumption costs are related to providing air conditioning for the Medical Education (MEB) and Basic Science (BSB) buildings. To start our initiative, the Facilities team raised the cooling temperatures in the MEB a few degrees (75° to 78°) in the evenings around 5 PM until 6 AM the next day. Further review, resulted in the discovery that the need for the MEB building to remain open dropped significantly around 10 PM Monday through Friday and around 5 to 8 PM on the weekends and holidays.

By aligning the MEB open hours with our faculty, staff and student occupancy needs, JABSOM has an opportunity to save approximately $400,000 on an annual basis. The impact of these savings equates to covering close to two months of JABSOM’s electric bills. Reducing the MEB hours from 24/7 to the new schedule will directly reduce JABSOM’s facilities expenses. Given JABSOM’s most recent State General Fund reductions, these savings will be used to continue to fund faculty who train and teach our JABSOM students and residents.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Hawaii Health Information Corporation

This site provides answers to simple healthcare questions and“commonly asked questions”. Our focus is Hawaii, so where possible we provide links that are specific to Hawaii and Hawaii’s people.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Library Closed on Statehood Day

The Health Sciences Library will be closed to the public and not staffed on Friday, August 21, 2009 in observance of Statehood Day.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Health RSS Feeds

Health RSS Feeds
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a family of Web feed
formats used to publish frequently updated works—such
as blog entries, news headlines, audio and video—in a
standardized format.

APHA Public Health News

MedlinePlus Health News

Google Health News

New York Times Health

National Institutes of Health News Releases

White House on the Issues: Health Care

World Health Organization

Public Health News from Johns Hopkins University

Monday, August 03, 2009

What's On My Food?

What’s On My Food? is a searchable database designed to make the public problem of pesticide exposure visible and more understandable.