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The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is one of the leading medical education institutions in the United States.
A variant of FOXO3 has been shown to be associated with longevity in humans. It is found in most centenarians across a variety of ethnic groups around the world. The homologous genes daf-16 in the nematode C. elegans and dFOXO in the fruit fly are also associated with longevity in those organisms.
For the last three years, JABSOM has ranked #1 in National Institutes of Health research awards among community-based public medical schools (i.e., public medical schools without a university hospital) and ranked #1 in the nation by the Association of American Medical Colleges in retention of combined MD and Resident alumni practicing in-state.
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is one of the most ethnically diverse institutions of higher education in the nation and is one of only 13 institutions in the US to hold the distinction of being a land-, sea-, and space-grant research institution.
JABSOM houses the largest biomedical research facility in Hawai‘i. It has the only clinical department at a U.S. medical school that is focused on health disparities of an indigenous population, the Native Hawaiians.