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TB Notes 3, 2006
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  Art Therapy Helps Isolated Patients: Exhibition at Bellevue Hospital Center
  Surgeon General Visits Clinic in Hawaii
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EIS Conference a Success for DTBE
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TB Notes Newsletter

No. 3, 2006


Surgeon General Visits Clinic in Hawaii 

Dr. Carmona in Hawaii to meet with the Commissioned Officers and members of the administration

On March 17, 2006, U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona participated in a tour of the state-of-the-art Lanakila TB Clinic in Honolulu, Hawaii, which reopened in 2003 after a complete renovation. Derrick Felix, PHA, and Jessie Wing, MD, MPH, the DTBE field staff members assigned to the Hawaii TB Control Program, were on hand for the visit. Dr. Carmona was in Hawaii to meet with the Commissioned Officers and members of the administration in preparation for a pandemic flu readiness conference that was held in Hawaii in April.

The state of Hawaii has reported one of the highest state TB incidence rates for several years (8.8/100,000 in 2005, with 73% of cases in foreign-born persons). The Hawaii TB Control Program is fortunate to have this renovated facility and energetic staff working for change in its mission of reducing and preventing morbidity in the Pacific.

Reported by Jessie Wing, MD, MPH
Div of TB Elimination

Photo of the late Dr. J.W. Lee during a visit he made to the Hawaii TB control program in 2003.Dr. Jessie Wing has provided the photo, left, showing the late Dr. J.W. Lee during a visit he made to the Hawaii TB control program in 2003. Shown in the photo with Dr. Lee are several staff members of the Hawaii TB control program. Dr. Lee was in Hawaii to address the University of Hawaii; he had received his MPH degree at the University of Hawaii.


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