Dr. Marjorie Mau Receives Elite Honor

Dr. Marjorie Mau (Picture courtesy of Biomedical Faces of Science)

Recognizing her extraordinary life’s work in health care and research, Dr. Marjorie Mau has been named a fellow in the Royal College of Physicians. Founded in 1518 by a Royal Charter from King Henry VIII, the Royal College of Physicians of London is the oldest medical college in England. Dr. Mau joins only 25 other U.S. physicians in this elite group, designated masters of their profession.

Mau is a strong advocate for conducting health research relevant to Native people and other populations experiencing health disparities, as well as training the next generation of health-disparities researchers.

Southcentral Foundation is proud of its long relationship with Mau. As SCF’s Research was being formed, Mau provided expert guidance about how to develop the department to simultaneously achieve SCF’s Corporate Goals while adding to cutting-edge science. Mau then collaborated with SCF Research on several diabetes related studies, including use of telemedicine for diabetes management and the association between depression and diabetes.

Mau is currently co-director of the Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research located in the Department of Native Hawaiian Health, which aims to confront and eliminate health disparities in Native Hawaiians, Alaska Native people, and other Pacific Island people.

by Sharon Leighow

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