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Chip Yamaguchi has become co-owner of StayFIT Physical Therapy LLC, located in the Aiea Medical Building, specializing in the rehabilitation of spinal conditions and other orthopedic-type problems. Yamaguchi is an orthopedic certified physical therapist as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He previously worked at Wahiawa General Hospital and Elam Sports Oahu, along with REHAB Hospital of the Pacific.
Wayne K. Suehiro has been appointed vice president and area manager of the Pearlridge branch for First Hawaiian Bank. He began his career at FHB as a management trainee and for the past 20 years has held numerous positions with the company. Suehiro previously served as vice president and area manager of the Moanalua branch.
Bradley Wong has been named president of The Aloha Medical Mission for 2009. Wong, a general surgeon, will lead a mission to the Philippines later this year and to Nepal in 2010. He was awarded the American College of Surgeons 2008 Surgical Volunteerism Award for international outreach, in recognition of his leadership role in numerous medical missions to countries such as the Philippines, Vietnam, China, American Samoa and Nepal.
Shane Nesbitt has been hired as a project developer for Distributed Energy Partners. In this position, he will educate prospective commercial clients about solar energy options, new state legislation encouraging solar energy in Hawaii, and help them to obtain a customized system to meet their business’ electricity needs, among other duties. Nebitt previously served as a sales consultant with Sunetric.
Dr. David M. Karl, a professor of oceanography and director of the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education at UH Manoa, has been selected to attend a weeklong independent research program, Harris Manchester Summer Research Institute, this month in Oxford, England. During his fellowship, Karl hopes to uncover how many of the great scientific breakthroughs were accomplished, and how those early explorers made their discoveries in the fields of microbiology and oceanography.
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