Grant Boosts Biomedical Study
The grant also will fund training and educational opportunities for students interested in science careers, especially neuroscience and natural product research. Right now, there are 14 junior faculty researchers under grants. The new amount, from the National Institutes of Health, should help them grow independently as funded investigators.
“This is an exciting chance to create a unique synergy by bringing together talent from across multiple Hawaii institutions to address important and relevant biomedical research topics,” commented Gary Ostrander, UH Manoa vice chancellor for research and graduate education.
Other grantees are UH Manoa, HPU, UH Hilo and Hawaii Community College.
Norm Baker (left), Aloha United Way’s vice president of community building, accepts a check for $46,500 from Kahala Nui president/CEO Pat Duarte. Photo courtesy Kahala Nui.