Grant Boosts Biomed­i­cal Study

MidWeek Islander (East Oahu) - - EAST OAHU ISLANDER / JANUARY 5 , 2011 / -

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.

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