May 242016

henzeBy his own admission, Erik was a poor high school student, but when entering HPU he made a concerted effort to improve his skills and attain educational goals. He enrolled as a psychology major with strong interest in neuroscience.  Met Dr. Chen and immediately changed major to Biochemistry and began working in her lab.   He is now a top graduate in Biochemistry and accepted into Cornell’s graduate program in Biophysics beginning Fall 2016.  In addition to being accepted into a top graduate program, this year Erik earned HPU’s top Biochemistry student award, received the 2016 H.Y. Benedict Fellowship from Alpha Chi National Honor Society, and was awarded first place in the undergraduate division at the 2016 Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Research Symposium.

Presentations this academic year (2: one at an international conference and first prize for undergraduate division at the local conference):

Henze, E.*; Huang, J.; Chen, Y. Susceptibility of the nAChR to inhibition is regulated by a single amino acid residue in the TM2 region. 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem), Honolulu, Hawaii, December 15-20, 2015, poster 671.

Henze, E.*; Ito, B.*; Huang, J.; Chen, Y. A single residue in the TM2 region of the a3b4 nAChR modulates sensitivity to PTZ. 2016 Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Research Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 21-22, 2016.  First Prize for undergraduate division.

Advanced degree program

Seeking Ph.D. program in biophysics and/or structural biology.  Applied to 7 top programs.  Accepted to University of Virginia and Cornell.  Attending Cornell (Biophysics) in Fall of 2016.

Jul 072015

TRMD_655_Fall2015_FlyerFall 2015 (3-Credit )
Wednesday Mornings (9am – 12pm ) at the Kaka’ako Campus
In JABSOM Library Computer Room

Materials Covered:
Descriptive statistics, probability and distribution, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, z-test, t-test, chi-square test, correlation, linear regression, ANOVA, ANCOVA, logistic regression, survival analysis, and nonparametric tests. Prerequisite: Algebra and one-semester of calculus or consent.

Eunjung Lim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Tropical Medicine
JABSOM Office of Biostatistics & Quantitative Health Sciences

Course Flyer

Apr 232015

Call for Applications

Application Receipt Date: May 15, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. HST, E-mail to Li Forsman (, 692-1570
Anticipated Completion of Internal Review: July 10, 2015
IRB and/or IACUC Approvals Due: June 19, 2015
Anticipated Award Date: September 1, 2015

The goal of the Cardiovascular COBRE Pilot Project Program is to provide funds for junior investigators to produce preliminary data required for a larger externally funded cardiovascular investigation. We will also provide bridge funding to investigators at any stage with a scored but unfunded submission who need modest additional support to submit a successful application to the NHLBI, AHA, or other external agency.

See the RFA for complete information…