Feb 182020

In journal articles, oral or poster presentations, news releases, news and feature articles, interviews with reporters and other communications, acknowledge the IDeA program’s full or partial support of the research. The citation in scientific publications should use the following format:

This project was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), Award number: P20GM103466. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Feb 112020

Hawaii INBRE welcomes Alaska INBRE to the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine. The Alaska External Advisory Committee met in Hawaii on February 11, 2020 for their biannual meeting. The Hawaii INBRE Executive Committee and Core Directors hosted an informal breakfast for the Alaska group to discuss and share overall programmatic aims and activities. Both programs look forward to collaborative discussions to support biomedical research opportunities for undergraduate students, junior investigators, and the indigenous communities.

Dec 162019
Terezie Cernosek from Chaminade University at the NIH IDeA Western Regional Conference October 2019

INBRE Undergraduate student, Terezie Cernosek, published her first scientific paper titled, “Volatile Organic Compound Profiling from Postmortem Microbes using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry,” under the mentorship of Dr. Katelynn Perrault, Assistant Professor of Forensic Sciences and Chemistry at Chaminade University of Honolulu. Ms. Cernosek was a participant in the INBRE SRE program of Spring 2018 and was one of four Top Poster scores at the 2019 Biomedical Sciences & Health Disparities Symposium, Undergraduate Division. As a top poster score, INBRE sponsored her trip to the NIH IDeA Western Regional Conference in Las Vegas, NV, on October 6-9, 2019, where she was able to present her poster amongst her peers who reside in other IDeA states.

Dec 162019
Marilyn Yamamoto in Dr. Li Tao's Lab
Tao Lab at the 2019 Biomedical Sciences & Health Disparities Symposium. (L-R) INBRE Undergraduate students Joshua Lawcock, Arash Vahidi, Marilyn Yamamoto, and Kathleen Shon, with their mentor, Dr. Li Tao.

Marilyn Yamamoto, INBRE Undergraduate at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, has been accepted into medical school at Drexel College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Ms. Yamamoto participated in the INBRE Student Research Experience as an INBRE Associate in the Spring 2019 semester under the mentorship of Dr. Li Tao, Associate Professor in Biology. This is another great example of how INBRE facilitates students’ career pathways in the biomedical field. INBRE program wishes Marilyn much success in her academic career at Drexel!

Nov 042019
INBRE Faculty, Staff, and Students

The Top 4 INBRE IV Poster Presenters from the 2019 Biomedical Sciences & Health Disparities Symposium held on April 26, 2019 at the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, attend the NIH IDeA Western Regional Conference on October 7-9, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, to showcase their scientific posters on October 7-9, 2019. More photos of the event are available on Flickr.

Sep 182019

On May 21-22, 2019, the EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation, National Association of IDeA Principal Investigators (NAIPI), and Van Scoyoc Associates hosted nine students for the second “Take Your IDeA Science to Capitol Hill” day. Ms. Destiny Mabalot, INBRE Undergraduate Student from the University of Hawaii at West Oahu, was selected as the Hawaii INBRE student ambassador. The purpose of the visit was to provide students the opportunity to illustrate the importance of their IDeA INBRE experiences and thank their senators and representatives for supporting the EPSCoR/IDeA programs. For more details, read the EPSCoR/IDeA Fall 2019 Newsletter here.

Aug 232019

Nineteen INBRE students at Leeward Community College presented a variety of their summer research projects on August 8, 2019.

May 012019

The INBRE Program Meeting and Biomedical Sciences & Health Disparities Symposium on April 26, 2019, was a great success with students expanding upon their academic activities. We had many faculty comments about the impressive quality of research and the manner of professional presentation – INBRE students you did yourself proud!

The scores are in for the Top 4 INBRE Undergraduate Student Poster Presentations. These students are invited to attend and participate in the NIH IDeA Western Regional Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 6 – 9, 2019. Registration, airfare, and lodging expenses will be covered by the INBRE program. The Top 4 scores are:

  • Terezie Cernosek, Chaminade University
  • Yaeko Tagami, University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • Nandini Bickel, Windward Community College
  • Maria Steadmon, University of Hawaii at Hilo

Well done and congratulations to all participants! We look forward to having you in the Student Research Experience program next semester or seeing you at graduation! Much success to you all.

Apr 092019

A special ‘Thank You’ to all of you who participated in the INBRE Logo Contest. Who knew we had such a talented group of artists! We truly appreciate each and every one of you who took the time from your busy schedule to create some very unique and imaginative designs. The committee was impressed with the submissions overall, which really took the program’s key concepts to heart. So, as you can imagine, it was difficult to choose just one. With that being said….

Congratulations to
~ Diana Le ~
INBRE Student from Leeward Community College

As the winner of the INBRE Logo Contest, Diana will receive an award at the INBRE Program Meeting on April 26, 2019. Together with her design, skillset in Adobe Illustrator, and collaboration with the INBRE Logo Committee, we are very excited to share the new INBRE logo with all of you.

The new logo is available in two formats: Portrait (text on bottom) and Landscape (text on right). If you are planning to present in this year’s Biomedical Symposium, please contact us at to obtain the logo files. As a reminder, the poster printing deadline to UH Manoa PBRC is Friday, April 19, 2019.