Dec 082022

We are pleased to let you know that we are now accepting applications for the 11th Annual Workshop to Increase Diversity in Mathematical Modeling & Public Health! The workshop will be held March 27-28, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Students can submit an application anytime between now and the deadline of January 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.

This Workshop is for undergraduates or students in a post baccalaureate program from underrepresented groups who have an interest in public health and/or mathematical modeling, and are studying quantitative disciplines and/or public health at their home institutions. See the workshop website for eligibility criteria.

Over 1.5 days, students will listen to scientific talks from public health researchers and trainees who use infectious disease epidemiology and mathematical modeling to solve problems in public health. They will also engage in professional development and networking opportunities, and participate in hands-on activities to practice the concepts and skills they are learning.

Students must apply and be accepted to the workshop to participate. Accepted students receive free admission to the workshop. Students can get travel scholarships that help pay for transportation to Boston, including the cost of their flights, train or bus fare. More details will be provided to accepted students.

Feel free to share this opportunity with interested eligible students.

Best Wishes,

Workshop Organizers

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & the MIDAS Coordination Center at the University of Pittsburgh

Nov 252022

Bioinformatics Data Science Workshops
Sponsored by the Bioinformatics Core
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
JABSOM, University of Hawaii at Manoa

*All workshops include theory and hands-on practice

The Bioinformatics Data Science Workshops is a four-day virtual workshop from Tuesday, November 29 to Friday, December 2 from 9 am-12 pm HST. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form. 

Please Register Here

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Workshop Day 1: R Programming for Data Science
Date/Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, HST, Nov 29, 2022

          – Introduction and getting started with R

          – Programming with R

          – Simple exploratory analysis

          – Hands-on walkthrough training

Note: Please install R and RStudio on your computer before the workshop.

Workshop Day 2: Using secondary data

Date/Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, HST, Nov 30, 2022   

         – Pros and cons of secondary datasets

         – Individual datasets

         – Learn tools to locate and download secondary data

         – Analyzing complex survey data

Workshop Day 3: Introduction to Python          

Date/Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, HST, Dec 1, 2022           

        – Basic Python Syntax

        – Python Data Structures and Libraries

        – File I/O

        – Data Wrangling

Workshop Day 4: Introduction to Deep Learning

Date/Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, HST, Dec 2, 2022

        – Theory

        – History

        – Basic Examples using R

        – Published Deep Learning Models using PyTorch

There are a limited number of spots available. ZOOM link will be provided after registration. For questions, please email:

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.