Dec 202022

The MHRT program provides directed reading coursework and research projects in topics focused on global health, tropical medicine, infectious diseases and community-based participatory research for undergraduates (juniors and seniors), graduate students and Ola HAWAII junior faculty (see attached flyer).
For instructions on how to apply, please visit our website at

If you or your students have any questions about the program please visit our website at  or contact us at

The deadline to apply is Sunday, January 8, 2023.  

MHRT Program


Nov 142022

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Internship Applications have opened! 
There are intern postings in the following categories/groups:

  • Arias Group
  • Computational Microscopy
  • Data Science (ID)
  • Data Science (QCS)
  • Jacobo Group
  • Leonetti Group
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Protein Sciences
  • Royer Group
  • Theory Group

How to Apply:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the position you want to apply for.
  3. Click on the “Apply Now” button in the upper right corner.
  4. Fill out and submit the application! 

Sep 202022

Application Due Date: November 2, 2022

Program Starting Date: May 15, 2023

Conference Date: July 24-26, 2023

Pay: up to $7200 for the summer (paid as hourly wage over the working dates of the program). Housing is included.

Information and link to the application (must create an account):

Aug 152022


Dates:  September 6 – November 15, 2022

Summary:  This learning research community is a 10-week series of asynchronous technical lectures and synchronous workshops to introduce health disparity researchers to data science through practical, hands-on training. Lectures will introduce fundamental principles and techniques of data science in order to extract useful information and knowledge from data. In parallel to lectures, workshop participants will also learn how to explore data, define cohorts and build participant-level datasets using the All of Us Researcher Workbench. Participants will also learn how to write reproducible and modular code with R, including programming best practices.


Aug 032022
INBRE RAIN student Aurora Davis receives the “Overall Best Quality” Award at this year’s CREATE Summer Internship Poster Presentation. Front to Back: Aurora Davis, (West Virginia INBRE), Annie Carper, (Idaho INBRE), and Christian Fernando Alonzo (UH Manoa). Dr. Peter Hoffmann served as Mentor for all three students.

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center’s CREATE Summer Internship program hosted their annual poster presentation on Friday, July 29, 2022. Twenty-three students presented their project posters at this event.

  • “The annual program provides hands-on summer research experiences and a multi-disciplinary curriculum to undergraduate students residing in the Islands of Hawaii and the Pacific to reinforce their intent to graduate with a science degree and to consider a career to address health disparities and contribute to drug discovery” – CREATE Program

This year, Hawaii held its first Hawaii INBRE – RAIN Summer Exchange Program and invited two students, Aurora Davis (West Virginia) and Annie Carper (Idaho), to participate in the CREATE summer internship program. Aurora Davis received the Overall Best Quality Award for her poster presentation entitled, ‘PGM5 Expression In Liver Sinusoidal Endothelial Cells.’

Congratulations to Aurora Davis for her outstanding poster presentation and to all students and their mentors in the CREATE program for their commitment and hard work!!

To learn more about the CREATE program visit their website at:


  1. INBRE: Idea Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence
  2. RAIN: Regional Alliance of INBRE Networks
  3. CREATE: Cancer Research Education, Advancement, Training and Empowerment

Aug 032022

The UHCC CREATE Summer Internship program hosted a poster presentation on Friday, July 28, 022 for the CREATE students to showcase their summer projects.  INBRE RAIN students Carper and Davis were able to participate in this program. 

Background info:  

Annie Carper (Idaho INBRE) and Aurora Davis (Virginia INBRE) both participated in the first Hawaii Idea Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) – Regional Alliance of INBRE Networks (RAIN) Summer Exchange Program.  The summer program is with the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center’s, Cancer Research Education, Advancement, Training and Empowerment (CREATE) Summer Internship Program.  The CREATE Program provides hands-on summer research experiences and a multi-disciplinary curriculum to undergraduate students residing in the Islands of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific to reinforce their intent to graduate with a science degree and to consider a career to address health disparities and contribute to drug discovery. 

For further information about the CREATE program, please refer to their program website:

Photo of the UHCC Coordinator and INBRE team at the poster session:  Left to Right: Gertraud Maskarinec (CREATE Program Lead), Peter Hoffmann, Chi Ma, Christian Fernando Alonzo, Annie Carper, Aurora Davis, FuKun Hoffmann, Robert Nichols, Leighanne Felix

Jan 222022

We are excited to announce that the Annual Biomedical Science & Health Disparities Symposium will occur on April 7 – 8, 2022! This year we will host the symposium both virtually and in-person. 

Event Description: The Annual Biomedical Sciences & Health Disparities Symposium attracts some of the top health science research and ideas from throughout academia in Hawaii. Medical Students, Residents, Medical Fellows, Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Fellows and Undergraduates are invited to present their work. Research Associates and Faculty are encouraged to attend. The Symposium will have both virtual and live components this year. Friends and family may attend the online event. The live, in-person poster sessions will be closed to the general public.

Day 1 : April 7, 2022

  • Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Researchers will present their research in-person via poster format.
  • Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Fellows will present their research in short, oral format virtually through Zoom. Length of presentations and precise times will be determined after all abstracts are received.
  • Keynote Seminar on Zoom by Dr. Jae Jung, Chair of Cancer Biology Department, Director of Infection Biology Program, Director of Global Center for Pathogen and Human Health Research, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

Day 2 : April 8, 2022

  • Undergraduate Students, Community College Students
  • Students will present their research in poster format in-person following a schedule, which will later be determined by the Hawaii INBRE Program.

Applications have opened today, January 20, 2022 and the deadline to submit abstracts is February 20, 2022. **Please note that COVID-19 Safety Guidelines are enforced for any in-person sessions. To learn more about these guidelines, please visit:** For more information regarding the event and application, please visit: If you have any questions or concerns, please email If you are affiliated with INBRE, please email


Oct 072021

The symposium’s primary aim is to provide an opportunity for dynamic student research learning experiences to be showcased on a variety of topics. Ultimately, the goal of this campus-wide event is to increase the number of undergraduate UH West O’ahu students with engaged scholarship and research experience. This student-focused event will also demonstrate diversity in their respective fields of study. Student presenters will benefit by showcasing mentored research that displays both exploration and creativity. Attendees will benefit from viewing research carried out by undergraduate students. All UH West O’ahu students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate and invite the community to attend.

Date: Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 10am-5pm