Feb 272019

The Call for Abstracts is now open for the 2019 Annual Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Research Symposium to be held on Friday, April 25 – 26, 2019, at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, sponsored by the John A. Burns School of Medicine. The deadline to submit is March 15, 2019, and the details are attached.

To assist you in completing the abstract submission form, examples from the previous symposium are available on the Hawaii INBRE website at http://inbre.jabsom.hawaii.edu/?q=2090. Your INBRE Campus Coordinator and/or Lab Supervisor may also offer assistance on the abstract form.

In conjunction with the Undergraduate Poster Session, Hawaii INBRE will hold its annual program meeting the morning of Friday, April 26, 2019. INBRE students should expect to be at UH JABSOM/UH Cancer Center from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Please RSVP by March 15, 2019, to confirm your attendance and to let us know if you have any dietary restrictions (i.e. vegetarian).
RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-VnueRBAQnI7MSocXEGMCs0afWSf7eSiYz3mG21fPV6MF_g/viewform?usp=sf_link.

Other important information:

• INBRE Associate and Scholar students are required to attend the meeting and present a poster at the undergraduate poster session. The poster can be completed individually or as a group. If a group poster is selected as one of the Top 4 posters to be presented at a national conference, only the lead author will be eligible for the trip.

• INBRE Intern students are highly encouraged to attend in preparation for a future poster presentation and to enhance the student research experience overall.

• Posters will be judged and the Top 4 poster scores will be selected to be present at the 2019 NIH IDeA Western Regional Meeting on October 6-9, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Feb 272019

Applications are now being accepted for the Annual NIH Visit Week (June 24-28, 2019) in Bethesda, MD, a one-week summer enrichment program to expose Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students to the National Institutes of Health and to biomedical research and healthcare careers. Selected students will participate in science career workshops, interactions in selected NIH laboratories and clinical research settings, a science journal club, informational interviews and professional networking opportunities throughout the week. They will also meet with students in the NIH SACNAS Chapter, and learn about NIH internship opportunities.

To get the most of this program, students should have a strong interest in learning more about science careers. NIH welcomes applications from students enrolled in Tribal colleges and undergraduate college students at all levels. All students who apply must be affiliated with the INBRE program. If selected, travel costs (Airfare and lodging) will be covered by the Hawaii INBRE grant.

Activities will begin at 9:00 am on June 24, 2019, and will end at 3 pm on Friday, June 28, 2019. NIH is unable to accommodate students who need to arrive after the start of the program or leave before the end of the program.

Interested students should complete a brief online application at https://www.training.nih.gov/sas/_20/1569 to be eligible for selection to attend the NIH Visit Week. The application includes the student’s contact and school information, and a cover letter explaining his/her motivation for applying. Be sure to select “INBRE” under “Your Affiliation” under “Education History” in addition to referencing INBRE in the cover letter. The student should also include the name and email address for a reference. An automated email will be sent to the reference listed by the student with instructions on how to submit the reference letter explaining why the student will benefit from the program.

Student applications are due Friday, April 5th, 2019, reference letters are due Friday, April 12th, and accepted students and the Hawaii INBRE PI will be notified by Friday, May 3rd, 2019.

Jan 252019

The application period for the Idaho Western INBRE Summer Fellows is open. Completed applications are due on January 31, 2019.

Students from Western IDeA states (Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, and Wyoming) interested in visiting and working in Idaho may apply for a 2019 Summer Western INBRE Visiting Fellowship at the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University, or the Idaho Veterans Research and Education Foundation at the Boise VA Medical Center.

The Idaho INBRE Program is offering a 10-week fellowship for students interested in biomedical research. In addition to doing guided research, students will attend training and seminar presentations and attend the Annual INBRE Research Conference to present their work in a professional setting.

Details of the program.
Dates: May 20, 2019 – July 31, 2019.
Pay: $15.00/hour ($6000 for the summer).

Complete information and online application can be found at https://inbre.uidaho.edu/student-programs/western-inbre-visiting-fellow/

The 5th Annual Leeward CC Undergraduate Research Symposium on August 14, 2018

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Aug 162018

Top INBRE III Poster Presenters attend the NISBRE scientific meeting on June 24-26, 2018

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Jul 062018
Apr 302018

The INBRE Program Meeting and Biomedical Sciences & Health Disparities Symposium on April 19, 2018, was a great success with students expanding upon their professional 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 7th Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) in Washington, D.C., on June 24-26, 2018. Registration, airfare, and lodging expenses will be covered by INBRE program.

Top 4 scores:
• Boonyanudh Jiyarom (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
• Genardine Arizala (Hawaii Pacific University)
• Michael Faundo (Kapiolani Community College)
• Kevin Pham (University of Hawaii at Manoa)


View a copy of the program here: 2018 Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Program (April 18-19)

Apr 262017

INBRE SRE Student, Torbjoern Nielsen, at the Undergraduate Poster Session

Awards have been announced for the 2017 Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium, which brought a record-number of health scientists to the University of Hawaii satellite campus at Kaka’ako on April 20-21, 2017. One hundred seventy-one posters were presented by scholars at different levels of study, from MD students to Fellows to undergraduate, graduate, and research associates. Congratulations to them, their advisors, and all the participants. Visit UH Med Now to view the list of Dean’s Award Recipients.

View a copy of the 2017 Biomedical Symposium Program here.

Congratulations to the Top 4 INBRE III poster presentations! They are:

  • Torbjoern N. Nielsen from University of Hawaii at Manoa. Advisor: Monika Ward. Abstract: Histological quantitative assessment of Y chromosome gene content effects on testicular germ cell proliferation and differentiation (Co-authors: Victor A. Ruthig, Jonathan M. Riel, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Monika A. Ward). Dean’s Award Recipient for Undergraduates Division.
  • Alex R. McLaury from Kapiolani Community College. Advisor: John Berestecky. Abstract: Monoclonal antibody production against Zika virus envelope protein (Co-authors: Brien Haun, Teri Wong, Alan Garcia, Daniel Strange, Dr. John Berestecky, Dr. Axel T. Lehrer, Albert To, Liana Medina).
  • Kara L. Riggsbee from Kapiolani Community College. Advisor: John Berestecky. Abstract: An efficient technique to determine functional variable region cDNA sequences of monoclonal antibodies (Co-Author: Brien Haun).
  • Brendan S. Ito from Hawaii Pacific University. Advisor: Yongli Chen. Abstract: Ethosuximide and Normethsuximide potentiates α1β3γ2 GABAA Receptors (GABAARs) and alleviates pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)-mediated inhibition in a pharmacological model of absence seizures (Co-authors: Akimasa Iijima, Yongli Chen).