Jun 122014

Links to help students launch their research experience with INBRE:

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 inbre@hawaii.edu to obtain the logo files. As a reminder, the poster printing deadline to UH Manoa PBRC is Friday, April 19, 2019.

Feb 272019

The Call for Abstracts is now closed 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 was March 15, 2019.

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/

Jan 162019


The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide promising early career investigators with support to capture the key preliminary data that will support and inform a competitive “R-level” grant application to NIH or other extramural funding source.

Principal Investigator (PI) Eligibility

The PI must 1) have a faculty-level appointment with a minimum of 0.5
FTE support at a participating CTR-IN Institution, and 2) must be eligible to submit extramural grant
applications from their institution as a PI. The PI must devote at least 20% effort (2.4 person months) to the
Pilot Grant project. Per IDeA program policy, an awardee may not concurrently receive funding for their
research program through other IDeA mechanisms (e.g., CTR, COBRE or INBRE).

University of Hawaii submission deadline

Submit your nominating packet to Ms. Tammy Ho (tamho@hawaii.edu) by February 11, 2019.

More Information…

Dec 242018

INBRE partner, University of Hawaii at West Oahu, showcased its new $32-million Administration and Health Science building on December 12, 2018. Completed approximately two years after the groundbreaking in November 2016, the nearly 44,000-square-foot building is the first structure added to the campus since the move to its current Kapolei location in 2012. Classes in the new structure begin with the spring 2019 semester. Besides providing a home to administrative functions, the building also houses classrooms for health sciences and laboratories for the teaching of anatomy, cellular biology and microbiology. The building features 10 classrooms (one of which is a computer lab), three labs and two support labs along with offices for the faculty and instructional staff. Read more here.

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