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Congratulations to INBRE West Virginia student Aurora Davis for receiving the Overall Best Quality Award at UH Cancer Center Poster Presentation

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


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