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2017 Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium awards announced

Date: April 28th, 2017 in JABSOM News, Research, Student Life    Print or PDF

Awards have been announced from 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 and 21st. 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 our participants.

The following are Dean’s Award Recipients:

1st Place
BEST OVERALL: Natalija Glibetic

Advisor: Michelle Matter
University of Hawai’i Cancer Center and Department of Molecular Biology and Bioengineering
Poster # 63: RRas regulation of a key vascular permeability signaling pathway

Faculty Divison: Alika K. Maunakea
John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Department of Native Hawaiian Health
Poster #5: Delay in the developmental trajectory of intragenic DNA methylation underlies altered pre-mRNA splicing in autism spectrum disorders

Medical Fellows Division: Corey J. Lum
Advisors: Todd Seto and Ralph Shohet
JABSOM Department of Medicine and Center for Cardiovascular Research
Poster #10: The cost-benefit balance of statins in Hawai‘i: A moving target

Residents Division: Faye Tachibana
Advisor: Jonathan Dworkin
JABSOM Department of Medicine
Poster #20: A rare case of erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae aortic bioprosthetic valve endocarditis

Medical Students Division: Thomas Kane IV
Advisor: Byron Izuka
JABSOM Department of Medicine
Poster#25: Live in-office video recording of pediatric cast care instructions: Caregiver satisfaction and lessons learned

Post-Doctoral Fellows Division: Kathryn J. Schunke
Advisor: Ralph Shohet
JABSOM Center for Cardiovascular Research
Poster #46: A novel inhibitor of HIF action

Research Associates Division: Krupa Gandhi
Advisor: John J. Chen
Department of Complementary and Integrative Medicine and JABSOM Biostatistics Core
Poster #41: Racial disparities in health service utilization among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries adjusting for multiple chronic conditions.

Tie Graduate Division: Jonathan Yap
Advisor: William Boisvert
JABSOM Department Cell and Molecular Biology and Center for Cardiovascular Research
Poster #99: Over-expression of chitotriosidase modulates atherosclerosis-related macrophage function

Tie Graduate Division: Samuel Tassi Yunga
Advisor: Diane Taylor
JABSOM Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology, and Pharmacology
Poster #90: Fetal origins of increased susceptibility to malaria during the first year of life: the amount of exposure to Plasmodium falciparum in utero is crucial.

Undergraduates Division: Torbjoern Nielsen
Advisor: Monica Ward
JABSOM Department of Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Physiology and Institute for Biogenesis Research
Poster #158: Histological quantitative assessment of Y chromosome gene content effects on testicular germ cell proliferation and differentiation

Mahalo to Lyn Hamamura of Cell & Molecular Biology for this news. See the Presenters Index 2017

Photos by UH Med Now’s Vina Cristobal:
2017 Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Research Symposium

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