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UH in nation’s TOP 20 for leading in research and academic reach

Date: July 25th, 2017 in Breakthoughs, JABSOM News, Research    Print or PDF

Pictured: Bruce Shiramizu, MD, Pediatrician and JABSOM Researcher, in his lab at Kakaʻako

The University of Hawaiʻi is ranked among the nation’s top 20 public universities in providing equal access to students from all income levels while being at the forefront of impactful research, says a report recently released by the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

The report, titled “Ladders, Labs or Laggards? Which Public Institutions Contribute the Most,” rates UH, including its community colleges, at number 19 among “leaders,” which Brookings defines as “high-mobility, high-research” four-year public research universities. Only the country’s top 75 leaders were listed; the rankings were based on information from 342 selective, four-year public university campuses and university systems.

At UH, a reported 10.8 percent of students come from families with income levels from the bottom quintile, according to Brookings. Median student family income was reported as $75,200 annually.

“We are appreciative of this latest affirmation that UH is a world-class research university that stays true to our core mission of providing a first-rate college education to the people of our state,” said Michael Bruno, UH Mānoa vice chancellor for research and interim vice chancellor for academic affairs. “We are also proud that we provide even the most disadvantaged of our population the opportunity to be inspired by and learn from the brightest minds in the nation, all while working to solve some of society’s most pressing problems.”

The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) is proud of its contribution to the research profile at UH. See our RESEARCH NEWS STREAM. Also, we invite you to review our research facilities.

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