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April 20 & 21: See a record number of presentations at the Annual Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium at Kakaʻako campus

Date: April 10th, 2017 in JABSOM News, Research, Student Life    Print or PDF

The ANNUAL BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES and HEALTH DISPARITIES SYMPOSIUM is happening April 20 and 21, 2017 at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa (UHM) Kakaʻako campus! The symposium, sponsored by the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), National Institutes of Health grants: RMATRIX, RCMI and INBRE III grants, and is coordinated by the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program. The locations include the JABSOM Auditorium (651 Ilalo Street, Room 315) and the Sullivan Conference Center on the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center (Kakaʻako) ground floor (701 Ilalo Street).

The symposium allows health sciences students, MD residents and faculty from colleges throughout Hawaiʻi to display their latest research. The 2017 symposium has attracted a record 169 recipients. They will compete in their divisions, but the setting has the feel of a scientific meeting. The researchers explain their ideas, and receive supportive input from faculty judges. The symposium also gives participants a unique opportunity for future collaboration as they learn about the studies underway by their colleagues. The research in health disparities — the variation in rates of disease and disabilities between people in certain socioeconomic groups — is especially relevant to Hawaiʻi citizens.

The event is open to the public.

Short form schedule of presentations:
Thursday, April 20, 2017:
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Poster Session 1
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Keynote address by Margaret McFall-Ngai, PhD, Director of the UHM Pacific Biosciences Research Center (Read more about her talk below.)
Friday, April 21, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Poster Session 2
12:00-12:45 p.m. Memorial Tribute for Rosanne Harrigan,PhD
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Poster Session 3



For questions call Lyn Hamamura at 692-1514 or e-mail lynh@hawaii.edu

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