Research Interest Group
Research Interest Group (RIG)
The Research Interest Group (RIG) promotes medical student involvement in research at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). RIG strives to act as a liaison between clinical faculty, researchers, and JABSOM students. RIG encourages medical students to begin developing a relationship with a JABSOM researcher early in their first year so that they may have an opportunity to make substantial contributions to the research projects prior to the rigorous clinical years of their medical education. RIG aims to serve as a resource to connect students to researchers in a way that is mutually beneficial. The RIG supports many other educational activities related to research; the Translational Research Seminars and Journal Club meetings are two examples.
Students are invited to join RIG during orientation week and at other RIG-organized meetings. Those interested in joining or learning more about may contact the current faculty leaders, Drs. Kenton Kramer and David Horio , or RIG officers . Also, students are encouraged to browse the JABSOM faculty research directory and find a listing of research contacts who they may contact directly.
Point of Contact for Research
Each department or office has designated a point of contact for research. These individuals can best answer questions about on-going research in the department as well as direct you to the right mentor or the best first steps to get involved with on-going research projects. We encourage you to contact them directly.
|Point of Contact for Research||JABSOM Department or Office|
|Takashi Matsui||Department of Anatomy, Biochemistry & Physiology|
|Peter Hoffmann or Olivier LeSaux||Department of Cell and Molecular Biology|
|Henry Lew or Pauline Mashima||Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders|
|Lydia Rolita||Department of Family Medicine and Community Health|
|Kamal Masaki or Misty Yee||Department of Geriatric Medicine|
|Dominic Chow||Department of Medicine|
|Marjorie Mau||Department of Native Hawaiian Health|
|Bliss Kaneshiro||Department of OB-GYN|
|David Horio||Department of Pathology|
|Bruce Shiramizu||Department of Pediatrics|
|Deb Goebert||Department of Psychiatry|
|John Chen||Department of Quantitative Health Sciences|
|Russell Woo||Department of Surgery|
|Kenton Kramer||Department of Tropical Medicine|
|Richard Kasuya||Office of Medical Education|
|Mariana Gerschenson or Rachel Boulay||Office of the Dean|
Click HERE to visit the JABSOM Research Interest Group.
Click HERE to visit the JABSOM Student Research Directory.