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Dean’s and INBRE Awards Announced in 2019 Biosciences & Health Disparities Symposium

Date: May 3rd, 2019 in Collaboration, Community Outreach, JABSOM News, Research, Student Life    Print or PDF

Josiah Situmeang, 1st place winner in the MD Student Division, with his poster.

Pictured: MD student Josiah Situmeang won 1st place in the Medical Students Division.

“We are reaching a wider and wider audience each year,” said Lyn Hamamura.

By Tina Shelton JABSOM Communications Director

Lyn Hamamura was fired up about this year’s Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium and she had every right to be.

“This year we had posters from all University of Hawaiʻi (UH) campuses, including the community colleges on the neighbor Islands, plus Hawaiʻi Pacific University and Chaminade University,” said Hamamura, Administrative Assistant in the UH Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Cell and Molecular Biology Department and the dedicated ringmaster of the competition.

“UH Hilo is sending more and more students to the Symposium through the INBRE undergraduate program each year,” she continued, “And this year a graduate student from the University of Guam Cancer Research Center submitted a poster for the first time.”

She offered a shout-out of thanks to Mari Kim and her staff for the great job they did for their INBRE 4 (IDeAs Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) Grant Session at the Symposium. “The undergraduates that they brought in, especially from the other islands were in awe of our beautiful Kakaʻakocampus,” she said.

From Lyn, of course, we have the list of winners judged in last week’s Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium, and here they are:

Faculty Division:
Eunjung Lim, PhD, Department of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Poster #1: EFFECT OF SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHICS, HEALTH-RELATED PROBLEMS, AND FAMILY STRUCTURE ON CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM AMONG CHILDREN

Medical Fellows and Residents Division:
Alexander L. Placek, MD, Advisor: Dr. Pamela Tauchi-Nishi, John A. Burns School of Medicine and The Queen’s Medical Center
Poster # 80: PANCREATIC NEUROENDOCRINE TUMORS DIAGNOSED BY FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION/BIOPSY CYTOLOGY: A 19 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE

Medical Students Division:
Josiah Situmeang, MD 2021; Advisor: Dr. Justin Young, John A. Burns School of Medicine and Straub Medical Center
Poster #20: FOOTBALLS AND FOOT DROPS

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates Division:
Ahmed Z. Abdelkarim, DMD, MSc., Advisor: Dr. Scott Lozanoff, Department of Anatomy, Biochemistry & Physiology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, VIRTURAL REALITY PRESENTATION OF MONCKEBER’S SCLEROSIS IN A DRY SKULL SPECIMEN

Graduate Students Division:
Shannon B. Stone, Advisor: Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Poster #87: CONGENTIAL ZIKA SYNDROME IN GUINEA PIGS

JABSOM Undergraduate Division:
Tran Trinh, Advisor: Dr. Deborah Goebert, Department of Psychiatry, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Poster #29: YOUTH VOICE IN SUICIDE PREVENTION IN HAWAIʻI

INBRE group

INBRE 2019 group. DMD photo.

INBRE Undergraduate Program 1st Place Award
INBRE Undergraduate Division: Terezie Cernosek, Advisor: Dr. Katelynn A. Perrault, Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Chaminade University of Honolulu
Poster #108: VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND PROFILING FROM POSTMORTEM MICROBES USING GC-MS TO ASSIST IN FORENSIC SEARCH AND RECOVERY

Cernosek, along with other students are invited to participate in the National Institutes of Health IDeA Western Regional Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in the fall. The other students with top-scoring posters include Yaeko Tagami and Maria Steadmon, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Nandini Bickel, Windward Community College.

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