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Dean’s and INBRE Awards Announced in 2019 Biosciences & Health Disparities Symposium
Pictured: MD student Josiah Situmeang won 1st place in the Medical Students Division.
By Tina Shelton JABSOM Communications Director
“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:
Medical Fellows and Residents Division:
Medical Students Division:
Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates Division:
Graduate Students Division:
JABSOM Undergraduate Division:
INBRE Undergraduate Program 1st Place Award
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.