Department of Medicine

The ultimate goal of the Department of Medicine is to improve health care through service, education and research in the clinical sciences, more specifically in the field of internal medicine and its recognized subspecialties which are directly and primarily concerned with patients.
Target groups involved are medical students, allied health students and professionals, house officers in affiliated hospitals, and practicing physicians. 

Center for Cardiovascular Research

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The Center for Cardiovascular Research uses transgenic and molecular methods to improve the understanding of cardiovascular biology and to inform new therapeutic approaches with the following primary aims:

    1) The development of a strong mentoring group of established investigators with interdisciplinary but complementary backgrounds in vascular and cardiovascular biology, to support the career growth of a select group of young investigators.
    (2) The development of a strategic plan to assist in the recruitment and retention of talented and funded young faculty and established investigators in faculty positions in order to promote the continued growth of a cardiovascular research program into a major research discipline with stable funding opportunities to not only parallel but to eventually replace COBRE funding.

Hawai‘i Center for AIDS Research

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The Center provides a vehicle for scientific study and policy development related to HIV- AIDS in Hawaiʻi, as well as Asia and the Pacific. Research involves studying HIV’s affect on metabolism and its role in neurological and cardiovascular conditions.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center

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The Center conducts NIH-funded research in some of the following areas: brain activation in patients with early HIV dementia, early brain development after prenatal “ice” exposure, creating a pediatric imaging neurocognition and genomics data resource, neuroimaging to assess the effects of therapy in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, impact of marijuana exposure on brain maturation, parallel MRI for high field neuroimaging, spectral spatial RF pulses for gradient echo fMRI, and factors for enhanced neurotoxicity in methamphetamine abuse and HIV infection.