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First-year medical student’s dementia study places first at 2017 Hawai’i NEURO event
Pictured: Dr. Enrique Carrazana, Dr. Pat Borman, Dr. Jason Viereck, Jason Ocol, MD Candidate Bryce Kalei Chang, Richard Ho, Dr. Beau Nakamoto, Mitsuki Ota, and Dr. Kore Kai Liow.
The event commemorated the Hawaiʻi Pacific Neuroscience’s Summer Internship Program (HPN-SIP) in which the CRC opened its doors to more than 30 residents, medical students and graduate and undergraduate students from across the U.S. The research students capped off a productive summer where students worked alongside Hawaiʻi’s leading neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, geriatrician and researchers in establishing meaningful partnerships while earning a world class neuroscience education.
“We are honored to help shape the educational future of more than 30 residents and students who participated in our summer internship, especially the team leaders Dr. Michael Yang, Bryce Kalei Chang (JABSOM), Heather Acidera (UCLA), Jason Lau (Boston U), Jasen Ocol (UH Mānoa), Alec Shepherd (Western Washington University) and Mitsuki Ota (Punahou),” said Dr. Kore Kai Liow, JABSOM Clinical Professor of Neurology, Director of Hawaiʻi Pacific Neuroscience and Principal Investigator, Clinical Research Center. “Providing state of the art clinical research to patients from Hawaiʻi and the Mainland is one of HPN’s top priorities, ensuring our expert team remains at the forefront modern medicine while treating patients with the expertise they need and the care they deserve.”