Infrastructure Grants

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The research capacity at the John A. Burns School of Medicine has benefited from large investments from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a federal funding agency, through infrastructure-building grants. Active infrastructure grants awarded to our medical school include the following:

  • Center for Pacific Innovations, Knowledge, and Opportunities (PIKO)
  • Diabetes Research Center COBRE (Phase I)
  • Hawaiʻi IDeA Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Clinical Trials 2 (HIPACT2)
  • Hawaiʻi Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE V)
  • Institute for Biogenesis Research COBRE (Phase III)
  • Ola HAWAIʻI (RCMI)
PIKO logoThe Center for Pacific Innovations, Knowledge, and Opportunities (PIKO) uses a team-science approach to build a robust clinical and translational research (CTR) infrastructure that directly improves the health and wellbeing of indigenous Pacific People (IPP), defined as Native Hawaiians, Other Pacific Islanders, and Filipinos, and other underserved populations. Through collaborations among academic institutions and a statewide network of stakeholders, PIKO will convert basic discoveries into real-world solutions that improve IPP health and reduce IPP health disparities, and increase the number of junior and other investigators, particularly from IPP backgrounds, engaged in CTR careers. Led by Keaweʻaimoku Kaholokula, PhD, and Neal Palafox, MD, MPH.
diabetes research center logoThe team of scientists and physicians in the Diabetes Research Center conducts research in diabetes and pre-diabetes with a focus on Hawaiʻi’s multi-ethnic population. Led by Mariana Gerschenson, PhD.
HIPACT2-logo.pngThe Hawaiʻi IDeA Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Clinical Trials 2 (HIPACT2) builds upon the success of HIPACT1 and is a continuing partner in the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (ISPCTN). HIPACT2 will increase opportunities for faculty development, participate in collaborative multicenter clinical trial research, and engage underserved communities to improve health outcomes in Hawaiʻi and across the nation. Led by Venkataraman Balaraman, MD.

IDeA INBRE HSREP logoThe Hawaiʻi Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (HI-INBRE) works to strengthen and expand biomedical research capacity, nurture research collaborations, and enhance professional development of faculty and students in Hawaiʻi. The current cycle (INBRE V) is led by Peter Hoffmann, PhD.

IBR logoThe long-term goal of the Institute for Biogenesis Research is to develop the IBR into a world-renowned institute in reproductive biology focusing on reproductive and developmental biology research with an emphasis on assisted reproductive techniques. Led by W. Steven Ward, PhD.

Ola-HAWAII-logo.jpgOla HAWAIʻI supports multi-disciplinary teams of investigators and community collaborators as they conduct basic biomedical, behavioral and clinical research on the causes of health disparities and the most effective solutions to reduce those disparities among the underserved, multiethnic populations in Hawaiʻi. Led by Jerris Hedges, MD, MS, MMM and Noreen Mokuau, PhD.

We thank NIH for funding these infrastructure grants previously which have built important capacity from which we continue to benefit.

Center for Cardiovascular Research

The Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Research

The Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research (NIMHD Exploratory Centers of Excellence)