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Winners Announced at Multi-Institution Biomedical Symposium

Date: May 8th, 2015 in JABSOM News, Research, Student Life    Print or PDF

Posters at the Symposium.

2015 Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium organizer Lyn Hamamura is overjoyed at this year’s event.

“We had a great Symposium in our new venue at the UH Cancer Center Sullivan Conference Center”, said Hamamura.

This year the Symposium included four sessions over three days, with 165 posters presented. “This is the most ever,” said Hamamura.

In addition to the University of Hawaʻi at Mānoa and the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), there were presenters from Chaminade University, Hawaiʻi Pacific University and all the community colleges including Maui, Kauaʻi, and Hawaiʻi. UH-Hilo was also represented.

“This is really a plus for community involvement,” said Hamamura. The Windsor Cutting Endowed Lectureship, held on the first day of the Symposium, April 15, was presented by David A. Relman, MD, the Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. His presentation was titled, “Peace at home: Stability and resilience in the human microbe.”



There were many people to thank for pulling off such a dynamic, three day event, Hamamura noted. “Kari Kim and her staff supported the Undergraduate Session on day 3, April 17th, and Dr. Mariana Gerschenson, JABSOM Director of Research and Graduate Education, arranged for Dr. Relman’s appearance. I would also like to thank my guest judges for faithfully giving their time to the Symposium every year,” said Hamamura. “This year I had 68 volunteers–also a record.”

Click to download the list of Symposium winners 2015

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