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UH Receives $5.9 Million Award from NIH to Establish Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network

University of Hawaiʻi
Contact:
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-9095
University and Community Relations
Kristen Cabral, (808) 956-5039
University and Community Relations
Posted: Jan 6, 2002

WHAT: A gathering of institutional partners will be held to celebrate and publicly announce a $5.9 million award to the University of Hawaiʻi from the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award, which will be distributed over a three-year period, is to establish a Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN), an alliance among higher education and research institutions with the common goal of enhancing biomedical research capacity in Hawaiʻi.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 9, 2002
2 p.m.

WHERE: Bachman Hall Lobby
UH Manoa campus

PROGRAM:

UH President Evan Dobelle, UH Manoa Interim Chancellor Deane Neubauer, and Martin Rayner, Pacific Biomedical Research Center Interim Director and Associate Dean of Basic Research of the John A. Burns School of Medicine will offer remarks and provide details about the award and its significance. Representatives from various BRIN institutional partners will also be in attendance (see following list).


Members of the media are encouraged to attend.


BACKGROUND:

The BRIN was awarded to the University of Hawaiʻi by the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health. The award is approximately $5.9 million and will be distributed over a three-year period (September 30, 2001 to August 31, 2004). The principal investigator for this project is UH Manoa Interim Chancellor Deane Neubauer and the program director is Pacific Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) Interim Director Martin Rayner, who is also associate dean of basic research for the John A. Burns School of Medicine at UH Manoa.

In order to achieve their objective of enhancing biomedical research capacity in Hawaiʻi, the BRIN partners seek to increase biomedical research funding to Hawaiʻi by expanding research and developing opportunities for faculty and students at other institutions to participate in funded research.

The BRIN institutional partners include:

· Brigham Young University — Hawaiʻi

· Chaminade University of Honolulu

· Community Hospitals
- Kaiser Permanente — Center for Health Research, Hawaiʻi
- Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children (Kapiʻolani Health Research Institute)
- Kuakini Medical Center
- The Queen‘s Medical Center
- Straub Clinic and Hospital

· Cyphera LLC

· Hawaiʻi Biotech Inc.

· Hawaiʻi Pacific University

· Hawaiʻi Community College

· Honolulu Community College

· Kapiʻolani Community College

· Kauaʻi Community College

· Leeward Community College

· Maui Community College

· Maui High Performance Computing Center

· Novasol

· Pacific Health Research Institute

· Papa Ola Lokahi

· University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

· University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
- Cancer Research Center of Hawaiʻi
- John A. Burns School of Medicine
- Pacific Biomedical Research Center
- School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene

· University of Hawaiʻi — West Oʻahu

· Windward Community College