Posted on | August 28, 2009 | Comments Off
Michele Carbone has been appointed director of Mānoa’s Cancer Research Center of Hawaiʻi. During his brief service as interim director since last November, Carbone has made significant progress. He has established a cooperative, matrix-managed model that synergizes the efforts of CRCH, the John A. Burns School of Medicine, clinical care providers, local hospitals, including Queen’s Hospital and Hawaiʻi Pacific Health and private support groups.
As a result of this new model for a consortium of medical/research organizations the National Cancer Institute indicates it anticipates a two-year extension of NCI funding for CRCH.
Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw says, “Given the importance of cancer research to UH and the medical community, I look forward to the members of CRCH, our medical community and the many supporters of CRCH working together with Dr. Carbone as we take on the challenges of the next important steps in our growth: recruitment of additional researchers who can establish collaborative projects and build on the current excellence within CRCH, progress in building a new Cancer Research Center, retention of our NCI Cancer Center designation, and continued support of our consortium model with JABSOM and community hospitals.