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quote from MRC Greenwood

January 2011

Innovation symposium is a success

I’d like to thank everyone who attended and helped put together our E Kamakani Noi‘i innovation symposium held Jan. 13–14. We had a tremendous turnout and we continue to receive very positive feedback from people who attended.

As you know, at the symposium I presented the recommendations of our advisory council on innovation and technology advancement on what the University of Hawai‘i needs to do to create the 21st century capability for innovation and technology transfer.

An implementation plan will be developed based on the symposium discussions and the feedback we receive. I’d like to thank the advisory council for the time and effort they put into this.

As I said at the symposium, we know what we need to do to move forward, and the time is now. I’m very excited by the support expressed by the national experts and local business and government leaders who attended our symposium, and I am sure we will have more exciting developments to share with you in the coming months.

Speaker summaries, video of their presentations and supporting slides are available online.

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Richard and Angel Yanagihara

NIH recognizes medical school professors

Three John A. Burns School of Medicine faculty members have been selected to serve as role models in their fields by the National Institutes of Health, joining just 13 scientists across the country, who have been designated BioMedical Faces of Science.

Marjorie Mau, professor in the Department of Native Hawaiian Health, was among the first faces. Recently joining her are Richard Yanagihara, professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and Angel Yanagihara, assistant research professor in the Békésy Laboratory of Neurobiology, Pacific Biosciences Research Center.

The nationwide program was established to encourage middle and high school students, especially those from minority backgrounds, to pursue biomedical careers that can improve our understanding of human diseases and public health.

Read the news release or view the website, which includes videos on each scientist.