Web Source on Hawai‘i’s Older Adults Created
The UH Center on the Family and the Hawai‘i Executive Office
on Aging launched a web-based Data
Center on Hawai‘i’s
Aging—the first of its kind in the nation. The data center
provides the most comprehensive collection of data and publications
relating to Hawai‘i’s elderly.
Statistics on the demographics, health, living conditions and
other characteristics of the senior population have been gathered
from federal and state sources. In addition, the website contains
bibliographies or abstracts of more than 600 publications, including
printable files of about a third of them, on long-term care, housing,
caregiving and other subjects with a Hawai‘i focus. Read
New Center Explores Marine Microbes
Manoa's School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
has created the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and
Education, which will embark on a decade-long mission focused on
the microbial inhabitants of the sea. C-MORE, which will receive
approximately $19 million from the National Science Foundation,
will facilitate collaborations among the previously
separate disciplines of oceanography, microbiology, ecology and
genomics. This new alliances will enable a deeper understanding
of the seas, including its potential response to global environmental
variability and climate change. Read
the news release.
$1 Million Fellowship at JABSOM
Barry and Virginia Weinman have created a $1 million fellowship
program for students at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. The
Barry and Virginia Weinman Fellowship assists UH medical students
who plan to intern and practice in Hawai‘i. The fellowships
are for tuition and fees during four continuous years of study
and cover about $90,000 of the student’s costs.
Three students—Kristine Layugan,
Bradlee Sako and Joshua
Hvidding have qualified for the
fellowships and all were raised in Hawai‘i. Read more.
Native Hawaiian Law Advances New Programs
Manoa’s School of Law received a federal grant of $1.2 million
to continue the work of the Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian
Law. The center is using a portion of these funds to launch fellowship
programs that support students and recent graduates in their research,
scholarly writing and discourse on Native Hawaiian law.
The Post-Juris Doctor Research Fellowship Program enables recent
law graduates to undertake cutting-edge research and to publish
works. The Post-Juris Doctor Community Outreach Fellowship Program
supports the development of outreach programs for the Native Hawaiian
community. Read the new release.
News@UH Gets New Look
News@UH will be on a break next week and will return on Aug. 21
with a new look.