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The Annual Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium will be held April 20 and 21 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).

The symposium allows health sciences students, MD residents and faculty from colleges throughout Hawaiʻi to display their latest research. The 2017 symposium has attracted a record 169 recipients. They will compete in their divisions, but the setting has the feel of a scientific meeting. The researchers explain their ideas and receive supportive input from faculty judges.

The symposium also gives participants a unique opportunity for future collaboration as they learn about the studies underway by their colleagues. The research in health disparities—the variation in rates of disease and disabilities between people in certain socioeconomic groups—is especially relevant to Hawaiʻi citizens.

The symposium, sponsored by JABSOM and National Institutes of Health grants RMATRIX, RCMI and INBRE III, is coordinated by the school’s cell and molecular biology graduate program.

The event is open to the public. The locations include the JABSOM Auditorium (651 Ilalo Street, Room 315) and the Sullivan Conference Center on the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center, ground floor (701 Ilalo Street).

For more information, read the full story the John A. Burns School of Medicine website.