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May 3rd Biotechnology Opportunities & Career seminar

Steven M. Jones PhD, research fellow with Vertex Therapeutics Inc., will speak on “A Serendipitous Journey from Academia to Industry” on May 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm in BSB 320N.  He will lead an informal discussion with interested graduate students of opportunities and career pathways in the biotechnology industry.

Dr. Jones has held research positions at Vertex Therapeutics, Inc., Elusys Therapeutics Inc., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School.

For further information, call Sandra Chang, (692-1607).

Hawaii Center for AIDS Annoucement!

The Hawaii Center for AIDS intends to apply to the National Institute of Health for a Developmental Center for AIDS Research (D-CFAR) grant.  If funded, this grant will provide infrastructure support to the University to strengthen its capacity for HIV/AIDS research.  Specifically, the D-CFAR will provide funds for pilot projects, foster scientific communications and develop new areas of HIV research, sponsor training and educational opportunities, and make available clinical (access to human specimens and patients) and laboratory resources/assays to researchers as core resources.  More information about CFARs and D-CFARs are available at this website:

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Upcoming Multicolor Flow Cytometry Seminar



4/30/12 COBRE/Trop Med Seminar: VLPs for Paramyxovirus Vaccines

Paramyxoviruses comprise many human pathogens, including measles virus,
human parainfluenza viruses 1 and 3, mumps virus, respiratory syncytial virus,
and human metapneumovirus. They also include two recently recognized and
highly lethal zoonotic paramyxoviruses, namely Nipah and Hendra viruses.
Human use vaccines are available for only measles and mumps, and they were
both empirically derived many years ago. Continue reading

2012 Honolulu AIDS Walk

Hawaii Center for AIDS will be participating the 2012 Honolulu AIDS Walk

Faculty, staff and students are teaming up to help combat AIDS with Life Foundation.

Since 1983, Life Foundation has confronted the AIDS epidemic through aggressive HIV prevention efforts and caring assistance for HIV positive people. Every life counts and so does every dollar, your generous donation will help make a difference in someones life. MAHALO.

NIH awards to train next generation of global health researchers

Twenty top U.S. universities will share in $20.3 million grant

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Tina M. Shelton, (808) 554-2586
Director of Communications, Office of Dean of Medicine
Vivek Nerurkar, PhD, (808) 692-1668
Chair , Tropical Medicine
Posted: Apr. 5, 2012


The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is one of 20 top U.S. academic institutions selected to take part in a prestigious, $20.3 million, five-year program to train researchers in global health.

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Career Seminar and Informal Discussion

Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology and IBR/COBRE present:

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Rare Mosquito Found at Honolulu

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A rare mosquito has been found on Oahu for the first time in more than 60 years. Now the state is reminding people to get rid of standing water on their property.

The disease-carrying Aedes aegypti species hasn’t been found on the island since 1949. The vector control program recently identified the pest in traps at the Honolulu International Airport.

Hongly Khuy is constantly swatting at mosquitoes around his Kalihi Valley home. They’ve multiplied after the recent rains. Continue reading

Professor (Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Opening

Professor (Pediatric Infectious Diseases)

Position Number: 0082295, John A Burns School of Medicine – Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology and Department of Pediatrics, Tenure Track, Full Time, Permanent, General Funds Continue reading