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Request for Core Support

The Pilot Projects Program (PPP) Core will solicit, review and fund meritorious pilot projects.  In addition, the PPP will provide post-award oversight and evaluation of pilot projects.  Funding, on a competitive basis, pilots will be awarded to promising Junior Investigators (JI), and Established Investigators (EI) transitioning their research program, to conduct innovative, high-quality clinical and translational research pilot projects.

Services provided:

  • Link to PPP Pilot Webinars and training in pilot writing
  • Pilot proposal pre-submission review
  • Assistance finding alternative pilot funds, if not funded by PIKO
  • Link to CEO Core for dissemination

Core Leaders

headshot of Scott Okamoto
Scott K. Okamoto, PhD
Core Director
Hawaii Pacific University
headshot of Pallav Pokhrel
Pallav Pokhrel, PhD
Associate Core Director
UH Cancer Center, UHM
David Horgen
Associate Core Director
Hawaii Pacific University
headshot of Claire Kendal-Wright
Claire Kendal-Wright, PhD
Chaminade Liaison
Chaminade University of Honolulu
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Dedra Buchwald, MD
Core Advisor
Washington State University
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