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The Professional Development (PD) Core will expand, strengthen, and diversify the clinical and translational research workforce engaged in the science of minority health and health disparities in Hawaii. To achieve this goal, the PD Core will collaborate with other Center for Pacific Innovations, Knowledge and Opportunities (PIKO) Cores and leverage career-development activities of previous and current research infrastructure programs at the University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, and Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Services provided:

  • Mentoring & Career Development
    • Mentor identification
    • Mentor-mentee agreement
    • Individualized Development Plan
  • Grantsmanship
    • Identifying funders
    • Grant/proposal writing
    • Grant/proposal review by experts and peers prior to submission
  • Research Training
    • Research with Indigenous Pacific Islanders
    • Translational Research
    • Implementation Research

Core Leaders

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Kathryn Braun, DrPH
Core Director
Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health, UHM
Merle Kataoka-Yahiro, DrPH, MS, APRN
Associate Core Director
Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing, UHM
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Dedra Buchwald, MD
Core Advisor
Washington State University
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