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$15M, 5-year award to establish the Center for Pacific Innovations, Knowledge, and Opportunities (PIKO)
A $15-million, five-year grant has been awarded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to establish the Center for Pacific Innovations, Knowledge, and Opportunities (PIKO) to improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Pacific People (IPP), defined as Native Hawaiians, Other Pacific Islanders, and Filipinos. These communities comprise 40% of the state’s population and have disproportionately higher rates of physical ailments and mental health conditions, compared to Caucasian and Asian people in Hawai‘i.
Ho’omaika’i to our Chair, Dr. Kaholokula, who will be lead PI for PIKO along with Dr. Neal A. Palafox, professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).
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