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DEPARTMENT OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN HEALTH ENHANCEMENT

(Account #125-2440-4)
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KEKUNI BLAISDELL ENDOWMENT FUND FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN HEALTH

(Account #124-4430-2)
In honor of Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell, this fund is to assist in supporting the mission of the Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. The mission of the Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence is to increase the number of Native Hawaiian physicians in the State through improved access to health care for Native Hawaiians and improved access to education opportunities for Native Hawaiian Students pursuing careers in medicine.

ʻIMI HOʻŌLA ENHANCEMENT

(Account #125-2350-4)
Purpose: To support the ‘Imi Ho‘ōla Program’s educational, professional, research and program activities (i.e. Kalaupapa Service Learning project). The mission of the ‘Imi Hoʻōla Post-Baccalaureate Program is to improve health care in Hawai’i and the Pacific Basin by increasing the number of physicians through an educational program that addresses disadvantaged students’ academic and social-environmental needs.

NATIVE HAWAIIAN CENTER OF EXCELLENCE ENHANCEMENT

(Account #121-7110-4)
Purpose: To support the Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence (NHCOE) educational, professional, research and program activities. The goal of the NHCOE is to improve the health of all Native Hawaiians through education, research, and community partnerships that build the capacity of Native Hawaiian students and faculty to succeed in medicine.

EPIGENOMICS RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT FUND, University of Hawaii Foundation

(Account#126-9690-4)
This fund is to assist in supporting the mission of the Epigenomic Research Program within the Epigenomics lab, Department of Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine. The mission of the Epigenomic Research Program is to aid in the development of research and educational opportunities focused on enhancing and applying epigenomic data to enable the reduction of diseases of health disparities in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. As the translational (bench to bedside) component of the Epigenomics lab, the Epigenomic Research Program entails developing new disease diagnostic and risk stratification approaches, identifying novel molecular targets for disease treatment, and augmenting preventive strategies by gathering and applying clinically-relevant epigenomic information.