Tropical Medicine PhD candidate Aquena Ball was selected as the first recipient of the Colonel Person Research Achievement Award at the 2023 Hawaii Branch ASM Meeting .


Pacific High Schools STEP-UP to One Health in Saipan – Tropical Medicine Ph.D. candidate Aquena Ball (far right) spent a week in the Pacific (Saipan/CNMI) training local science teachers to run a molecular biology laboratory workshop for high school students. This work is part of the department’s outreach and training efforts to establish a pipeline of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders pursuing a career in biomedical research in the USAPI, and is supported by a grant from NIH/NIDDK: Pacific High Schools STEP-UP to One Health.
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