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ASM President Pakiele Kaufusi (JABSOM UH Manoa), keynote speaker Jonathan Awaya (UH Hilo), and ASM Councilor Paul Fox  (Hawaii Dept. of Health).

ASM President Pakiele Kaufusi (JABSOM UH Manoa), keynote speaker Jonathan Awaya (UH Hilo), and ASM Councilor Paul Fox (Hawaii Dept. of Health).

The 2014 Hawaii Branch ASM Spring meeting was held at the Sullivan Conference Center, UH Cancer Center on April 25-26, 2014. Keynote speakers at this event were Dr. Jonathan Awaya (UH Hilo) and Dr. David O. Carter (Chaminade University). The event featured poster and oral presentations from undergraduate and graduate students from Leeward Community College, UH Manoa, Hawaii Pacific University, and Chaminade University. Much thanks to the officers of the Hawaii ASM Student Chapter for organizing this successful event.

Winners for oral and poster presentations were:

Undergraduate Posters
1st – Michellei Fisher (UH Manoa, Dept of Tropical Medicine)
2nd – Zachary Acker (UH Manoa, Dept of Tropical Medicine)
3rd – Kelsey Higa, Michelle West, Kimberly Leong, James Ligeralde (HPU)

MS Posters
Tied for 1st
1st – Yukie Lloyd (UH Manoa, Dept of Tropical Medicine)
1st – Silvia Beurmann (UH Manoa, Dept of Microbiology)
3rd – Marissa Saltzman (UH Manoa, Dept of Tropical Medicine)

PhD Posters
1st – Jacob Nelson (UH Manoa, Dept of Tropical Medicine)
2nd – Nelson Lazaga (UH Manoa, Dept of Tropical Medicine)
3rd – Abanda Ngu (UH Manoa, Dept of Tropical Medicine)

Undergraduate Oral
1st – Alyssa Dixon (Chaminade)

MS Oral
1st – Alanna Tseng (UH Manoa, Dept of Tropical Medicine)

Phd Oral
1st – Michael Norris (UH Manoa, Dept of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering)
2nd – Kishore Dey (UH Manoa, Dept of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences)
Tied for 3rd
3rd – Kelsey Roe (UH Manoa, Dept of Tropical Medicine)
3rd – Patrick Videau (UH Manoa, Dept of Microbiology)

Travel Awards
Kelsey Roe, Patrick Videau, Blake Ushijima