Virginia S. Hinshaw Ph.D.


V-hinshawChancellor Emeritus/Professor
Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine
651 Ilalo Street, BSB 402F
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Telephone: (808) 692-1215

Auburn University, B.S. 1966-Laboratory Technology
Auburn University, M.S. 1967-Microbiology
Auburn University, Ph.D. 1973-Microbiology

Personal Statement
Dr. Hinshaw joined the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2007 to serve as Chancellor and Professor.  She previously served as Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor at University of California Davis and Dean of the Graduate School/ Vice Chancellor of Research at University of Wisconsin Madison.  As a virologist, she conducted research at the Medical College of Virginia, University of California Berkeley, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Harvard Medical School and University of Wisconsin Madison. Her research for over 20 years focused on influenza viruses in humans, lower mammals and birds, especially epidemiology, pathogenicity, immunology and vaccines.

In addition to teaching students and public groups, she is currently working on establishing a mini-medical school on healthy aging for the public and mentoring programs for faculty and students. Her innovative teaching style and her continual advocacy for research and education, including opportunities for underrepresented groups, have earned her international recognition and enabled her to establish many productive collaborations around the world. She is currently working on establishing a mini-medical school on healthy aging for the public, mentoring programs for faculty and students and philanthropic opportunities