University of Hawaii-Manoa awarded $9 million grant

HONOLULU (AP) - The University of Hawaii at Manoa has been awarded a $9 million grant by the National Institutes of Health. The university said Wednesday that the three-year grant will help build a biomedical research base and support early career researchers trying to become independent scientists.

It says money from the IDeA Network of Biomedical ResearchExcellence grant will support researchers and programs at UH-Manoa, Chaminade University and Hawaii Pacific University, as well as several community colleges within the UH system.

In addition, researchers at the new UH-Hilo College of Pharmacy will join forces with researchers on Oahu to give the college a jump start as it continues to build its research capabilities and infrastructure.

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