Capacity building towards a Pacific-focused biomedical pipeline in a Native Hawaiian serving undergraduate institution
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Other professions or practice related to public health
Define development challenges of a Pacific-focused bio-medical pipeline in a minority serving institution. Assess resources available in building a bio-medical pipeline in for students from Hawaii and the U.S. affiliated Pacific. Describe programs and resources to attract qualified and diverse undergraduates who have the desire to expand a biomedical pipeline in Hawaii and the U.S. affiliated Pacific.
Keyword(s): Underserved Populations, Asian and Pacific Islanders
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a first year undergraduate, I researched on the immunological changes resulting from obesity. In the following year, I worked on determining whether the introduction of non-nutritive sweeteners early on affects the sweet taste preferences of infants in later life. Last year, I conducted research on the different feeding practices of Samoan infants and prenatal care in American Samoa. Presently, I am working on a review about perspectives concerning a bio-medical pipeline in the Pacific.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.