QHS Infrastructure Grant Support

QHS serves as the quantitative health sciences specialized cores to several UH and JABSOM infrastructure grants.


U54 Ola Hawaii grant (MPI: J. Hedges, N. Mokuau U54MD007601) funded by National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is an integrated, translational research initiative helps key University of Hawaii at Manoa basic science cores and clinical research currently provided through the JABSOM and Myron B. Thompson School of Social work U54 RMATRIX-II collaboration. It is intended to support health disparities investigators and community partners to harness the power of diverse thought to determine the causes of and interventions for health disparities in Hawaii.

In collaboration with experts in research ethics, the QHS serves as the Biostatistics, Research Design and Research Ethics Core and provides a centralized resource for research methodology skills needed to conduct appropriately designed, hypothesis-driven biomedical research and ensure that all researchers implement ethical principles in biomedical research.


Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) grant (PI: R. Nichols, P20GM103466) funded by National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is a statewide program with our undergraduate institutions and community colleges. INBRE mission is to get students involved in biomedical research from the beginning of their college experience.

QHS serves as the INBRE Bioinformatics/Biostatistics Core and provides relevant bioinformatics, computational, and biostatistical support for all junior investigators, their staff, and INBRE affiliated investigators and students. The core offers comprehensive bioinformatical and biostatistical service and support, research, and training and education.

U54 Mountain West CTR-IN

Mountain West Clinical Translational Research – Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) grant (PI: P. Kumar, U54GM104944) funded by NIGMS is comprised of 13 universities across seven mountain west states with a mission to accelerate the development of capacity, and institutional culture change, to increase the quantity, and quality of successful NIH grant applications in clinical and translational research.

QHS participates as part of the Design, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Core and provides comprehensive support for study design, biostatistics, and data management as a centralized, coordinated resource. We collaborate closely with investigators in developing innovative research designs and biostatistical methodologies.

Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Disease Research

Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Disease Research (PCEIDR) grant (PI: R. Yanagihara, P30GM114737) is funded by National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The principal objective of the Phase III COBRE for emerging infectious diseases is to enhance the conditions that accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, heighten research productivity and increase competitiveness for extramural funding.

QHS serves as the Bioinformatics Core and provides relevant bioinformatics, computational, and biostatistical support to include research design, database design and management, data analysis, results interpretation and dissemination, and quantitative health sciences training.