Bioscience Research Infrastructure Development for Grant Enhancement and Success

RCMI-BRIDGES is a NIH-supported program whose aim is to foster research and grant success at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UHM) as the leading minority institution in the Pacific region.

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The research environment is facilitated via the following core activities: histopathology and microscopy, proteomics, behavior and electrophysiology, magnetic resonance imaging, human tissue biorepositories, bioinformatics, and biostatistics and research ethics. Each of these cores provides facilities and/or service to the UHM research community, and this website serves as a primary portal to each core. In addition, a key mechanism for direct support is provided by a core pilot project program. All of the activities are integrated with the RMATRIX, INBRE, COBRE and CNPHDR programs.

RCMI-BRIDGES Core Directors

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Dr. Marla Berry (mberry at hawaii.edu) is the Principal Investigator of RCMI-BRIDGES.
The Program Coordinator is Susan Ordinado (susano at hawaii.edu).
The Pilot Program is headed by Dr. Mariana Gerschenson (gerschen at hawaii.edu).
The Program Director is Dr. Robert Nichols (robert.nichols at hawaii.edu).

RCMI-BRIDGES is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (G12 MD007601) at the National Institutes of Health


All activities under RCMI-BRIDGES are evaluated via an independent Evaluation Core.