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The Hawaii IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) aims to enhance the caliber of scientific faculty and students in Hawaii by providing a pipeline of qualified community college students interested in biomedical careers to four-year institutions.

INBRE Internships

INBRE provides support for research internships every semester.  Funding is provided for research cash awards and laboratory supplies for student participants.  INBRE is expanding the number of internship opportunities for students at Windward Community College and other laboratories.

Students will perform a semester-long research internship, working in his or her research mentor’s laboratory.

Upon completion of INBRE research experience, students will be required to present a research poster at the JABSOM Biomedical Symposium and write a short scientific research paper in Spring 2017.

Research Cash Award: 



WCC students with a 2.75 cumulative GPA who have completed at least one year of their program of study.

WCC INBRE Campus Coordinator

Leticia U. Colmenares, PhD

If interested, please contact Dr. Colmenares ( at least one week before the deadline.

This program is supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Science (2 P20 GM103466) at the National Institutes of Health.