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2011

PRESENTED BY
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Ala Moana Hotel
SUMMER STUDENT
RESEARCH PROGRAM
An Investment in the
Future of Medicine
Hawaii Pacifc Health
Celebating
Year
Research Scholars attend EPIC Class
Our frst day of the program was spent
contemplating the complex questions of
medical and research ethics, and I knew
then that this would be a summer of
exploration and change.
2011 SSRP Research Scholars
Path to Kalaupapa
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The opportunities it has to offer are endless.
Every day has
something new and
exciting.
On Cover: Dr. Michael H. Plumer and Research Scholar Eddy Zandee van Rilland
on the tour of Wilcox Memorial Hospital and Kauai Medical Clinic
Pathway to Medicine
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Hawaii Pacifc Health welcomes you to the Scientifc Presentation featuring our twelve Research Scholars who participated in the
2011 Summer Student Research Program (SSRP). Each Research Scholar conducted a project, and today, will present the results
of their research fndings with their physician mentors.
On Sunday, July 31, 2011 Alumni, parents, physicians, donors, and friends of the SSRP attended Celebrating 25 Years: An
Investment in the Future of Medicine at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. In addition to reacquainting ourselves with SSRP Alumni and
physician volunteers, it was a great opportunity to see everyone and commemorate this milestone.
Established in 1986, this unique program partners the experience of participating in a clinical research project, with a structured
medical curriculum highlighted by the life cycle of research meetings, careers in medicine talk-story sessions with physicians,
and visits to our Hawaii Pacifc Health affliated hospitals---Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical
Center, Straub Clinic & Hospital, and Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Kauai.
Our students took advantage of every opportunity to observe surgeries and shadow physicians. They listened intently and
asked questions during each talk-story session to grasp as much information about many specialties in medicine. Through this
curriculum and optional activities, the Research Scholars learned about research design and methodology, and got a favor of the
role of clinical research in the daily practice of medicine.
To our principal investigators from Kapiolani, Pali Momi and Straub, thank you for sharing your research projects and spending
personal time from your busy schedules to mentor a student. To our careers in medicine physician volunteers and tour escorts,
and to so many other physicians who allowed our students to shadow and observe their surgeries, your contribution added to the
success of the program.
A special thanks to Dr. Kathy Kozak who invited the research scholars to discuss their studies on her radio program, The Body
Show.
Congratulations to the 2011 Research Scholars. You have worked hard the past eight weeks. We felt your enthusiasm, your
curiosity intrigued us, and we were challenged by your questions.
We wish you every success in the future and we hope the SSRP has inspired you to continue your journey toward a career in
medicine.
Sincerely,
S. Kalani Brady, MD, MPH, FACP Curtis B. Kamida, MD, FACR
Co-Director Co-Director
Summer Student Research Program Summer Student Research Program
Dr. Curtis B. Kamida
Dr. S. Kalani Brady
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Celebrating 25 Years - An Investment in the Future of Medicine
As one of the states leading health care providers, Hawaii Pacifc
Health has the responsibility to invest in the future of medicine in
Hawaii. One of the ways to fulfll this commitment is through its
Summer Student Research Program, also known as SSRP.
The SSRP is part of a tradition of excellence that began in 1986.
Each summer, 6 to 12 undergraduate college students are
competitively selected from a feld of outstanding applicants on the
basis of their outstanding scholarship and commitment to pursuing
a career in medicine.
During the past 25 years, more than 250 students have participated
in this invaluable hands-on introduction to the real world of medicine
and clinical research. Many of our Alumni have gone on to medical/
research programs at prestigious institutions nationwide, and
several have returned to Hawaii to practice.
Chuck Sted, President and CEO of Hawaii
Pacifc Health, welcomes guests of the
25th Anniversary Celebration.
Ray Vara, Executive Vice President and CEO of Operations of
Hawaii Pacifc Health speaks with the 2011 SSRP Research
Scholars in a careers in medicine talk-story session.
Celebating
Year
Its a great program and it had
been based just at Straub and
now its all across the system,
so its just fantastic. Now I am
meeting young doctors who are
with us, either in private practice,
or employed at Straub who have
come through the program.
One of the critical components
to any great health care
institution is research and
education. We see this program
as a real opportunity to begin
developing the next generation of
health care professionals.
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Dr. Brandy Kaneshiro Yeung (1997 SSRP Alumni) talking
with Dr. Albert Yeung (Radiologist) and Dr. Randy Yates
(Chief Medical Offcer) of Straub Clinic & Hospital.
Dr. S. Kalani Brady with Dr. David Andrew and
Dr. Robert Kistner, former directors of the Straub
Foundation, who established the SSRP in 1986.
Dr. Jerris Hedges, Dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at
Manoa, with SSRP Alumni who are attending JABSOM Medical SchoolFront Row: Sony Ton,
Dr. Hedges, and Sean Matsuwaka. Back Row: Nicole Shirakawa, Brooke Yorita, Neil Onizuka,
Emmanuel De Jesus, Michael Yim, Emily Pak, and Be Thi Ho.
Parents of the Alumni who greeted our guests
at the Celebrating 25 Years event Launa
Luk, Betlynda and Maynard Young, Aileen Yim,
Ken Lum, Sherri Loo, Margie and Ric Wo, and
Kathy and Kazuo Shirakawa.
Dr. Virginia Pressler, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Offcer of Hawaii Pacifc Health discussed
health care reform with the Research Scholars.
Dr. Kenneth Robbins, Executive Vice President
and Chief Medical Offcer of Hawaii Pacifc
Health speaks to Alumni and parents at the
celebration brunch.
The students really get a sense to
know what its like to be a physician
as well as to get the opportunity to do
research and learn presentation skills.
I am excited for any
opportunity we have to
have our youth in Hawaii
get excited about a health
care career, whatever
it might be, and we can
attract them to come and
practice in Hawaii.
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WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
S. Kalani Brady, MD, MPH, FACP, Moderator
Co-Director, Hawaii Pacifc Health Summer Student Research Program
PRESENTATIONS BY RESEARCH SCHOLARS
MEGAN KIRA, Senior, University of Hawaii
Project: Changes in Clinical Practices to Improve Outcomes in Very Low Birth Weight Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Principal Investigator: Sheree Kuo, MD
Co-Investigator: Lynn Iwamoto, MD
NIKKI KUMURA, Senior, University of California, Los Angeles
Project: Changes in Clinical Practices to Improve Outcomes in Very Low Birth Weight Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Principal Investigator: Sheree Kuo, MD
Co-Investigator: Lynn Iwamoto, MD
ANGELA KIM, Senior, Carleton College
Project: Characterization of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Hospitalizations of Infants and Children in Hawaii
Principal Investigator: Milette Oliveros, MD
Co-Investigator: Venkataraman Balaraman, MD
JANNA TAYLOR, Senior, University of Denver
Project: Correlation of Laboratory Measurements to Degree of Anticoagulation in Patients Supported on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Principal Investigator: Len Tanaka, MD
STEPHANIE CHU, Senior, Wellesley College
Project: Resectable Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes for Patients Treated by Straub Clinic & Hospital Oncologists
Principal Investigators: Keola Beale, MD & C Galen Choy, MD
JUSTIN LEE, Junior, Stanford University
Project: Outpatient Prevalence of Core Measures Documentation for Heart Failure Patients
Principal Investigator: Hingson Chun, MD
MARI KUBOYAMA, Senior, University of Hawaii
Project: Surgical Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Endovascular Procedures for Varicose Veins
Principal Investigator: Elna Masuda, MD
MONICA ARNOLD, Junior, New York University
Project: Neuropsychological Test Results of High School Athletes with Concussions and Subconcussions
Principal Investigator: William Tsushima, PhD
Program
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KELLY SHIBUYA, Junior, Carnegie Mellon University
Project: Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Outcomes
Principal Investigator: Randal Liu, MD & Ian Okazaki, MD
LEE HARUNO, Junior, University of Notre Dame
Project: Defning Emerging Trends in a Team Triage Emergency Department Setting
Principal Investigator: James Kakuda, MD
EDDY ZANDEE VAN RILLAND, Senior, Johns Hopkins University
Project: The Role of Arthroscopy in Treating the Symptomatic Total Knee Arthroplasty
Principal Investigator: James Scoggin, MD
Co-Investigator: Cass Nakasone, MD
Project: Assessment of Injuries Sustained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament Competition in Hawaii
Principal Investigator: James Scoggin, MD
Co-Investigator: Byron Izuka, MD
KIMBERLEE HASHIBA, Senior, Northwestern University
Project: Surfers Myelopathy: A Clinicoradiologic Study
Principal Investigator: Beau Nakamoto, MD
Co-Investigator: Brian Sinclair, MD
EDDY ZANDEE VAN RILLAND, Senior, Johns Hopkins University
Project: Failure Rate with the Trabecular Metal Base Plate Following Total Knee Replacements
Principal Investigator: Cass Nakasone, MD
KIMBERLEE HASHIBA, Senior, Northwestern University
Project: Type of Breast Biopsy for Initial Diagnosis of Suspicious Lesions
Co-Investigators: Bryan Gushiken, MD, Curtis Kamida, MD & James Sheperd, MD
MESSAGE FROM RESEARCH SCHOLARS
Nikki Kumura & Janna Taylor, Class Delegates
PRESENTATION OF AWARDS AND CERTIFICATES
S. Kalani Brady, MD, MPH, FACP
Curtis B. Kamida, MD
2011
SUMMER STUDENT
RESEARCH PROGRAM
An Investment in the
Future of Medicine
Hawaii Pacifc Health
Celebating
Year
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Monica Arnold
Junior, New York University
My interest in medicine began after suffering from two ACL tears in the same year; one as a senior in high
school and the other as a freshman in college. During that year, I had a lot of time to contemplate my
upcoming surgeries and the long recovery ahead. It was then that I began asking the orthopedic surgeon
questions about specifc areas of the knee, and requested if I could have the images from the surgery. That
same year, a friend underwent shoulder surgery and again my curiosity was captured. I offered to help with
his physical therapy and from that moment on I havent looked back from the world of medicine. I stumbled
upon the Hawaii Pacifc Health (HPH) Summer Student Research Program (SSRP) after that same friend
encouraged me to seek out research opportunities. Upon applying to the program, I had very little confdence
that I would be accepted, as I had no prior research experience and the program was extremely competitive. However, today I am
blessed to be part of such a prestigious program.
Never did I expect to get so much access to the medical feld. The SSRP offers a wide variety of unique opportunities, such as
touring all of the HPH facilities, meeting the Director of Admissions of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, shadowing physicians
in their clinic, learning the history of Hansens Disease at Kalaupapa, and talking with physicians or medical administrators about
their careers. I am also thrilled to have seen surgeons at their best, whether it is an ophthalmologist performing eye muscle surgery,
or a plastic surgeon reconstructing a breast, or a cardiothoracic surgeon putting a heart on bypass. However, it is the opportunity to
do research that I am most grateful for, as it has given me the skills and knowledge that I was hoping to gain.
Overall, I am honored to walk away with new friendships, a unique perspective of medicine, and gratitude to all of
the physicians and members of HPH who helped make my summer unforgettable. Particularly prominent in my
experience are Dr. Tsushima for his patience and priceless mentoring, Dr. Brady for his enthusiasm and guidance,
Dr. Kamida for his advice and kindness, Dr. Geling for her support and skills, my fellow Research Scholars for the
laughter and memories, and the HPH Conference Services staff for the management of the program.
Monica and Principal Investigator William Tsushima, PhD, a psychologist
at Straub Clinic & Hospital, discuss their research project.
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Stephanie Chu
Senior, Wellesley College
Ive always known I wanted to go into medicine since I was a freshman in high school. All I needed to do was
follow my plan: take the MCATs, apply to medical school, and become a radiation oncologist - no big deal. But
after my experience in Hawaii Pacifc Healths (HPH) Summer Student Research Program (SSRP), I realized
that life doesnt always go the way you plan. There are a wide variety of opportunities in medicine that I had
never considered before, and SSRP opened my eyes to them.
Have you ever seen a beating heart? Before SSRP, I would have never dreamed I would have the chance to
see anything as amazing as an open heart bypass surgery, or any surgery for that matter. As a lucky research
scholar I was able to observe several different surgeries, in numerous areas, ranging from orthopedics to
vascular. I had never seen medicine so physically vivid and dynamic. It was exciting and I enjoyed all of my trips to the OR, even if it
meant losing a few extra hours of sleep.
Comparatively, the trip to Kalaupapa was a time for refection and understanding. I feel so blessed to have been given the
opportunity to interact with and see people who have had the strength to rebuild their lives, and forgive the terrible effects of
disease. It forever changed my life.
At the end of these amazing eight-weeks, I have many people to thank for their time and generosity: to all of the physicians and
administrators for giving us tours of the HPH facilities, sharing all of your personal experiences, and willingly giving us your advice,
Dr. Kamida for always keeping us on track, Dr. Brady for your encouragement and support, Dr. Geling for all of your patience, the
wonderful conference staff, the best research scholar class ever, and most of all, my mentors Dr. Beale & Dr. Choy
for their invaluable guidance in completing my research project. Thank you all for making me a better person and
hopefully one day a better doctor.
Stephanie meets with Co-Principal Investigators, C Galen Choy, MD (left) and
Keola Beale, MD (right); both are oncologists at Straub Clinic & Hospital.
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Lee Haruno
Junior, University of Notre Dame
I feel truly fortunate to have had such a unique opportunity to explore all of the engaging perspectives,
settings, and facets of the dynamic medical feld. Through a variety of exciting resources at our disposal, this
program has helped to foster and enhance my understanding of clinical practice, and has profoundly validated
my desire to pursue a medical education.
I am grateful for the patience and guidance of my Principal Investigator, Dr. James Kakuda. His passion and
vision were instrumental throughout our project. I was afforded tremendous career insight and thoroughly
enjoyed shadowing Dr. Kakuda at Pali Momi Medical Center. I would also like to share my sincere appreciation
with the many individuals at Pali Momi Medical Center, the Corporate Offces of Hawaii Pacifc Health, and
Conference Services who made our research project possible, and provided such a diverse, immersive, and infuential experience.
As Dr. Brady and Dr. Kamida often impress upon us medicine is an inspired calling one that compels us to serve, express
compassion, seek learning opportunities, and build relationships. It has been an honor to share the many memorable experiences of
this program with my 11 talented and enthusiastic peers. I certainly look forward to our continued growth and wish you all the best as
we continue to pursue our aspirations.
When we frst began our summer with Hawaii Pacifc Health, we were told that our involvement with the program represents an
investment in the future of medicine. I can only hope that as we continue to cultivate our vocational values and refne our individual
passions, we can someday reinvest our experiences and opportunities in the service of the community.
Principal Investigator James Kakuda, MD, a surgical oncologist
at Pali Momi Medical Center, and Lee scrub for surgery.
Medical Education does not exist to provide
students with a way of making a living,
but to ensure the health of the community.
Dr. Rudolf Virchow
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Kimberlee Hashiba
Senior, Northwestern University
As my eyes glazed over in an attempt to memorize stacks of notes for my biochemistry midterm, I began to
wonder, even doubt, why I had chosen to pursue a career in medicine. Id always known I wanted to become
a doctor, but the long, trying nights of rote memorization had begun to weaken my resolve. Still a hopeful
premed, I applied to SSRP hoping to gain a better idea of what a career in medicine really entailed and to have
the opportunity to work on research that was more immediately connected to patient care. SSRP has since
exceeded my greatest expectations and moreover, has reminded me why I aspired to become a physician in
the frst place.
This summer, Ive been fortunate to experience the world of medicine often hidden behind closed doors. It has
been eye-opening to observe surgeries and to be able to witness what I have learned in the classroom come to life. By touring HPH
facilities, shadowing doctors, visiting Kalaupapa, putting on a program at Lanakila Senior Center, and having informal meetings with
physicians and hospital administrators, Ive gained a much better insight into what practicing medicine in Hawaii is all about. I leave
SSRP with a greater appreciation for the research process and am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work on two amazing
projects. Time and time again we were told by physicians, You have to love what you do. Everyone Ive met this summer has been
an inspiration, and I am indebted to SSRP for helping renew my passion for medicine.
I would like to thank my Principal Investigators, Dr. Kamida, Dr. Sheperd, Dr.
Nakamoto, Dr. Sinclair and Dr. Gushiken for their guidance and support, and for
taking time out of their busy schedules to work with me this summer. Thank you
Dr. Geling for your assistance throughout the research process and Dr. Brady for
your public speaking advice and the memorable tour of Kalaupapa. Thank you to
the ladies of conference services for everything you do. Last, but certainly not least,
I want to thank my fellow students. Weve grown close over the past eight weeks
and, because of you, I looked forward to work each day and could always count on
having a good time. I couldnt have asked for a better groupyou made this a truly
amazing and unforgettable experience.
Curtis B. Kamida, MD (left) and Beau Nakamoto, MD,
neurologist at Straub Clinic and Hospital, on the right.
Brian Sinclair, MD, Radiologist at
Straub Clinic & Hospital with Kimi.
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Angela Kim
Senior, Carleton College
For as long as I can remember Ive wanted to be a doctor. Driving along the H1 as a kid, I would look up at
the big pink hospital, and with childish naivety, tell my mom that one day I would buy that hospital for her.
Since then, my interest in biology and my respect for doctors has kept me on the path towards medicine.
However, it wasnt until this program that Im truly beginning to understand what it means to be a doctor.
Listening to Dr. Brady, as he took us all around Kalaupapa, telling us stories of patients and the horrors
and joys theyve experienced throughout their lives, I realized the importance of the non-science aspect
of medicine. Being a good physician means knowing the science that makes the human body work and
sometimes fail, but it also means having compassion and understanding for the many different cultural
backgrounds of patients, and an overall respect for human dignity. Another very informative part of this program was the Careers in
Medicine series, where doctors from various specialties came and talked to us about what they do and how they got into medicine.
These talks provided a valuable look into the careers and lives of doctors, and inspired me to take a deeper look at why I wanted to
go into medicine.
I want to thank Dr. Oliveros and Dr. Balaraman for being great PIs to work with, being very open to explaining things, and especially
for being so approachable. Through this research experience Ive been able to see frst-hand the importance of research for
evaluating and improving medicine and care. Overall, this program has been a very eye-opening and thought-provoking experience.
I think that as I look back on all the advice given and frst-hand experiences with doctors, this program will have an immense
infuence on the kind of doctor I become. I want to thank Dr. Kamida, Dr. Brady, and all of the wonderful ladies at Conference
Services for making this program not only informative but fun and exciting as well.
Co-Principal Investigators Dr. Venkataraman Balaraman and Dr. Milette Oliveros,
perinatal medicine and neonatologists at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.
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Megan Kira
Senior, University of Hawaii
As I readied myself for the jump off the pier in Kalaupapa, Molokai, I felt a chill shoot down my spine as I
peered into the clear blue below. At the count of THREE! I launched myself off the edge and plunged into the
cold water that shocked my dry skin. After a few kicks I broke the waters surface and saw the gleeful faces
of my fellow scholars, who had jumped in also. Our anticipation of the jump off the pier reminded me of my
anticipation of the start of the SSRP, and like the jolt of the cold water, my introduction to the world of medicine
was slightly abrupt our frst day of the program was spent contemplating the complex questions of medical
and research ethics, and I knew then that this would be a summer of exploration and change.
For the past few weeks I have been exposed to something new and exciting on a daily basis: I have observed
open heart surgery, watched babies being born, completed a midnight shift in the emergency room, and chatted with some of
the most sought-after minds in health care. Through the SSRP, Ive gained precious insight that only comes from shadowing
and meeting physicians, and witnessing the gut-wrenching effects of illness and the heart-warming relationship between doctor
and patient. By touring various medical facilities and exploring the historical and mystical Kalaupapa peninsula, I was reminded
of Hawaiis rich heritage and the island community that continues to support my journey towards medicine. This program has
enlightened me to not only the current status of health care, but also the future, which I am more inspired than ever to join. Thank
you to Dr. Kamida, Dr. Brady, guest speakers, and sponsors who have invested in my classmates and my future.
My experience as part of the SSRP couldnt have been complete without the invaluable mentorship of Dr. Kuo and Dr. Iwamoto. I am
inspired to achieve the same dedication to the well-being of their patients, and words cannot express how grateful I am for their time,
patience, and words of wisdom as we worked towards the formidable goal of completing our study. Research,
they have taught me, is an integral part of the continuous improvement of medicine.
This summer has been a whirlwind that has swept me off my feet and dunked me into a pool of exciting
possibilities. I am happy to have plunged into the SSRP and emerged, invigorated, informed, and encouraged to
join the tradition of excellence produced by this unique program. Finally, to my eleven classmates, thank you for
all of the laughs and memories that have enriched these past weeks. I could not have asked to have taken the
plunge with better people than all of you.
Megan meets with Principal Investigator Dr. Sheree Kuo (center), and Co-Investigator
Dr. Lynn Iwamoto (right); neonatologists at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.
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Mari Kuboyama
Senior, University of Hawaii
During my undergraduate studies, I was always conficted between becoming a physician or a veterinarian.
After volunteering in both settings, I found the world of medicine to be more exciting and rewarding. Since my
exposure to medicine was very limited and my heart was not yet set on becoming a physician, I hoped to gain
a basic introduction to medicine and research through the Hawaii Pacifc Health Summer Student Research
Program. Little did I know that I would walk away from the program with invaluable insight, inspiration and
confdence to become a practicing physician here in Hawaii.
Nothing could have prepared me for observing my very frst open heart surgery. Watching bones being sawed
apart, blood shooting out of arteries, and seeing a heart beating right in front of my eyes was a sight I will
always remember. While some may cringe at the thought, I found the experience to be fascinating and could not wait to see more.
I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to observe many different surgeries and shadow physicians. Our Careers in Medicine
lunches provided great insight into the different lifestyles, personalities, and specialties of the physicians at Hawaii Pacifc Health.
It was especially valuable to hear each physicians journey in medicine, as well as their love for what they do.
I am grateful to have worked with Dr. Elna Masuda; thank you for your patience, kindness, and guidance throughout my research
experience. Youve introduced me to the exciting practice of a surgeon, and have shown me how to always be gracious and full of
life.
Participating in the HPH SSRP has provided me with amazing opportunities that no other program can offer. Thank you Hawaii
Pacifc Health, for allowing us to experience the best you have to offer; Dr. Kamida and Dr. Brady for your
genuine care, mentoring, and dedication to providing us the best opportunities; Dr. Geling for your expertise; the
Conference Services staff for planning our activities; and the uniquely wonderful research scholars who made this
an unforgettable experience. I am now ready and excited to embark on the journey ahead. Though I know it wont
be easy, I have seen through this program that the end result is absolutely worth it.
Mari Kuboyama with Principal Investigator Elna Masuda, MD,
a vascular surgeon at Straub Clinic & Hospital.
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Nikki Kumura
Senior, University of California, Los Angeles
Since childhood my heart was set to follow my dads footsteps in pursuing medicine. The ability for a doctor to
utilize her knowledge in touching the lives of others in powerful ways had always drawn me to the feld. Though
my conviction to apply to medical school was strong, I applied to SSRP to gain insight about clinical research
and experience for further direction.
These past 8 weeks exceeded all my expectations by far. I have been humbled to learn from inspiring
individuals who helped develop essential skills that would guide us in our careers and beyond. The breadth
of medical faculty has opened my eyes to the possibilities in career paths. We gained both clinical and public
health perspectives, and exposure to rural medicine, which fueled a curiosity in me to explore career options.
They had different lifestyles, personalities, and priorities in life. Yet, each had a radiating passion for their patients I want to emulate.
They stressed the importance of teamwork, and reminded me that a fulflling life that benefts others and myself requires that I
embrace who I am and remain true to my values.
The live-radio, the video interviewing, and Lanakila experiences channeled an unexpected reassurance to face fears and gain
self-confdence in public speaking. Our weekend trip to Kalaupapa instilled in me the healing power that comes from respecting the
human dignity that lies in everyone.
I am honored to have been a scholar this unforgettable summer, and have never been more motivated to pursue medicine. Thank
you Dr. Kuo, Dr. Iwamoto, Dr. Brady, and Dr. Kamida for your enthusiasm to share your wisdom and generosity. One day I hope to
return to Hawaii so I may give back as much as I received.
Nikki Kumura with Principal Investigator Dr. Sheree Kuo (right), and Co-Investigator Dr.
Lynn Iwamoto (left); neonatologists at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.
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Justin Lee
Junior, Stanford University
The past eight weeks were a transition.
It started with Uncertainty. On June 20, 2011, I wondered, during orientation, what the shadowing vs. research ratio
would be. Which physicians would we interact with, and how? Would my PI care about me? What exactly goes on
in Kalaupapa? At that time, I felt a rush of unease about medicine; would my pursuing medicine just be following the
physicians around me? Why walk down such a long and trying road? Will I have time for family at all as a physician?
What is the requisite temperament for a career in medicine? Can I, as just one physician, make a suffciently meaningful
impact in the world? How will I react to seeing bones buzz-sawed in half?
Next, came Experience. In the time we shared, I admired the methodological focus of doctors in life-saving operations. I took notes on the
down-to-business compassion of doctors serving patients and basked in the down-to-earth charm of doctors relaxing on vacation. I felt the
drive of exploring a potentially health care policy-changing research question. At the same time, I absorbed the philosophical life advice
and concerned guidance of my partner-in-research, Dr. Hingson Chun, as well as tens of other doctors. I thrived off the collaboration-and-
camaraderie-dual-effect of working around similar-minded students, all with personalities and life experiences as interesting as open-heart
cardiothoracic surgery.
A wise person encouraged, this program is about Justin in the future, and it is true: these rare opportunities set the stage for a future Vision.
Through SSRP experiences, many of my uncertainties, which once seemed irremediable, have been addressed. New questions have arisen,
but I anticipate them excitedly, knowing that I face the path ahead with a newly gained brood of friends, an arsenal of relevant experiences,
and some of the worlds best people behind me.
Justin with Principal Investigator Hingson Chun, MD,
electrophysiologist at Straub Heart Center.
Dont get too old before you learn what is real for you.
Dr. Hingson Chun
You gotta do what you love.
Dr. Curtis Kamida
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Kelly Shibuya
Junior, Carnegie Mellon University
Until recently, I didnt think much about my future. When asked about possible career decisions, I would joke
about how I didnt even know what I would be eating for lunch, while secretly devising a plan to change the
subject. All I knew was that I liked science, but the idea of becoming a physician was intimidating to say the
least.
The SSRP provided me with a truly humbling opportunity to witness and explore the medical feld. Between
early mornings spent observing surgeries in the OR, lunches with physicians of various specialties, touring
medical facilities, travelling to Kalaupapa, and, of course, carrying out clinical research, I couldnt have asked
for a better summer. I never knew that, as an undergraduate, I could have so many unique and eye-opening
opportunities tossed my way. Before this program, my conception of a doctor consisted of only the dramatic lives of those portrayed
in Greys Anatomy. However, through my SSRP experiences, I have realized the breadth of medicine, and have been exposed to the
various perspectives on the personal and professional lives of physicians.
This summer has shown me the true rewards of being a physician. From witnessing the joys of a couple frst discovering the sex
of their child to the delicacy of open-heart surgery, I have seen frst hand what doctors go through and have learned that their job
requires more than just mastering medical knowledge.
Thank you to Dr. Liu and Dr. Okazaki for your patience and support throughout this program. I truly appreciate the time you
both took to guide me through this great research experience. Thank you also to Dr. Geling, Dr. Kamida, Dr. Brady, the ladies of
conference services, and all the physicians who helped us make the most of our summer. And fnally, thank you to
my 11 fellow research scholars for your endless entertainment through it all. Because of the SSRP, I am no longer
hesitant to commit myself to a future career as a physician, and I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.
Kelly meets with Co-Principal Investigators, Ian Okazaki, MD (left) and
Randal Liu, MD (right); both are oncologists at Straub Clinic & Hospital.
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Janna Taylor
Senior, University of Denver
I distinctly remember my frst writing assignment of second grade. On the frst day of school we were asked to
write about our summer vacation. I immediately began describing my family trip to Disneyland. I flled pages
about how I had met Ariel, my favorite Disney character, rode atop Dumbo, and even hugged Mickey Mouse.
Now fourteen years later, I will return to the University of Denver for my senior year. When my friends ask how
I spent my summer, I wont know where to begin.
Should I start with all the surgeries Ive been fortunate enough to observe? Such as a pediatric open-heart
surgery, knee revision, twin caesarean section, and many more. Or should I begin with the numerous
Careers in Medicine talks we shared with doctors and administrators? And I cant leave out my research
project with Dr. Len Tanaka on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, a life-saving device that helps to support pediatric patients
who otherwise have a slim chance of surviving on their own. I could even describe my unique and unforgettable experience to
Kalaupapa, or our community service presentation at Lanakila Senior Center.
At the beginning of these eight short weeks, I expected to learn about the life of a doctor and discover if medicine was for me. I was
thrilled to discover that my experiences this summer exceeded my expectations. Not only did this program confrm my desire to
practice medicine, it additionally instilled in me the importance of being a life-long learner.
I feel so fortunate to be a part of this program. The opportunities it has to offer are endless, and I am grateful to all those who made
it possible for my peers and I to have such an incredible summer.
Thank you Dr. Tanaka for your patience, time, and guidance. I never expected to learn so much about a project
that was completely new to me eight weeks ago. This ECMO research project has been an invaluable part of my
SSRP experience and I am glad I was able to contribute to something bigger than myself.
I would additionally like to thank Dr. Kamida, Dr. Brady, Dr. Geling, the Conference Services staff, the ECMO
team (Hanuola program), and all the faces of Hawaii Pacifc Health for your advice, constant support, and
encouragement.
Dr. Kalani Brady said at the 25th Anniversary of the SSRP when describing the program, Disneyland aint got
nothing on us. Its been such a magical summer, and when I think back on this 8-week whirlwind, I know for a fact
that hes right.
Principal Investigator Len Tanaka, MD, a pediatric intensivist at
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.
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Eddy Zandee van Rilland
Senior, Johns Hopkins University
Prior to this program, the process of conducting a clinical research project and writing a journal-worthy paper
was completely foreign to me. However, under the direct mentorship of Dr. Nakasone and Dr. Scoggin, as well
as the statistical knowledge and guidance of Dr. Geling, I was able to take full advantage of the opportunity,
and for that I am very thankful. I also would like to extend my deep gratitude to Dr. Kamida and Dr. Brady for
their continued support; their leadership and expertise was of great value throughout the entire duration of the
program.
The second aspect of the program that made it truly unique was the extensive interactions with physicians
through shadowing and frequent sessions with various members of the medical community. Through my
experiences shadowing Dr. Nakasone and Dr. Scoggin, I was able to observe two distinct characteristics that I have come to greatly
admire: a strong dedication to their work and patients, and a continued sense of intellectual curiosity and commitment to learning.
These are characteristics that I will forever hold in high regard.
Furthermore, through conversations with a broad range of practicing physicians and health care administrators, I was able to
gain a much broader understanding of the very unique lifestyles of physicians in various felds of medicine here in Hawaii . More
importantly, their insight has helped me better prepare myself for the challenges that I will undoubtedly be faced with in the years
ahead.
The Summer Student Research Program has been a thoroughly enriching experience through the successful combination of clinical
research, physician shadowing, and conversations with distinguished members of Hawaii s medical community.
The program has not only reinforced my strong desire to pursue a career in medicine, but it has also strengthened
my connection and attachment to Hawaii and the local community.
I would like to close by thanking the staff, organizers, and supporters of the HPH SSRP. This summer has been
a truly enjoyable and stimulating experience, and has left me both humbled and motivated. To my eleven fellow
research scholars- work hard, have fun, and continue to strive for excellence. Good luck to you all!
Principal Investigators James Scoggin, MD (left), an orthopedic surgeon in private practice and
Cass Nakasone, MD (right), an orthopedic surgeon at Straub Bone & Joint Center.
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A Passion for Medicine - Our Mentors
Venkataraman Balaraman, MBBS
Perinatal Medicine and Neonatology
Kapiolani Medical Center for
Women & Children
C Galen Choy, MD
Oncology
Straub Clinic & Hospital
Bryan Gushiken, MD
Breast Radiology
Kapiolani Breast Center
James Kakuda, MD
Surgical Oncology
Pali Momi Medical Center
Sheree Kuo, MD
Neonatology
Kapiolani Medical Center
for Women & Children
Keola Beale, MD
Oncology
Straub Clinic & Hospital
Hingson Chun, MD
Electrophysiology
Straub Heart Center
Lynn Iwamoto, MD
Neonatology
Kapiolani Medical Center for
Women & Children
Curtis B. Kamida, MD, FACR
Radiology
Straub Clinic & Hospital
Randal J. Liu, MD
Oncology
Straub Clinic & Hospital
Byron Izuka, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Childrens Orthopaedics of
Hawaii LLC
My PI is always available, very supportive,
a great teacher, and genuinely caring.
It has been a true privilege to work
with my PI. His passion and vision were
instrumental throughout our project.
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Elna M. Masuda, MD
Vascular Surgery
Straub Clinic & Hospital
Cass K. Nakasone, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Straub Bone & Joint Center
Milette Oliveros, MD
Neonatology
Kapiolani Medical Center for
Women & Children
James Sheperd, MD
Radiology
Straub Clinic & Hospital
Len Tanaka, MD
Pediatric Intensivist
Kapiolani Medical Center
for Women & Children
Beau Nakamoto, MD
Neurology
Straub Clinic & Hospital
Ian Okazaki, MD
Oncology
Straub Clinic & Hospital
James Scoggin, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Private Practice
Brian Sinclair, MD
Radiology
Straub Clinic & Hospital
William T. Tsushima, PhD
Clinical Psychology
Straub Clinic & Hospital
His experience and intelligence are apparent.
He is willing to go the extra mile for me.
SSRP couldnt have been complete without the invaluable mentorship of my PIs.
Words cannot express how grateful I am for their time, patience, and words of wisdom.
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Hawaii Pacifc Health
Research Institute
David Horio, MD
Andrea Siu, MPH
Health Sciences Library
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii
Leah Gazan
Research Study Design/ Biostatistics
Olga Geling, PhD
Medical Ethics and Patient Rights
Curtis B. Kamida, MD
How to Write a Research Paper
Olga Geling, PhD
How to Present Your Research
S. Kalani Brady, MD, MPH, FACP
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
University of Hawaii
Guest speakers presented elements of research, from idea
generation to statistical analysis, and presentation of research.
Dr. David Horio and Andrea Siu, MPH from Hawaii
Pacifc Health Research Institute, meet with the
students to discuss research at Hawaii Pacifc Health.
Principal Investigator Dr. Len Tanaka introduces
his ECMO team to Research Scholar Janna Taylor.
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Lee Haruno and Justin Lee in the
Hawaii Pacifc Health Simulation Lab.
On the JABSOM tour,
Research Scholars met with
Dr. Satoru Izutsu, Vice Dean
and Director of Admissions.
Dr. Olga Geling, Reseach Consultant and Biostatistician, discusses research
results with Drs. Beale and Choy and Research Scholar Stephanie Chu.
Research Scholars visited the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii,
University of Hawaii and met with Researcher Dr. Wen-Ming Chu.
Life Cycle of Research (continued)
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Careers in Medicine
Anesthesiology
Lucie Roux, MD
Cardiology
Hingson Chun, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Mark Grattan, MD
Dermatology
Jay Grekin, MD
Emergency Medicine
Jennifer Ping, MD
Family Practice
Dale Glenn, MD
Health Care Reform
Virginia Pressler, MD, MBA
Executive Vice President
Chief Strategic Offcer
Hawaii Pacifc Health
Health Care Administration
Kenneth Robbins, MD
Chief Medical Offcer
Hawaii Pacifc Health
Raymond P. Vara, Jr.
Executive Vice President
& CEO of Operations
Hawaii Pacifc Health
Randy Yates, MD
Chief Medical Offcer
Straub Clinic & Hospital
Infectious Disease
Francis Pien, MD
Internal Medicine
Todd China, MD
Kathleen Kozak, MD
Intensive Care
Malcolm Haruno, MD
Kistner Vein Clinic of Hawaii
Robert L. Kistner, MD
Neonatology
Venkataraman Balaraman, MD
Neurosurgery
Mark Gerber, MD
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Bradley Sakaguchi, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Cass Nakasone, MD
Oncology
C Galen Choy, MD
Keola Beale, MD
Randal Liu, MD
Ian Okazaki, MD
Ophthalmology
Kenneth Lee, MD
Otolaryngology
Alfred Park, MD
Patient Safety and Quality Service
Melinda J. Ashton, MD
Vice President, Patient Safety and
Quality Services
Hawaii Pacifc Health
Pediatrics
Keith Matsumoto, MD
Pediatric Intensive Care
Len Tanaka, MD
Plastic Surgery
David Cho, MD
Radiology
Rosalyn Cheng, MD
Curtis Kamida, MD
Tour: Albert Yeung, MD
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Satoru Izutsu, PhD
Vascular Surgery
Elna Masuda, MD
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Dr. Keith Matsumoto, Pediatrician
with Kapiolani Medical Specialists
Dr. Rosalyn Cheng, Radiologist at Straub Clinic & Hospital
Dr. Bradley Sakaguchi, OB-GYN with Straub Clinic & Hospital
Dr. Melinda Ashton, Vice President of Service Excellence
and Quality Services for Hawaii Pacifc Health
Careers In Medicine (continued)
Dr. Mark Grattan,
Cardiothoracic Surgeon at
Straub Clinic & Hospital
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Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
Kenneth T. Nakamura, MD
Chief Medical Offcer
Kapiolani Medical Center for
Women & Children

Pali Momi Medical Center
Jen Chahanovich
Chief Operating Offcer
Straub Clinic & Hospital
Art Gladstone
Chief Operating Offcer
Straub Clinic & Hospital
Wilcox Memorial Hospital/Kauai Medical Clinic
Geri Young, MD
Chief Medical Offcer
Kauai Medical Clinic
Hawaii Pacifc Health Simulation Lab
Paul Patterson, RN, BSN, CCRN
Behind the Scenes with Hawaii Pacifc Health
The Research Scholars enjoyed the visit to the pathology lab
with Dr. Mark Pitts, Pathologist at Pali Momi Medical Center.
Principal Investigator Hingson
Chun, MD invited the students to
the Straub Heart Center to learn
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Tour of Radiology Department Monica Arnold,
Mari Kuboyama, Lee Haruno and Angela Kim.
Dressed in scrubs, the Research Scholars visited the ER as part of their
tour of Wilcox Memorial Hospital and Kauai Medical Clinic on Kauai.
Dr. Kenneth Nakamura, Chief Medical
Offcer of Kapiolani Medical Center
for Women & Children, takes the
Research Scholars on a tour.
The Students visited the Hawaii Pacifc Health
Simulation Lab with Paul Patterson, RN, BSN, CCRN.
Tours (continued)
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Dr. Brady presented how to present your research and tutored the students in preparation
for the Healthy Aging community service project and the Scientifc Presentations.
Each year, Dr. Kamida has personally escorted the
Research Scholars through the Radiology Lab.
Olga Geling, our Research Consultant and Biostatistician, discusses
the research results with Dr. James Scoggin, Research Scholar
Eddy Zandee van Rilland and Dr. Cass Nakasone.
As Dr. Brady and Dr. Kamida often impress upon us
medicine is an inspired calling one that compels
us to serve, express compassion, seek learning
opportunities, and build relationships.
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On July 18, 2011 the 12 Research Scholars organized a community health event,
Healthy Aging, at the Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center. 200 seniors attended to
hear presentations on Alzheimers, The Golden Years, Good Hygiene, Medications,
Nutrition, and Fitness. Registered Dietitian, Amy Tousman, and Skip Ludloff, a Certifed
Aerobics Instructor with the Kapiolani Womens Center, followed the presentations with
a healthy cooking demonstration and a rousing session of Chair Robics! The event is
supported by the M. Lou Hefey Endowment established at the Straub Foundation.
Healthy Living - Promoting Life-Long Learning
Research Scholars Mari
Kuboyama, Kelly Shibuya,
Stephanie Chu, Justin Lee,
and Nikki Kumura begin
registration for Healthy
Aging at the Lanakila Multi-
Purpose Senior Center.
Kimberlee Hashiba and Angela Kim present Get Ahead, Know Your Meds, assisted by Nikki Kumura,
Eddy Zandee van Rilland, and Stephanie Chu.
Amy Tousman, assisted by Janna Taylor,
demonstrates how to prepare spicy maple baked
beans. Samples were shared with the participants.
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The Research Scholars had the rare opportunity to observe surgeries and shadow physicians of various specialties. Several of the students
visited the, The Body Show, a weekly radio program on Hawaii Public Radio, hosted by Kathleen Kozak, MD, Internal Medicine, Straub
Clinic & Hospital.
Kimberlee Hashiba and Angela Kim work on their research projects.
Dr. Albert Yeung,
Radiologist at Straub
Clinic & Hospital,
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Monica Arnold.
Monica Arnold and Kelly Shibuya distribute samples of spicy maple baked beans
to seniors following the cooking demonstration at the Healthy Aging program at
Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center.
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The Research Scholars had the opportunity to meet and talk with our
Alumni at the Celebrate 25 Years event at The Kahala Hotel & Resort.
Research Scholars Mari Kuboyama, Megan Kira, Nikki Kumura, Stephanie Chu,
Angela Kim and Kimberlee Hashiba taking a tour of Kalaupapa.
Dr. Robert L. Kistner, a
vascular surgeon, met with
the Research Scholars at
the Kistner Vein Clinic.
Dr. Kathleen Kozak, internal medicine at Straub Clinic & Hospital, and 2011 Research
Scholars had a chance to talk about their experience on The Body Show.
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Acknowledgements
Mahalo to the Major Sponsors of SSRP:
Chia-Ling Chang Endowment
M. Lou Hefey Endowment
Guy Champion and John C. Milnor Endowment
Pietsch Family Trust
Berni Francis Schiller Endowment
Henry A. Walker, Jr. Research and Education Fund
Straub Foundation, an affliate of Hawaii Pacifc Health, acknowledges the following donors for their generous support of
the Summer Student Research Program:
Anonymous
Dr. & Mrs. Cedric K. Akau
Ms. Lucille M. Almon
Dr. and Mrs. David J. Andrew
Anonymous
Bank of Hawaii
Ms. Elizabeth Beck
Mr. & Mrs. James R. Bolan
Mr. Zadoc W. Brown, Sr.
Dr. Edwin C. Cadman
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel R. Caldwell
Ms. Chia-Ling Chang
Mr. Cheon P. Chee
Mr. Emanuel Coltatu
R.L. Davis
Mr. & Mrs. Richard De Coite
Mr. Laurence (Baron) H. Dorcy
Dr. and Mrs. Bo G. H. Eklf
Ellen M. Koenig Memorial Fund
David K. Endo
EPIC Systems Corporation
First Hawaiian Bank
First Hawaiian Foundation
First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd.
Ms. Sara Fischlowitz
Mr. Takashi Fujiwara
George L. Gilkey
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Goldcamp, III
Mr. David Maxwell Gray
Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Hamane
Mrs. Margaret L. Harnish
Mrs. Jane C. Hashimoto
Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation
Susan Heftel-Liquido
Anonymous
Mr. Gene A. Hino
Ronald Hino, MD & Doreen Fujita-Hino
Mr. Chung Ta Hsin
Arthur C. Hyde
Jhamandas Watumull Fund
Mrs. Karen Kamimura
Leonard & Rebecca Kamp
Lorraine & Mike Kennett
Darcy Kessler
Mr. George T. Kodani
Anonymous
Akemi & Misako Kurokawa
Mr. and Mrs. Takuzo Kusaka
Geoffrey S.Y. S. Lau
John E. Laursen
Drs. Kenneth C.M. and Karen C. Lee
Dr. Edward W. Leone, MD
Mrs. Bertha F. Leong
Dr. and Mrs. John J. Lowrey
Ms. Sally A. Lowrey
Ms. Helen J. Luis
Ms. Lillian Lum
Kevin Lui, OD & Elna Masuda, MD
Mr. & Mrs. John A. McCormick
Ms. Dorothy A. McMillan
George O. McPheeters, MD
Mr. Chiyeko Miyasaki
Ms. Elaine M. Miyashiro
Francis S. Morgan
Anonymous
Ms. Victoria Y. Naholowaa
Mrs. Florence K. Nishimoto
Mr. Myrl K. Noggle
Mrs. Eleanor C. Nordyke
Ms. Kay K. Oishi
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Y. Otani
Outrigger Enterprises
Kit Paterno
James H. Penoff, MD
Philpotts & Associates, Inc.
David & Becky Pietsch
Jennifer & Jonathan Ping
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Powers
June & Arthur Reinwald
Mrs. Jean G. Rigler
Marguerite M. Rosa
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin H. Sato, Sr.
Morris & Saeu Scanlan
Mr. James C. Shingle
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Shiroma
Mansfeld M. Snyder
Mr. Francis Sogi
Dr. and Mrs. John S. Spangler
Straub Hospital Auxiliary, Inc
Dr. & Mrs. James N. Tajima
Ms. Gloria B. Tamashiro
Chung S. Tang
Sophia S. Tang
Te Chih Sheh Alumnae
The James and Juanita Wo Foundation
Anonymous
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Y. Tokunaga
Anonymous
Mr. Yasuo Uesaka, AIA
Anonymous
In Memory of Henry A. Walker, Jr.
Mr. Henry A. Wilks
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence H. Yamamoto
Mrs. Ellen S. Yanagisawa
Mr. Watson T. Yoshimoto, Sr.
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Since the formal Summer Student Research Program began in 1986, community support has played a major role in allowing
more than 250 students to take part in this unique 8-week program.
And its not an exaggeration to say that your contribution has and will continue to help change the lives of a group of
motivated young people who are contemplating careers in medicine.
Many SSRP Alumni and their parents would agree that the program was the deciding factor in their decision to study
medicine.
You have to be called to be a physician, says Dr. Kalani Brady, Director of Education for Hawaii Pacifc Health Conference
Services. The SSRP exposes bright young minds to the real world of medicine and helps them consider medicine as a
calling or career.
However, its not just the students that beneft from the program.
This program is an investment in the future health care workforce for Hawaii and therefore an investment in the community, says Dr. Kenneth
Robbins, Chief Medical Offcer of Hawaii Pacifc Health. We hope that the students who experience this program are inspired to pursue a
career in medicine and that after their training, they will come back to practice in Hawaii.
Because of your support, the SSRP will continue to provide students with an invaluable
hands-on introduction to a career in medicine.
The Summer Student Research Program has a legacy of being a partnership between
Hawaii Pacifc Health and donations from the community, says Ray Vara, Executive Vice
President and CEO of Operations for Hawaii Pacifc Health. Since this program has an
opportunity to make an impact on future
health care professionals in Hawaii, that
partnership has never been more critical
than during these diffcult economic
times.
For more information on the many ways
you can support the SSRP, please
contact the Straub Foundation at (808)
535-7100 or visit www.straubgift.org.
Investing in the Future of Medicine
Dr. James Penoff and Sherri Loo
discuss the SSRP at the 25 Year
celebration event.
Ric and Margie Wo chat with Dr. Venkataraman Balaraman
and his son.
Dr. Robert and Adelaide Kistner chat with Mr. Kazuo Shirakawa
and his daughter, Nicole Shirakawa, 2010 SSRP Alumni, and
1st year student at JABSOM.
Kalaupapa An Unforgettable Experience
The trip to Kalaupapa
was a time for refection
and understanding.
I feel so blessed
for being given the
opportunity to interact
with and see people
who have had the
strength to rebuild
their lives, and forgive
the terrible effects of
disease. It forever
changed my life.
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Pathway to the Future
Our Journey Has Just Begun!
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