Infrastructure Grant Support
BQHS serves as the quantitative health sciences specialized cores to several UH and JABSOM infrastructure grants.
The Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Multidisciplinary And Translational Research Infrastructure eXpansion (RMATRIX) grant (MPI: J. Hedges, N. Mokuau, U54MD007584) is funded by National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). RMATRIX fosters clinical and translational health disparities research by providing an integrated research infrastructure.
BQHS serves as the Biostatistics & Health Sciences Data Analytics (BHDA) Core and provides integrated research and database design, biostatistical and bioinformatical data analytic collaborations and support to clinical and translational health disparities researchers. The BHDA Core also offers quantitative health sciences training and education through individual research methodology mentoring, seminars and workshops, and for-credit courses.
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.
The BQHS 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.
RCMI Bioscience Research Infrastructure Development for Grant Enhancement & Success (BRIDGES) grant (PI: M. Berry, G12MD007601) is funded by NIMHD to foster research and grant success at UH as the leading minority institution in the Pacific region.
In collaboration with experts in research ethics, the BQHS 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.
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.
The BQHS 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.
Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research (CNPHDR) grant (PI: M. Mau, P20MD000173) is funded by NIMHD to support biomedical and behavioral research on Cardiometabolic Health Disparities in priority populations of Native Hawaiians, Pacific Peoples, Filipinos and other Pacific-based Native Peoples.
BQHS serves as the centralized quantitative health sciences resources for this center and provide bioinformatical and biostatistical services and support to include research design, database design and management, data analysis, results interpretation and dissemination, and quantitative health sciences training.