Overview of SHARP Services

Mentoring

Work one-on-one with a faculty mentor on their research project.

Employment

Year-round paid positions as Research Assistants.

Peer Support

Be part of the small community of SHARP students.

Research

Learn hands-on research skills with caring faculty mentors.

Conferences

Paid expenses to travel to participate in research conferences.

Seminars

Seminars focus on a variety of research and professional development.

Academic

Courses provide intellectual and ethical development.

Futures

Prepare for graduate school and your biomedical careers.

Symposium

Prepare for conferences by sharing research findings locally.

Meet the SHARP Team

Dr. Lynn Morrison

Dr. Lynn Morrison

SHARP Director & Principal Investigator

Dr. Morrison is a medical anthropologist and Chair for the Department of Anthropology at UH Hilo.

Adhann Iwashita

Adhann Iwashita

Curriculum Developer

Dr. Iwashita is an environmental anthropologist and serves as Curriculum Developer for SHARP.

Dr. Ghee Tan

Dr. Ghee Tan

SHARP Co-Investigator

Dr. Tan serves as the Director of the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy.

Lenard Allen

Lenard Allen

SHARP Coordinator

Lenard has a history of advocacy, program development, and community health.

Dr. Cheryl Ramos

Dr. Cheryl Ramos

SHARP Evaluator

Dr. Ramos is a professor at the Psychology Department and serves as the external evaluator for SHARP.

SHARP Committees

Advisory Committee

Responsible for overall policies, admissions, and scientific planning and implementation of SHARP.

Scientific Committee

Evaluates research projects undertaken by SHARP participants and determine their scientific merit.

Student Affairs Committee

Responsible for initial interviews of SHARP applicants, oversee the progress of participants, perform exit interviews, and report student progress.

Home-labSHARP Faculty & Mentors

Our student participants work as paid Research Assistants to faculty researchers in a variety of projects, disciplines, and departments at UH Hilo.