Aloha alumni of the University of Hawaii Minority Training Programs!

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) began supporting minority student training in 1972. Soon after that, the University of Hawaii at Manoa established the Haumana Program with NIH support. Since those beginnings almost 40 years ago, UH has consistently engaged in the training of minority scholars through the Haumana Program (MBRS and IMSD), the MARC Program, high school summer programs, and the PRIDE Program sponsored by NIDDK. Literally hundreds of students have worked with faculty mentors in UH research labs under these programs.

We are the newest Directors for the MARC Program, and we follow in the footsteps of Dr. Healani Chang, Dr. Jermelina Garibay-Tupas, Dr. Fred Greenwood, and Dr. Gillian Bryant-Greenwood. We are happy to continue and enhance the training models that they created.

The NIH maintains a strong commitment to these training opportunities and is seeking information about the career paths of alumni. There are two purposes for keeping up with the activities of former students: 1. NIH may use the information to convince the US congress to keep funding these programs; and 2. Information from alumni may serve to better address the preparation of current students.

Please click the following link and take a few minutes to fill in a brief alumni form. Feel free to contact us with questions, suggestions, information, comments, etc.


Mahalo nui loa,

Dr. Petra Lenz & Dr. Pat Couvillon

Co-Directors, MARC Program