Cancer Research Center of Hawai'i
1236 Lauhala Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808) 586-3010
Fax: (808) 586-3009
The Cancer Research Center of Hawai'i (CRCH) is a multidisciplinary research institute of the University. It is engaged in all aspects of cancer research, from etiology and prevention to treatment and continuing care.
In addition to conducting fundamental research in cancer biology, the center also provides training opportunities for MS and PhD students enrolled in academic disciplines closely aligned with the staff's research interests.
The center is organized into three programs: (1) cancer etiology with epidemiology and molecular carcinogenesis components, (2) cancer prevention and control with medical science and social science components, and (3) in partnership with the Department of Chemistry, natural products with medicinal chemistry and experimental pharmacology components.
The University extends its research capacity and service to the state through cooperative agreements and relationships with various institutions, including Bernice P. Bishop Museum, East-West Center, Hawaiian Agricultural Research Center, Honolulu Academy of Arts, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Park Service, Nature Conservancy of Hawai'i, Pacific International Center for High Technology Research, Tropical Fruit and Vegetable Research Laboratory, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, several local hospitals, and numerous state agencies.
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601
Tel: (808) 944-7111
Fax: (808) 944-7376
The East-West Center is an internationally recognized education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen understanding and relations between the United States and the countries of Asia and the Pacific. Originally part of the University of Hawai'i, the East-West Center in 1975 became an independent institution with an international board of governors.
The Center helps promote the establishment of a stable, peaceful and prosperous Asia Pacific community in which the United States is a natural, valued and leading partner. The Center carries out its mission through programs of cooperative study, training, research and dialogue.
EWC research programs bring together specialists from throughout the region to examine major issues of critical importance in U.S.-Asia-Pacific relations, including domestic and international politics, security, regional and global economic arrangements, national development strategies, ecosystem governance, transboundary and urban air pollution, and population and health.
Dialogue and professional enrichment programs focus on groups central to the communication of ideas: the media, political and policy leaders, and educators.
Educational programs develop the human resources needed in a new era of increased interdependence. The Center provides grants for students to study at the University of Hawai'i.
Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, corporations, and a number of Asian and Pacific governments.
Curriculum Research & Development Group (Including University Laboratory School)
Castle Memorial 132
1776 University Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7961
Fax: (808) 956-9486
The Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), including the University Laboratory School, conducts systematic research, design, development, publication, staff development, and related in-service support for the elementary and secondary schools of Hawai'i and other schools in the University's broad service area.
CRDG has curriculum development projects in science, mathematics, English, Pacific and Asian studies, marine studies, environmental studies, Hawaiian and Polynesian studies, Japanese language and culture, music, nutrition, art, drama, technology, health, kindergarten, early education, and computer education. Research and school service projects focus on educational policy research, standards-based education, educational evaluation, teacher development, instructional use of technology, reduction of in-school segregation of students, and programs for students educationally at risk.
CRDG is the senior member of a cooperative program with 14 other U.S. universities to improve schooling in science and mathematics education in K-12 schools. It is also a founding member of the Pacific Circle Consortium of universities, major school systems, and educational ministries in Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United States. CRDG is a lead member along with the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) of the Pacific Mathematics and Science Regional Consortium serving Hawai'i and the Pacific Islands. CRDG-developed programs are used in Mainland schools and in several countries abroad.
The University Laboratory School, with its culturally diverse student body, provides an essential experimental ground for developing and testing educational ideas and programs. CRDG draws upon the scholarly resources of relevant University fields. Its own production department currently publishes 600 titles.
Diving Safety Program (SCUBA and Compressed Gas Diving)
Environmental Health and Safety Office
2040 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-9643
Fax: (808) 956-3205
SCUBA and compressed gas diving operations are important tools in the research and educational programs of the students, staff, visiting scientists, and faculty of the University of Hawai'i. The University of Hawai'i Diving Safety Program (UHDSP) supports these activities and ensures they are conducted in a safe manner. UH is an organizational member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) and adheres to the AAUS Guidelines for the Conduct of Scientific Diving Programs. The body governing University diving activities is the University of Hawai'i Diving Control Board. The University Diving Safety Officer is responsible for day-to-day operation of the program.
Regardless of prior recreational SCUBA experience or certification, all UH students, faculty, staff, and visitors must be authorized by UHDSP before participating in University-related diving activities. UH divers serve a Diver-In-Training period and then gain a University Scientific Diver authorization with a specific depth authorization. Temporary or reciprocal authorization for visiting Scientific Divers may be granted in accordance with University and AAUS diving regulations. Divers must receive dive plan approval from UHDSP prior to conducting dives and report diving activity monthly to
UHDSP provides training courses on a periodic basis for University personnel who will utilize compressed gas diving in their research or educational activities. Course topics include diving methods for scientists, computer-assisted diving, enriched air nitrox diving, diver rescue, CPR, first aid, and oxygen administration. A diving equipment inspection program for equipment to be used under University jurisdiction is provided.
UHDSP compiles reports on University Scientific Diver activity and investigates accidents and complaints of unsafe conditions in connection to University-related diving.