UH med school establishes diabetes center with $11.2M federal grant

(Image: John A. Burns School of Medicine)
(Image: John A. Burns School of Medicine)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) –

Hawaii-based research into diabetes is getting a major boost thanks to an $11.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

With that money, the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine has established the Center for Biomedical Research Excellence on Diabetes.

“This particular grant while it might not provide patient care or a cure that we can offer in a year or two, it’s helping us understand the underlying cause, the root cause of type two diabetes,” said Dr. Marjorie…