Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are in the top three ethnicities with the highest rates of HIV diagnoses in the country. Misty Pacheco is researching health disparities experienced by Hawai‘i Island HIV/AIDS patients in comparison to those living elsewhere.
SHARP (Students of Hawai‘i Advanced Research Program) supports under-represented students, particularly Native Hawaiians and Pacific islanders, who would like to do research in preparation for doctoral studies.
Among services offered through the Career Development Program are mock interviews and resume development. Once a student meets with the one of the counselors at the center, advice might include recommendations on altering the students’ course load or interning at local businesses.