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Overview of SHARP Services


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


Year-round paid positions as Research Assistants.

Peer Support

Be part of the small community of SHARP students.



Learn hands-on research skills with caring faculty mentors.


Paid expenses to travel to participate in research conferences.


Seminars focus on a variety of research and professional development.


Courses provide intellectual and ethical development.



Prepare for graduate school and your biomedical careers.


Prepare for conferences by sharing research findings locally.

Meet the SHARP Team

Dr. Lynn Morrison

SHARP Director & Principal Investigator

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

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

SHARP Coordinator

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

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.