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Want a prime example of the influence CTAHR research has over national and global behavior? Look no further than the dinner table. Rachel Novotny, Dept. of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, is one of only 20 nationally recognized scientists on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee,
Longtime CTAHR supporter Hawaiian Earth Products (HEP) recently donated eight truckloads of compost to the Poamoho Research Station! The compost will be used to support research into the yield and quality of Hawai‘i-grown organic turmeric.
Transgenics once saved Hawai‘i’s papaya industry from devastation caused by the papaya ringspot virus. With a new grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), CTAHR researchers will pursue genetic research into new varieties that are disease resistant, highly nutritious, and consumer friendly.
Want to social distance at the absolute height of Island design? Feel good knowing that 20% of net proceeds will be donated to the Hawai‘i Food Bank? Then check out Fighting Eel’s new line of unique local-print scrubs and face masks, designed by Fashion Design and Merchandising alumna Lan Chung.
If you’re a UH employee pondering the future, consider attending one of the pre-retirement workshop sessions that UH is offering throughout August. The sessions will provide general information regarding retirement benefits. You can find more about Social Security, EUTF, ERS, Island Savings Plan, and National Benefit Services.