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Congratulations to all CTAHR faculty who were successful in the recent Maui County FY20 grant competition! Nine proposals were submitted, requesting a total of nearly $133,000; since only $100,000 was available, support was provided for the seven top proposals. Researchers are encouraged to try for funding next year—it’s a great way to get some important projects up and running!
Kyle Caires (HNFAS) recently presented an important breakthrough stemming from his reproductive physiology research at the XXIII Brazilian Congress of Animal Reproduction held in Gramado, RS, Brazil. This project involved research trials using classic and contemporary techniques in embryology to improve embryo production in Wagyu cows.
Members of CTAHR teamed up with volunteers from WCCHC, Kamehameha Schools, Sacred Hearts Church, and Hoa Aina O Makaha to do some good on the West side. At ‘Ohana Night at Wai‘anae Elementary, a nutrition outreach event coordinated with Wai‘anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center and Hawaii Foodbank, they were provided over 12,700 pounds of food, including 700 pounds of locally grown produce,to 581 community members in need of sustenance!
The CTAHR Children’s Healthy Living (CHL) Program headed by Rachel Novotny (HNFAS) was recognized April 25 by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). CHL won the Mission Integration of Research, Education, and Extension Award for working across all three of NIFA’s mission areas to produce positive outcomes in agriculture, the environment, communities, or people.
Getting hungry? Well, if you’re on the UHM campus, you’re in luck—did you know the campus’s food is rated as the best in the country, according to Forbes Magazine? And this is thanks in no small part to Donna Ojiri, an alumna of HNFAS’ FSHN program, who runs the Sodexo Hawaii food service program.