Center for Pacific Innovations, Knowledge, and Opportunities (PIKO)

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The Center for Pacific Innovations, Knowledge, and Opportunities (PIKO) Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Network has been established to foster the development and to facilitate the implementation of innovative and evidence-based clinical and translational (CTR) projects aimed at improving the health of Indigenous Pacific People (IPP, defined as Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and Filipinos) and other underserved populations in Hawaii.

Our Partners

The program is funded Institutional Development Award Networks of Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR) grant. Partners include:

  • University of Hawaii (UH)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (HPU)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (CUH)
  • large statewide network of 18 practice-based organizations (PBO), and
  • other community-based organizations

Coordinated activities involve seven Cores:

  • Administrative (ADMIN)
  • Professional Development (PD)
  • Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD)
  • Community Engagement and Outreach (CEO)
  • Pilot Projects Program (PPP)
  • Clinical Research and Regulatory Support (CRRS)
  • Tracking and Evaluation (TE)

The goal is to achieve the overall Specific Aims:

  • Aim 1: Build a robust CTR infrastructure.
  • Aim 2: Strengthen and diversify the CTR workforce.
  • Aim 3: Disseminate and Implement CTR findings.