Clinical Research Resources & Facilities


The Clinical Research Resources & Facilities (CRRF) Core is under the direction of Cecilia Shikuma, MD and Todd Seto, MD. The CRRF Core provides consultative assistance with study design, and feasibility and study logistics of planned studies; assisting junior and PhD investigators with clinical protocol development; providing clinical and translational protocol implementation (maintaining regulatory paperwork, ensuring protocol compliance, assisting with recruitment and scheduling of patients, data collection, input and database management and specimen collection and processing); and providing investigators access to state-of-the-art specialized equipment.

The CRRF Core works closely with other Cores to further research in the priority HEALTH initiative areas, to build institutional and community research synergy and to advance the career development of health disparities investigators. The CRRF Cores conducts research both in the community and at 3 established clinical research sites in Honolulu located at the John A. Burns School of Medicine Kakaako site, the Queen’s Medical Center and at the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children.

Shikuma, Cecilia MD

Core Co-Director - Clinical Research Resources & Facilities
HEALTH Initiative Leader - Aging and Neurocognitive
Professor, Department of Medicine
John A. Burns School of Medicine


Seto, Todd MD

Associate Program Director, RMATRIX
Core Director - Collaborations and Partnerships
Core Co-Director - Clinical Research Resources & Facilities
HEALTH Initiative Leader - Cardiovascular
RMATRIX Scientific Subcommittee
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine


15 August 2016:
NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Summer Institute on Health Disparities Science from August 15, …

09 June 2016:
CTR-IN Grant Writing Workshop

June 9th - 10th in Las Vegas, Nevada

Speaker: Dr. Spero Manson
Dates: Thursday, June 9th: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Friday, June 10th: 7:00 AM - 12:00 P…

06 June 2016:
CTR-IN Third Annual Meeting

Third Annual Mountain West CTR-IN Meeting

June 6th - 8th, 2016
“Regional Health Disparities in the Mountain West”
**Abstract Submission Date: Apr…

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Seminars & Events
18 April 2016, 9am - 12noon:
Research Training
04 February 2016, 10am - 11am:
Development of Personalized Medicine Through Integrative Data Management and Analysis
01 February 2016, 10am - 11am:
Unsupervised Bump Hunting with Split-and-Recombine

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Supported by a grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54MD007584), National Institutes of Health.