IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is a federally funded grant program that originates from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). INBRE promotes the development, coordination, and sharing of research resources and expertise that will expand the research opportunities and increase the number of competitive investigators in the IDeA-eligible states. The core mission of Hawaii INBRE is two-fold. To encourage undergraduate students to pursue a biomedical science career through our PATHway Activity by providing them with research opportunities, mentoring workshops and workforce development at one of our eight academic institutional partners statewide. Also, to enhance the caliber of scientific faculty by providing resource and mentorship opportunities to Junior and Pilot Investigators through the Developmental Research Project Program (DRPP) Core. INBRE serves as a catalyst for the advancement of the research scientist pipeline with the ultimate goal of expanding the biomedical research community to make new and important discoveries for improving health and well-being in the state of Hawaii.