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1585 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 1500 , Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

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Aloha! We welcome you to the East-West Medical Research Institute, located in beautiful Honolulu. You’ll find us at the Ala Moana Pacific Center near the famed Ala Moana Center shopping complex.

Hawaii, with its unique, racially diverse population has been underutilized as a site for clinical trials. Hawaii is ideally suited to this activity, with a statewide population of 1.3 million (900,000 on the island of Oahu) that includes the following ethnic groups:

* Caucasian: 24.3%
* Japanese: 16.7%
* Filipino: 14.1%
* Native Hawaiian: 6.6%
* Other Pacific Islander: 2.8%
* Chinese: 4.7%
* Korean: 1.9%
* Other Asian: 4.2%
* Mixed Ethnicity: 21.4%

About the Institute

Subject recruitment and retention is typically better in Hawaii than on the U.S. mainland because of local cultural emphasis on service to others, and limited out-of-state travel due to the geographic isolation of the Islands.

Seventy-five percent of the state’s 1.3 million population resides within a 25-mile radius of our site.

The strength of our Research lies in our Experience and the Ethnic Diversity and Close Proximity of our Island Population.

Honolulu is easily accessible, with frequent nonstop flights from most major U.S. cities and competitive airfares. Our site is just 15 minutes from the airport and major hotels. All major airlines and car rental companies serve Honolulu, and most HOTELS provide data port hook-ups. Detailed information about hotels, restaurants, attractions and recreation can be found on the Web site of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau at

We have conducted more than 300 trials in the following areas:

Type 2 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes
Diabetic Neuropathy
Impaired Glucose Tolerance
Fatty Liver / NASH
Chronic Kidney Disease
Low Back Pain
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Device Trials
Normal Healthy
Japan Bridging
Kidney Stones
Erectile Dysfunction
Seasonal Rhinitis


Please contact Research Manager Ron Ruhaak at (808) 440-4426 or email for more information on our site capabilities.