Our next meeting:


Tuesday Sep 17 2013

JJ’s Bistro

3447 Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

Social/dinner hour from 6 pm: talk starts 7 pm

Everybody welcome: no admission charge

Note that JJs is BYOB, but Tamura’s liquor store is right across the street.

Dr. Reinold Penner

Director of Research, The Queen's Medical Center

Drug Repurposing:
Teaching an old Dog New Tricks


Autoimmune disorders occur when the human body fails to tell the difference between self and intruder and the immune system starts to attack and digest one's own organs. At least 23 million people are affected by over 80 autoimmune diseases in the United States, such as Diabetes I, Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Dr. Penner will describe progress made at The Queen's Medical Center to combat these diseases.