Native American Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month
October 27, 2022
In fall, THRO celebrates National Native American Heritage Month, a special opportunity for us to highlight American Indian and Alaska Native culture, ingenuity, and contributions to biomedical research.
April 22, 2022
Tribal Health Research and Resources Related to Bone, Muscle, Skin, and Autoimmune Diseases
Dr. David R. Wilson, director of THRO, and Dr. Lindsey A. Criswell, director of NIH’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, talk about bone, muscle, skin, and autoimmune diseases; their impact on AI/AN people; and related research and resources.
November 29, 2021
Drug Use and Addiction
Dr. David R. Wilson, director of THRO, and Dr. Nora Volkow, director of NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse, talk about current issues related to drug use and addiction, including the impacts of COVID-19, the importance of cultural strengths, and NIH research.
November 23, 2021
Event Recording: The Interconnectedness of Culture and Science
THRO hosted a virtual guest lecture with Dr. Donald Warne, of the University of North Dakota, about the interconnectedness of culture and science to celebrate Native American Heritage Month and Native ingenuity and culture.
July 15, 2021
Dr. David R. Wilson, director of THRO, and Dr. Joshua Gordon, director of NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health, discuss current issues related to mental health in AI/AN communities, including the impacts of COVID-19, the importance of suicide prevention, and NIH research and resources.
December 15, 2020
COVID-19 Research and Vaccines
Dr. David R. Wilson, director of THRO, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, address important questions surrounding COVID-19 research, clinical trials, and vaccines within American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
March 6, 2017
Storytelling Challenge: Health and Wellness in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
THRO sponsored a video storytelling challenge to create awareness around American Indian and Alaska Native culture and how it supports health and well-being in Native communities. View the selected videos.
Student Spotlight with Leah Nez
Leah Nez conducted research with NIH as an undergraduate student and post baccalaureate fellow. She shares her background and experiences, path to studying bioethics, and advice for other students.
Connect with THRO on LinkedIn to help us establish an online community of professionals and students working in or with interest in Tribal health research.
Reports and Meeting Summaries
Lecture Overview: The Interconnectedness of Culture and Science
Key observations from Dr. Donald Warne’s November 2021 guest lecture about the interconnectedness of culture and science.
NIH Traditional Medicine Summit Report
The NIH Traditional Medicine Summit Report details a historic gathering for NIH that provided a foundation for integrating traditional healing knowledge with research.
- NIH Strategic Plan for Tribal Health Research
2018 Portfolio Analysis: American Indian and Alaska Native Health Research
Learn About NIH’s Investment in Tribal health research.
- Tribal Data Sharing and Genetics Policy Development Workshop Meeting Summary
THRO Fact Sheets
This page last reviewed on January 26, 2023