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University of Washington’s Dr. Karina Walters Selected to Lead THRO
Dr. Karina Walters, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, joined the NIH Tribal Health Research Office as director on April 24, 2023. Learn about Dr. Walters in this issue of the NIH Record newsletter.
Heavy Metals Health Risks in Native American Communities
Session II of the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) Progress in Research webinar series will feature SRP-funded projects from the University of New Mexico SRP Center (collaborating with Indigenous partners from Navajo Nation and Laguna Pueblo), and Columbia University Northern Plains SRP Center (collaborating with Tribal communities from North and South Dakota) that focus on the health risks associated with exposure to hazardous metals. Learn more and register for the live webinar on Friday, May 5, 2023, from 12 to 2:00 p.m. E.D.T.
Honoring Health Newsletter – Spring 2023
The Honoring Health newsletter provides THRO-curated Tribal health research news and information from across NIH. Check out the Spring 2023 issue to learn about THRO’s new director, Long COVID resources, funding and training opportunities, research highlights, and more.
Registration for the 2023 RADx®-UP Scientific Meeting is Open
The NIH RADx®-Underserved Populations (RADx®-UP) initiative will hold its annual Scientific Meeting virtually on May 3, 2023, from 1 to 5 p.m. E.T. Scheduled presentations include an update about the Cherokee Nation Community-Driven Program for Testing and Contact Tracing (Cherokee PROTECT) survey, and COVID-19 monitoring methods, building capacity, and Indigenous data sovereignty with a Northern Plains Tribe.
Featured NIH-Wide Resources and Initiatives
A public-private partnership to develop a coordinated research strategy to speed the most promising COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.
Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx)
An initiative to speed innovation in the development, commercialization, and implementation of technologies for COVID-19 testing.
A new research initiative to understand, prevent, and treat the long-term effects of COVID-19.
Research information from NIH
NIH supports research in COVID-19 testing, treatments, and vaccines. También disponible en español.
A new science agency proposed by President Joseph Biden as part of NIH to drive biomedical breakthroughs and provide transformative solutions for all patients.
All of Us Research Program
A research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease.
Accelerating Medicines Partnership
A bold venture to help identify new treatments and cures for diseases.
NIH HEAL Initiative
Trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid crisis.
Impact of NIH Research
NIH-supported research has had a major positive impact on nearly all of our lives.
Ending Structural Racism
Learn more about NIH’s efforts to end structural racism in biomedical research through the UNITE initiative.
Learn about participating in clinical trials and where to find them.
Medical Research Initiatives
Important initiatives aimed at improving medical research.
This page last reviewed on March 21, 2023