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September 26, 2023

NIH’s All of Us Research Program Awards $1.5 Million to Institutions Collaborating with Tribal Communities to Advance Precision Medicine

NIH’s All of Us Research Program announced three awards totaling $1.5 million to institutions partnering with American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) and Indigenous communities to advance health equity and precision medicine. The awards will support outreach and engagement with Tribal and Indigenous communities, strengthen the research infrastructure supporting AI/AN researchers, and broaden the base of researchers conducting cultural and ethical research with Tribal communities.

September 22, 2023

Honoring Health Newsletter – Fall 2023

The Honoring Health newsletter provides THRO-curated Tribal health research news and information from across NIH. Check out the Fall 2023 issue to learn about the annual NIH Tribal Advisory Committee meeting, new THRO job openings, funding and training opportunities, research highlights, and more.

September 12, 2023

Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health: Notice of Funding Opportunities

The Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (IRINAH) has published the following Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) — PAR-23-298, PAR-23-299, and PAR-23-285.

September 12, 2023

Beyond Survivance: Thrivance Among American Indian and Alaska Native Cancer Survivors

On November 7, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Office of Cancer Survivorship (OCS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will host a presentation by THRO Director, Dr. Karina Walters as part of their Director’s Series. For more information and to register for this upcoming webinar, please visit the OCS Events website.


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.

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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.

Clinical Trials

Learn about participating in clinical trials and where to find them.

Medical Research Initiatives

Important initiatives aimed at improving medical research.

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This page last reviewed on September 5, 2023