2021 National Native American Heritage Month Virtual Guest Lecture:
The Interconnectedness of Culture and Science

November 17, 2021

Join the NIH Tribal Health Research Office on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET, for a special National Native American Heritage Month event honoring and celebrating American Indian and Alaska Native ingenuity and culture. Dr. Donald Warne, Director, Indians Into Medicine and Public Health Programs, and Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, at the University of North Dakota, will offer a virtual lecture about the interconnectedness of culture and science.

Videocast: https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=44044

2019 National Native American Heritage Month Guest Lecture

November 6, 2019

The NIH Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) invites you to join us in celebrating 2019 National Native American Heritage Month (NNAHM).  NNAHM is a time to celebrate the rich cultures, diverse traditions, and histories of American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) and to acknowledge their important contributions in research. This year’s special guest lecturer is Dr. Melissa Walls, a principal investigator for NIH Research Project Grants and Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in addition to serving as Director for the Great Lakes Hub for the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health. Dr. Walls’ involvement in community-based participatory research has allowed her to work with AI/AN communities to identify key drivers of community health. Utilizing data from NIH funded research, Dr. Walls’ lecture will describe trajectories of early life course substance use, mental health challenges, and enduring mental health among AI/AN communities. Dr. Walls is also a member of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, has been recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as an Interdisciplinary Research Leader, and serves as a mentor to AI/AN students.

The 2019 NNAHM Guest Lecture will be held Monday, November 18, 2019 at 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m. (ET) and will be broadcasted by videocast: https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=34698&bhcp=1
For full event details please see the announcement below.

2019 National Native American Heritage Month Lecture

2019 Traditional Medicine Summit

November 1, 2019

2019 Traditional Medicine Summit

On November 20, 2019 through November 22, 2019, the NIH Tribal Health Research Office (THRO), the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are hosting the 2019 Traditional Medicine Summit. A first of its kind, the goals of this summit are to identify approaches to respectful collaboration between traditional medicine practitioners and health researchers; explore the relationships between traditional medicine and health care services; and connect younger generations of AI/AN people to traditional medicine, integrative health research, and academic research.

2018 National Native American Heritage Month Celebration

November 1, 2018

The NIH Tribal Health Research Office invites you to join us in honoring Native American Heritage Month. This celebration will include a presentation and discussion from special guest Dr. Joseph Gone, clinical-community psychologist and Professor of Anthropology and of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard University. As this celebration’s special guest, Dr. Gone will share his thoughts and discuss American Indian therapeutic traditions and modern health treatments.

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