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 Traditional Medicine Summit
November 1, 2019
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.
The NIH 2018 Native American Heritage Month Celebration will be held on Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. EST and will be broadcasted via videocast. For full event details please see the save-the-date below:
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