NIH awarded $24 million in first-year funding to establish Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence, including centers focused on Indigenous maternal health.
NIH hosts its annual TAC meeting, including presentations from leaders across NIH, and others involved in Tribal health research.
Dr. Dana Mowls Carroll was awarded the NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Early Career Investigator Award. She has published 44 peer-reviewed scientific articles on topics that advance understanding of and evaluate smoking cessation among American Indian persons.
N CREW will support Tribes and Native American Serving Organizations (T/NASOs) to conduct locally prioritized research to address overdose, substance use, or pain, and related factors such as mental health and wellness. The application deadline is November 1, 2023.
The notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) program has been reissued. The program funds health-related research, research career enhancement, and research infrastructure-enhancement activities. The first application due date is July 8, 2024.
Every Tuesday in June, the All of Us Research Program will host listening sessions with Tribal communities in a series designed to deepen the dialogue on the respectful inclusion of American Indians and Alaska Natives in research. Topics include a program overview and data considerations. Registration is open.
Nationally, American Indians and Alaska Natives have the second-highest economic burden per person ($12,351) from health disparities in the United States, with most of this burden (74%) being attributable to premature deaths.
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.
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.
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.