August 17, 2023

NIH establishes Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence

NIH awarded $24 million in first-year funding to establish Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence, including centers focused on Indigenous maternal health.

August 15, 2023

Annual NIH Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting

NIH hosts its annual TAC meeting, including presentations from leaders across NIH, and others involved in Tribal health research.

August 2, 2023

Dr. Dana Mowls Carroll Receives 2023 NIMHD Early Career Investigator Award

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.

July 11, 2023

New Research Opportunity Announcements (ROAs) for the Native Collective Researc…

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.

July 6, 2023

Funding Opportunity: Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH)

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.

June 1, 2023

All of Us Research Program to Host Information Sessions with Tribal Communities

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.


May 16, 2023

NIH-funded Study Highlights the Financial Toll of Health Disparities in the Uni…

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.

April 28, 2023

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.

April 27, 2023

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. 

April 21, 2023

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.