NIH launches a project to diversify the images featured on the walls of NIH buildings to reflect the rich diversity of its workforce, including THRO Director Dr. David R. Wilson.
Environmental Factor highlights the November 2021 NIH Rural Health Day Seminar and mentions how Tribal communities are vulnerable to the challenges of rural living, citing the example of how abandoned uranium mines on Navajo Nation have contaminated the drinking water with high levels of uranium and arsenic.
THRO Director Dr. David R. Wilson and NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow discuss current issues related to drug use and addiction in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the impacts of COVID-19, the importance of cultural strengths, and NIH research.
THRO hosts a Native American Heritage Month virtual lecture about the interconnectedness of culture and science with Dr. Donald Warne, director, Indians Into Medicine and Public Health Programs, and associate dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, at the University of North Dakota.
NIDDK researchers have worked with American Indian communities for decades to improve prevention and treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes. The NIH Catalyst features the history of this collaboration and recent research advances.
Environmental Factor highlights the work of NIEHS-funded researchers analyzing how toxic metals interact to affect metabolism and how co-exposures may pave the way for disease.
Environmental Factor showcases how NIEHS scientists and a Native artist come together to communicate science, share public health messages, and increase health literacy through meaningful images for American Indians.
The NIH Traditional Medicine Summit report details a historic gathering for NIH that provided a foundation for integrating traditional healing knowledge with research. The positive, supportive forum serves as a model for how traditional healers and health researchers can come together to identify approaches for respectful collaboration to improve Native health now and in the future.
NIH hosts its annual TAC meeting, including virtual presentations from leaders across NIH and others involved in Tribal health research.