December 10, 2021

UNITE Power of an Inclusive Workplace Recognition Project

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.

December 2, 2021

Rural health disparities influenced by structural factors, experts say

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.

November 29, 2021

A conversation about drug use and addiction

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.

November 23, 2021

Event recording: The interconnectedness of culture and science

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.

November 15, 2021

NIH’s work with Native communities drives diabetes research

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.

November 1, 2021

Arsenic, uranium mix may increase diabetes risk in American Indians

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.

November 1, 2021

Mold and Your Health

NIEHS fact sheet discusses the health effects of mold and mentions the potential risk of exposure in some American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

November 1, 2021

Artist uses tribal symbolism, traditions to communicate science

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.

November 1, 2021

NIH Traditional Medicine Summit report

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.

October 26, 2021

Event recording: 2021 annual NIH Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting

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