Meeting Information

University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus – Butrovich Building, Room #109
910 Yukon Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775


Thursday, August 22, 2019




8:30 - 9:30 am

Tribal Caucus (Closed Session)

Lisa Sundberg
Co-Chair, TAC
Trinidad Rancheria

9:45 - 9:50 am


Denise Dillard, Ph.D.
TAC Member
King Island Native Corporation

9:50 - 10:30 am

Introductions, Welcome, and Meeting Goals

  • Introductions of TAC
  • Welcome from NIH
  • Meeting Procedures
  • Goals of Meeting
  • Review of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes

Lisa Sundberg
Co-Chair, TAC
Trinidad Rancheria

David R. Wilson, Ph.D.
Director, Tribal Health Research Office Division of Program Coordination,
Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director, NIH (THRO- DPCPSI-OD-NIH)

10:30 - 11:30 am

Discussion with NIH

  • All of Us Research Program

Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S, Ph.D.
Principal Deputy Director, NIH

TAC Members

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

THRO Report

  • TAC Charter Revision – Co-Chair eligibility
  • Call of Nominations for 2020 Chair & Co-Chair
  • Review of agenda
  • Website Reset
  • Tribal Consultations Conducted
  • Student Training
  • Native American Heritage Month

David R. Wilson, Ph.D.

12:30 - 1:30 pm

(Boxed lunches ordered in advance)


1:30 - 2:15 pm

BUILD-funded Biomedical Learning and Student Training (BLaST) program

Karsten Hueffer, DVM, PhD, FHEA
BLaST Principal Investigator
Associate Dean of Veterinary Medicine
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Arleigh Reynolds, DVM, PhD, DACVN 
BLaST Principal Investigator
Director of One Health
University of Alaska Fairbanks

2:15 - 3:00 pm

Congress 101

Donna Crews, M.S.W.
Legislative Analyst, NIH Office of Legislative Policy and Analysis

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Discussion of “American Indian and Alaska Native Research in the Health Sciences: Critical Considerations for the Review of Research Applications” Document

Kathy Etz, Ph.D.
Director of Native American Programs, Program Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Update and Discussions

  • Tribal Consultation Policy
  • Tribal Consultations on Data Sharing & Management and Intellectual Property
  • TAC Orientation Handbook

Lisa Sundberg
Co-Chair, TAC
Trinidad Rancheria

4:30 - 5:00 pm

Wrap Up and Recommendations for Next Meeting Topics
  • TAC Priorities for 2020
  • Topics for Next In-Person Meeting
  • Other additional Action Items

Lisa Sundberg
Co-Chair, TAC
Trinidad Rancheria

5:00 pm

Closing Comments and Blessing