Carl Hild, MS
Brian Saylor, PhD, MPH
Melodie Fair, M.Ed.
Kathy Graves, PhD
Valerie Johnson, BA, MPA
Shannon Deike-Sims, BS
Through the Alaska Native Science Research Partnerships for Health (ANSRPH), new investigators are being mentored and trained to work with disparate minority populations in the state of Alaska. The approach is three-pronged: 1) Alaska Natives are mentored and trained to initiate and conduct health science research; 2) non-native researchers are mentored and trained to work within cross-cultural settings; and 3) agreements are prepared to foster health science research partnerships for the development of new investigations, and to build off of historic or current endeavors.
This work is being done through a series of Memorandums of Agreement with a variety of entities. There are formal partnerships with the Alaska Native Epidemiological Center within the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the Copper River Native Association, the Department of Anthropology, the Journalism and Public Communications Department, the Department of Psychology, and the WWAMI Medical Program. There are also external partnerships with the Maniilaq Association and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Project-specific engagements are also developed with the Master of Public Health Program, the National Resource Center for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Elders, and other programs within the University of Alaska. In addition, agreements with Alaska Native regional and tribal bodies are established. Current students, new investigators, and mid-career professionals will all be considered for participation under this development award.
The following reports were produced through the ANSRPH program:
The following posters were produced through the ANSRPH program: