October 11, 2008
Division of Special Populations (DSP), NICHD; Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Meeting
Salt Lake City, Utah
This meeting provided a forum for exploring American Indian health concerns and research priorities and for sharing information about the programs at NICHD that facilitate capacity development in research administration and in academic/ community partnerships. The plenary speaker at the event was Dr. Carolee Dodge-Francis, Director, American Indian Research and Education, School of Public Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her presentation was entitled Looping Linear: The Construct of Research Knowledge and Application within Tribal Communities (PDF - 5.94 MB). Other speakers at the event, included two Extramural Associate Research Development Award (EARDA) grantees, who described their experiences in strengthening capacity in research administration at two- and four-year undergraduate institutions—institutions which shared some of the challenges as Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCUs) in building research capacity. Information was also shared regarding NICHD and NIH-sponsored programs designed to assist in building research capacity at TCUs and other institutions of higher learning with demonstrated special commitment to the encouragement of and assistance to faculty, students, and investigators at TCUs.
Dr. Jean Flagg-Newton, Extramural Associates Program, DSP, NICHD
Tel: (301) 435-2722