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Second Annual National Native Health Research Training Conference

Second Annual National Native Health Research Training Conference

Save the Date to Convene with Indigenous Scientists and Health Professionals in Minnesota

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is pleased to announce the second annual National Native Health Research Training (NNHRT) Conference. NNHRT is sponsored by the Indian Health Service and is a collaboration among AISES, the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and the Native Research Network.

The NNHRT Conference will be held from August 8-10, 2018, at the Mystic Lake Center in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

In 2017, the Indian Health Service launched the National Native Health Research Training Initiative to promote Tribally-driven research activity through educational training opportunities, including five annual conferences to build capacity and disseminate new and best practices for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) health research.

 The goals and focus of NNHRT are to:

  • Increase opportunities for AI/AN scientists and health professionals to share knowledge gained from health sciences research with AI/AN students and other scientists and health professionals.
  • Increase the dissemination and use of biomedical, clinical, behavioral and health science research findings to address the health needs of AI/AN communities.
  • Enhance Tribal-academic collaborations and improve the ability of Tribes to better understand research findings, particularly related to the physical, biological, genetic, behavioral, psychological, cultural and social implications of research.
  • Increase the effective use of Traditional Medicine, Indigenous Knowledge, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge/Environmental Health to enhance protective factors/effects and to improve health outcomes among AI/ANs.

 The Call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations and registration information will be available in the coming weeks at

For specific questions, contact Dr. Kathy DeerInWater, AISES Director of Special Projects and Research at

About the American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Founded in 1977, with a rapidly expanding membership of more than 4,300 individual members, AISES sustains 190 chartered college and university chapters, 15 professional chapters and 158 affiliated K-12 schools supporting over 55,000 students. AISES has awarded over $11 million in academic scholarships to over 5,000 American Indian STEM students. 

About the American Indian Higher Education Consortium

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium is the collective spirit and unifying voice of our nation’s 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities — a unique community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

About the Native Research Network

Established in 1997, the Native Research Network, Inc. is a leadership community of American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Canadian First Nations promoting integrity and excellence in research. NRN advocates for high quality research that is collaborative, supportive, and builds capacity. NRN promotes an environment for research that operates on the principles of integrity, respect, trust, ethics, cooperation and open communication in multidisciplinary fields.


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