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National Conference: Strength through Tradition and Science

The upcoming national conference, Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities: Strength through Tradition and Science is held in Niagara Falls, New York from September 21-24, 2017. This 10th national conference will be co-hosted by Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute and led by co-directors:
  • Judith Salmon Kaur, MD, Medical Director for Native American Programs, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW, Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research, Department of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
The conference plans are already rich with key scientific updates, controversial topic discussions, best practices sharing opportunities, and Haudenosaunee traditional activities. We're also working on unique intergenerational programming that will create a more-than-"family-friendly" conference experience. 
More information can be found in the Save the Date flyer and in the Conference Support and Exhibitor Information brochure (Microsoft Word format and PDF format). 
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Community Investigator Collaborator Up for CNN Heroes Award

Community Investigator collaborator Linda Meyers is up for the CNN Heroes Award. The network is recognizing her work, "Adopt-A-Native-Elder". Visit the "Community Investigator Projects 2015" under the Research page of the CAIR website to learn more about her collaborative work with Dr. Dorothy Dunn. 

Community Investigator's Research Recognized

Tommy Rock's, PhD candidate, research relating to the exposure of Uranium Water has been recognized by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Previous CAIR Intern Honored at MLK Jr. Celebration

Now an Arizona State University (ASU) student, Amber Polyviyuma was previously honored at ASU's MLK Jr. Celebration.

Native Research Network Conference

CAIR attended and presented Research and CEOC projects at the Native Research Network Conference in June 2016. More information about the Native Research Network and Conference can be found below. 
Native Research Network Website
Summer 2016 Newsletter

Billy Mills Inspires Flagstaff Youth

Invited by Principal Investigator Alisse Ali-Joseph, Billy Mills visits with youth in the Flagstaff community to talk about following dreams and what it mean to not give up.
High Country Running: Olympian Mills set to inspire Flagstaff
Billy Mills to Flagstaff youth: Don't give up your dreams

Navajo Nation Vice President encourage by Navajo Medicaid Feasibility Report

Read the article and report here.

Ha:san Preparatory Student News

April 7, 2014 Ha:san High: Preparing Native Students for College and Life
January 28, 2014 Ha:san Preparatory Students Focus on College-Bounds Future