CHER has been awarded funding for several projects from the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH), a program supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and Indian Health Service. “The NARCH initiative supports partnerships between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes or tribally-based organizations and institutions that conduct intensive academic-level biomedical research. NARCH provides opportunities for conducting research, research training, and faculty development to meet the needs of AI/AN communities. The NARCH program also provides opportunities for tribes and tribal organizations to… Read more
Ricky Camplain, a Postdoctoral Scholar at CHER, has been accepted as a Fellow in the Indigenous Substance Abuse, Medicines, and Health Research Training program. The program is affiliated with the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, under the National Center of Excellence. It is a mentorship program that allows scholars of indigenous backgrounds to research in the areas of substance abuse, medicines and addictions within their indigenous communities.
Julie Baldwin (CHER Director) and Heather Williamson (CHER faculty and Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy), are now serving on the committee of NAU’s new Interdisciplinary Health (IH) PhD Program. Faculty team members of CHER also look forward to opportunities to participate in this exciting new program. The program is a cross-disciplinary collaborative effort between the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and the College of Health and Human Services (HHS). This program is designed to educate and train the… Read more
PINE, the Alumni Magazine of Northern Arizona University has featured the Center for Health Equity Research in the Fall 2017 edition. The article reflects the center’s objective of addressing health disparities unique to Arizona’s rural and minority populations through research. This research emphasizes factors that contribute to health inequities like social, economic, and cultural factors. Public health based projects established during the center’s first year include an assessment of well-being in northern Arizona, a study of Arizona’s Health Start… Read more
The National Institute of Environment Health Sciences has highlighted Nicolette Teufel-Shone, Associate Director of CHER, as a featured grantee of funding. She is recognized for her effort to create meaningful community partnerships with Native communities. Working closely with these communities extends the reach of community engagement, data collection, and dissemination. As the director of the Community Engagement Core of the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research, she is working to grow health and wellness promotion in Native communities through collaborative relationships.Read… Read more
Emery Eaves, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, has been approved for a $50,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support a project in collaboration with community partner and co-lead Cora Phillips, MSW, and Julie Baldwin, Director of NAU’s Center for Health Equity Research, entitled “Involving Native Stakeholders in Pain Research Efforts (INSPiRE).” Dr. Eaves and Ms. Phillips will use the funds provided through PCORI’s Pipeline to Proposal Awards program to build a partnership of individuals… Read more