2 Oct 2017

National Native Health Research Training Conference (NNHRT) in Denver, CO

National Native Health Research Training Conference (NNHRT) in Denver, CO

Author: Maxine Janis  /  Categories: Campus, Education, Environment, Health  / 

Heritage University Native American Students Have a Presence 

Brenda Lewis, Business major, Sasha Longee, Social Work major, and Natasha Scott, Nursing major received travel support from the HU SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention grant to attend the NNHRT conference. This year’s conference was a collaborative partnership between the Native Research Network (NRN), Indian Health Service (IHS), American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), and American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). The conference was designed to provide participants an overview of the research developments, opportunities, and findings to increase effective use of research in Biomedical, clinical systems research; Injury Prevention; Native Men’s Health; Traditional Medicine; and Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Environmental Health in Indian Country.

The conference provided an opportunity to our HU students to interact with many distinguished scientists and health professionals, many who are Native Americans in their respective disciplines and from many Tribal Nations.

The students shared that opportunities such as this are truly experiences that will allow a pathway toward academic and professional growth. The students shared many highlights about the conference. One in particular was hearing Dr. Evan Adams (Thomas in the Movie-Smoke Signals) talk about the journey of Two-Eyed seeing as Native people.

Left to Right: Clara Selam, Sasha Longee, Dr. Evan Adams, Brenda Lewis, Natasha Scott, Maxine Janis

Submitted by: Maxine Janis, Associate Professor, and President’s Liaison for Native American Affairs

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