National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the NIH Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) put together a genetics research resource for the recent Tribal Data Sharing & Genetics workshop at the University of New Mexico. The resource includes brief descriptions of NHGRI-funded education and research projects with American Indians and Alaska Natives, definitions of terms used in genetics research, and links to more indepth resources. The resource can be accessed on the THRO website.
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Call for Presentations: 2018 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
June 13-15, 2017 | Grand Forks, ND
Abstract Submission Deadline: 5:00pm October, 12, 2017
Rural and public health professionals are encouraged to submit abstracts for the 2018 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health. Oral and poster presentations should feature community or research projects that can be replicated. They should implement creative strategies that facilitate the collaboration between rural and public health entities with an emphasis on education and developing partnerships.
Visit the Dakota Conference website for details on submitting an abstract.
Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers
Open date: November 4, 2017 | Application due: December 4, 2017
This FOA will support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and other investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in AI/AN populations, with emphasis on areas where there are significant gaps in data and knowledge. Such partnerships are proposed to support community-responsive, scientifically rigorous projects with findings disseminated to local stakeholders, the IHS, and the scientific community. One or more TECs may collaborate with academic researchers, tribal governments or other tribal organizations, clinicians, healthcare organizations, public health organizations, school systems, faith-based organizations, or other relevant stakeholders to achieve FOA objectives.
Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards for Mid-Career Investigators to Integrate Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences (K18 Clinical Trial Required)
Open date: February 6, 2018 | Application due date: March 6, 2018
The objective of the Career Enhancement Award for Experienced Investigators (K18) is to provide support for experienced scientists who either wish to broaden their scientific capabilities or to make changes in their research careers by acquiring new research skills or knowledge. The purpose of this FOA is to provide such investigators with support for an intensive period of mentored research experience to acquire new research capabilities in research areas supported by the sponsoring NIH Institute(s)/Center(s). Such experiences will afford candidate investigators protected time to
- enrich and expand their expertise and research programs through retooling in new techniques, emerging technologies, and/or scientific areas
- redirect their research programs in new trajectories
- catalyze research collaborations in new research directions.
Award period is 1 year, with up to $80,000 in contributed towards recipient salary, and $20,000 for other program related expenses. It is expected that this initiative will lead to new and/or augmented research programs competitive for NIH funding.
Zero Suicide Initiative
Apply by October 12, 2017
The Indian Health Service (IHS), Office of Clinical and Preventive Service, Division of Behavioral Health (DBH), is accepting applications for cooperative agreements for Zero Suicide Initiative (ZSI)—to develop a comprehensive model of culturally informed suicide care within a system of care framework. IHS anticipates making a total of 8 awards for $3.2 million to IHS facilities, Tribes, and tribal or urban Indian organizations to improve the health care system for those at risk for suicide by implementing a comprehensive, culturally-informed, multi-setting approach. Individual award amounts are anticipated to be $400,000.