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August 31, 2018

New curriculum prioritizes tribal sovereignty, cultural respect in scientific research of American Indian, Alaska Native communities

New curriculum prioritizes tribal sovereignty, cultural respect in scientific research of American Indian, Alaska Native communities Reprinted with permission by UW News Originally published on February 22, 2018 By Kim Eckert, UW News When scientists have conducted research in Native American communities, the process and the results have sometimes been controversial. There have been a…


Improving food access and community cohesion for Native Hawaiians

Reprinted with permission from the UW School of Social Work News – First published on February 26, 2018 Food access and nutrition among indigenous peoples can be highly dependent on family and community cohesion. This has led innovative researchers, such as incoming School of Social Work professor Michael Spencer, to design population health interventions that…


IWRI Student Assistants 2017-2018

Elyse Ke’ala Rickard (Native Hawaiian/Xicana/white) My name is Elyse, I was born and raised in Southwest Los Angeles County and received my B.A. in Sociology from Cal State Fullerton in May 2016. I graduated with my Master’s in Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance in June 2018 with Social Policy…


IWRI Training Programs Thrive

The Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training Program (IHART2) is in its ninth year this year and celebrated the enrollment of four up and coming scholars in the spring. The 2018 and the 2017 cohort of fellows participated in two training events this spring and summer. Fellows had the chance to meet members of the IHART2 Scientific…


February 8, 2018

IWRI Welcomes Jordan Green

Jordan Green joined IWRI in January 2018 as a research coordinator for the “My Peeps” project, a group intervention for young males (aged 13-18) who have sex with males, which is being translated into a mobile health web-application for smart-phones. Jordan is a native of San Francisco, where he worked as a health educator for…


The Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, a Decade of Research, Training, & Service

In 2004, two Native American junior faculty members committed to indigenous wellness (Karina Walters and Tessa Evans-Campbell) and two students at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work (UW SSW) came together to exchange resources, expertise, and contacts to advance research involving Native American populations. Thus was born the “Native Wellness Center,” which remained…


November 17, 2017

IHART2 and ISMART Fellows 2017

As we approach the end of 2017, IWRI is preparing to launch recruitment for two research training programs, the Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training program 2 (NIMH R25MH084565) and the Indigenous Substance Abuse, Medicines, and Addictions Research Training program. Both programs have been a part of the IWRI Research Training portfolio for years. IHART2 is celebrating…


Māhina Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Program

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The Māhina international Indigenous health training program is now accepting applications for the 2018 program. Māhina provides an international 10-12 week Indigenous health research training opportunity in New Zealand. For more information and to apply to the program visit http://iwri.org/mahina  


IHART2 Call for Applications

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DEADLINE: December 15, 2017 The Indigenous Wellness Research Institute National Center of Excellence, School of Social Work, University of Washington, is pleased to issue a call for eligible applicants for the 2018 cohort of the Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training Program 2 (IHART2). The IHART2 program is seeking a diverse pool of qualified academic and community…


Healing Seasons Project Now Underway

The Indigenous Wellness Research Institute National Center of Excellence continues its tradition of community-based participatory research with the recent funding of Healing Seasons: Pathways to Our Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit. Healing Seasons is a research project funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities under grant number R01 MD 011574 and…