Projects & Programs


Past Research Training

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Making suicide everyone’s business: A Native American community approach (MSEB) More Info

Using Evidence Based Practices and Best Practices, this study incorporates a universal approach to reducing the rate and risk of suicide and interrelated social problems by using inherent cultural assets in order to strengthen and balance our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual lives.

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Growing Our Own Students and Faculty

This was an innovative NARCH-funded (IHS/NIH) training program that addresses the isolation experienced by many tribal faculty, staff, and students as they seek higher education and professional careers, and ties the educational process to development of research partnerships aimed at addressing health disparities.

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Indigenous Substance Abuse, Medicines, and Health Research Training (ISMART)

Indigenous Substance Abuse Medicines, and Addictions Research Training (ISMART) Program, 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. About us Indigenous Substance Abuse Medicines, and Addictions Research Training (ISMART) Program, is a mentorship program that allows scholars of...

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Northwest Indian Child Welfare Social Work Partnerships: Building on Strengths More Info

his tri-state grant supported training and research around the recruitment and retention of Native social work students interested in careers in Indian child welfare. Each year 11 Native social work students were awarded traineeships through the project.

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Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training (IHART) program

The project is designed to develop the Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training (IHART) program to train a cadre of NIMH-funded junior, mid, and senior career research scientists in the area of HIV/AIDS and mental health prevention through an intensive 27-month mentorship program comprising a 2-day winter roundtable; a 2-week summer training institute; year-round multidisciplinary learning opportunities...

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Native Youth Education Program (NYEP) for STEM Career Pathways

This project is an an innovative, culturally-based 4-week summer intensive STEM career path program with monthly booster sessions targeting 120 7th through 10th grade AIAN youth attending three Pacific Northwest school districts’ Indian Education programs as well as one tribal school.

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Native Youth Education Program – Phase 2

NYEP is an innovative, culturally-based two to four week summer program offered through IWRI at the University of Washington, offering hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning experiences both on and off the University of Washington campus targeting 6th through 8th grade NA youth from Washington State.

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Mentoring Diverse Scientists in HIV Research on Substance Abuse and Mental Health

This award will assist in increasing the availability of a diverse group of researchers successfully researching behavioral aspects of HIV, which is crucial to combating this global pandemic that disproportionately hits marginalized communities and communities of color, particularly among Native Americans, African Americans, and Latinos/Hispanics. This award will also assist in the career development of...

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The Indigenous HART Program IHART2 is the second iteration of the Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training (IHART) program. IHART2 is an innovative research training program for Indigenous, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NHPI) and other underrepresented ethnic minority scholars. The IHART2 program aims to develop a network of scholars dedicated to culturally grounded research that will contribute to...

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I Raro i te Atarau Karohirohi: E Whakatere Haere Ana Ngā Waka i Te Moana-Nui-Ā-Kiwa By the shimmering light of the Moon: (Indigenous) sea vessels are navigating the shared waters and knowledges of the Pacific Ocean The Māhina International Indigenous Health Research Training Program provides an international 10-12 week health research training opportunity in New...

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