American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funded Projects

River rocks
Photo by Diana Campbell

Western Alaska Tribal Collaboration for Health (WATCH):

Four NIH-funded research projects, in partnership with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, are combining data sets to better characterize the prevalence and incidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Yup’ik and Inupiaq Eskimo people. This study engages tribal groups and community representatives to help prioritize community needs and to inform future interventions and research direction.

Bert Boyer, Ph.D, Principal Investigator
NIH/National Center for Research Resources

Workforce Development: 

This grant will allow us to provide more in-depth training to our community-based research staff, new COBRE investigators, postdoctoral fellows, tribal health organizations and graduate research assistants on community-based participatory research methodology. The training will help new investigators compete successfully for NIH research funding and to design and conduct rigorous research that is both community-based and culturally sensitive.

Bert Boyer, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
NIH/National Center for Research Resources

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