ANTHC hosts NIH officer panel, learn about importance of health research in Alaska communities

October 7, 2019

On Monday, Aug. 19, representatives from the National Institute of Health (NIH) programs visited the Consortium where staff from clinical and research services facilitated a presentation and panel discussion focused on issues ranging from mental health to suicide prevention to research training and career development.

Principal researchers and research administrators from ANTHC, University of Alaska Anchorage and University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Pacific University and the FAST lab at APU co-sponsored the event. Panel members provided participants with opportunities to learn about NIH program directives and funding opportunities, to ask important questions regarding NIH program structure and navigating the funding application process, and to foster important mentor relationships. The NIH representatives were able to gain insight into both the unique challenges of conducting research in Alaska and the important opportunities and strong desires for community-based research and student mentorship identified by participants.

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