ERIC Number: ED307080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Searching, Teaching, Healing: American Indians and Alaskan Natives in Biomedical Research Careers. Proceedings of a Conference Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Held at the School of Medicine, University of Minnesota (Duluth, Minnesota, August 1-3, 1984).
Haller, Edwin W., Ed.; Myers, Ruth A., Ed.
This document contains edited versions of tape-recorded speeches given at a conference titled "American Indians and Alaskan Natives in Biomedical Research." The proceedings is divided into two sections: "Research in the Biomedical Sciences: American Indians Speak Out" that includes presentations on aspects of biomedical careers and their federal support mechanisms; and "Biomedical Research: Meeting the Needs of American Indians/Alaskan Natives" that includes presentations on the health concerns of the American/Indian/Alaskan Native community. Individual papers included are: "Rights, Responsibilities, and Expectations: Educational Opportunities for Minority Students" (Wenda Moore); "Why Choose a Research Career?" (Larry P. Aitken); "NIH Support: The MARC Program" (Dolores Lowery);"Sweatbands and Sweathouses: Application of Perspectives" (Tacheeni Scott); "Pathways to Research" (Cliff Poodry); "Alcoholism" (Dale Walker); "Circumpolar Health in Native Populations" (Ted Mala); "Obesity and Diabetes" (Dee Ann DeRoin); "Hypertension" (Eugene Vigil); "The Indian Health Service, Early Childhood Survival, and Infectious Disease among American Indians" (Joseph Jacobs); "An Indian Remembers: Boarding School, Politics, and Mental Health Research" (Theda Goodfox-Starr); and "Discussion and Conclusions" (Edwin W. Haller). A combined author and subject index is included. (ALL)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Biomedicine, Career Choice, Cultural Influences, Educational Opportunities, Health, Higher Education, Researchers
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A