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Staff, faculty and fellows on a 9-day walk across Arkansas commemorating the Choctaw Trail of Tears.

Mentors, Fellows and Faculty met at the University of Washington
Mentors, Fellows and Faculty met at the University of Washington

Mentors, fellows and faculty met at the University of Washington in April 2011 for the first Spring Research Roundtable. From left to right: Dedra Buchwald, MD; Andrew Jolivette, PhD (fellow); Geri Donenberg, PhD; Karina Walters, PhD, Bonnie Duran, DrPH; Meg MacDonald, PhD; Nina Wallerstein, PhD; David Patterson, PhD (fellow); Michelle Johnson-Jennings, PhD (fellow); Julie Baldwin, PhD; Tessa Evans-Campbell, PhD (fellow); Jan Beals, PhD.

Members of the Native Community Advisory Expert Panel (NCAEP)
Members of the Native Community Advisory Expert Panel (NCAEP)

Members of the Native Community Advisory Expert Panel (NCAEP), shown here at a meeting held in Seattle in July 2011. The NCAEP help the IHART program advance knowledge that is culturally relevant to communities and tribes.

The Indigenous HART Program

The Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training (IHART) program is an innovative research training program for Indigenous and other underrepresented ethnic minority scholars. The IHART program aims to develop a network of scholars dedicated to culturally grounded research that will contribute to ameliorating health disparities among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN).

The Indigenous HART program:

  • Focuses on American Indian/Alaska Native HIV and mental health research in Indian Country
  • Cultivates the research proficiency of junior and mid-career level scholars
  • Nurtures the grant making skills of AI/AN tribal, community, and university-based scholars
  • Incorporates culturally specific Native epistemologies, methodologies, and research protocols
  • Offers a co-creative, reciprocal and collaborative educational program

The Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training program is housed in the University of Washington’s Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, a multidisciplinary center for AI/AN health disparities research with faculty in the Schools of Social Work and Public Health, and affiliated faculty in Psychology, Law, Medicine, and Nursing.

Apply for the IHART Program