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Category: Health Research and Data


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 ...


Gastric cancer, commonly known as stomach cancer, is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach. Alaska Native people experience higher rates of gastric cancer than other groups in the United States. This past July, the Consortium hosted a two-day panel of Alaska Native community leaders, health care providers and gastric cancer experts from around the globe. The goal of the meeting was to identify the best methods to combat the disease Alaska Native ...


This summer, 25 Tribal Epidemiology Centers staff, representing 10 different organizations from across the nation, gathered to participate in the Management Concept’s Cost Principles for Federal Grants training in Anchorage, Alaska. Sponsored by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Tribal Epidemiology Center’s Public Health Infrastructure Network Coordinating Center and the ANTHC Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (EpiCenter), the training provided participants with knowledge and experience in federal cost principles and how they affect awards including: oversight; budget development and review; spending ...


ANTHC and Alaska Pacific University (APU) hosted the first-ever Alaska Indigenous Research Program (AKIRP) in Anchorage. The theme for the program, which was held in May, was Promoting Resilience, Health and Wellness. The research program aims to increase cultural humility and sensitivity of health researchers with emphasis on the importance of Tribally driven and culturally responsive research as well as support and grow Indigenous researchers and scholars. The program included three weeks of courses designed for all levels of research ...


Are you Alaska Native or American Indian and interested in health research? Are you a researcher or public health professional interested in Alaska Native health research? Are you at least 18 years old? The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Alaska Pacific University invite you to attend the first Alaska Indigenous Research Program: Promoting Resilience, Health, and Wellness in Anchorage, Alaska. The program will include three weeks of different courses from May 6-24 at no cost to attendees. The courses ...


Alaska Native people have one of the highest rates of colon cancer in the world. To help improve the health of our families and future generations, ANTHC and the University of Pittsburgh are conducting a research study. The researchers will look at the effect fiber (found in fruits and vegetables) in the diet has on colon cancer risk. Foods we eat may affect our risk for colon cancer. Studies suggest that when people eat more fiber it can reduce their ...