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Charting your course through employment for AI/AN focused prevention research scholars 

Presented by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in partnership with the Society for Prevention Research, the Native Children’s Research Exchange Scholar Program (NCRE), and INSPIRE: Indigenous Substance Use and Addictions Prevention Interdisciplinary Research Education

Thursday, June 10th 3-5 PM EDT

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Society for Prevention Research (SPR), Native Children Research Exchange, and INSPIRE would like to invite you to participate in an online discussion, “Charting your course through employment for AI/AN focused prevention research scholars”. This session is geared towards early career indigenous scholars, focusing on mental health and substance abuse prevention research. Our panel will address a variety of topics including how to determine your career path, the mechanics of finding your first job, how to find a mentor, second steps and/or changing careers, as well as any additional questions from the audience.

Registration is free, but required to attend the session.  Please register here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd-6pqj8pHtySVVD8NOrzL-94M98Sq_Dy.  You will receive a ZOOM registration confirmation with your link to join the session.

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Introduction

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse

Moderator:

  • Nancy Whitesell, PhD, Professor at the University of Colorado Centers for American Indian & Alaska Native Health

Facilitators:

  • Amanda Hunter, PhD, MPH, (Pascua Yaqui), Postdoctoral Scholar, Northern Arizona University, Center for Health Equity Research
  • Susanna Lopez, MS, Doctoral Candidate, Oklahoma State University

Panelists:

  • Melissa Walls, PhD, (Bois Forte & Couchiching First Nation Anishinaabe), Bloomberg Associate Professor; Director, Great Lakes Hub, Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
  • Katie Schultz, PhD, MSW, (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work
  • Jerreed Ivanich, PhD, (Metlakatla Indian Community) Assistant Professor at Colorado School of Public Health, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
  • Evan White, PhD, (Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma) Associate Investigator, Laureate Institute for Brain Research
  • Angela Walden, PhD, (Citizen, Cherokee Nation), Director of Inclusion Initiatives, Office of the Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Ashleigh Coser, PhD, (Muscogee [Creek], Choctaw, and Chickasaw Nation), Health Service Psychologist, Cherokee National Health Services
  • Emma Elliot-Groves, PhD, MSW, (Cowichan), Assistant Professor, University of Washington
  • Jessica Elm, PhD, MSW, (Oneida Nation), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention

Addressing structural racism in and through work as an Indigenous focused prevention scientist: Opportunities for the new generation of scholars to make change

Presented by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in partnership with the Society for Prevention Research, the Native Children’s Research Exchange Scholar Program (NCRE), and INSPIRE: Indigenous Substance Use and Addictions Prevention Interdisciplinary Research Education

Friday, July 16th 3-5 PM EDT

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Society for Prevention Research (SPR), Native Children Research Exchange, and INSPIRE would like to invite you to participate in an online discussion, “Addressing structural racism in and through work as an Indigenous focused prevention scientist: Opportunities for the new generation of scholars to make change”. In the wake of the events of the last year, confronting structural racism, the systems that work in various ways to perpetuate racial group inequity, has become a clear mandate. Making progress is critical in all sectors of society, including academe, research, and policy. This session will focus on the ways that a new generation of scholars focused on Indigenous prevention research are and can work to implement meaningful change, including by insisting that this burden be addressed by all scholars – not just Indigenous scholars. Panelists will include early career and senior scholars and will feature a discussion of relevant topics. The focus will include both making changes within research institutions as well as exploring how research can help to address structural racism and structural disadvantage in Indigenous communities and can inform policy.

Registration is free, but required to attend the session.  Please register here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclc-moqTspHtTUmgUyfBy7En_FB5EtHaVR

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Introduction

  • Kathy Etz, PhD, Native American Program Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Moderator:

  • Karina Walters, PhD, (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), Professor at the University of Washington, Co-director of Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

Panelists:

  • Donald Warne, MD, MPH, (Oglala Lakota), Director of Indians Into Medicine (INMED) & Public Health Programs; Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Melissa Walls, PhD, (Bois Forte & Couchiching First Nation Anishinaabe), Bloomberg Associate Professor; Director, Great Lakes Hub, Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
  • Sophie Neuner, MD, MPH, (Karuk Tribe), Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
  • Jerreed Ivanich, PhD, (Metlakatla Indian Community), Assistant Professor at Colorado School of Public Health, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
  • Angela Walden, PhD, (Citizen, Cherokee Nation), Director of Inclusion Initiatives, Office of the Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Emma Elliot-Groves, PhD, MSW, (Cowichan), Assistant Professor, University of Washington
  • Kyle Hill, PhD, MPH, (Ojibwe, Lakota, Dakota), Assistant Scientist at the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
  • Nicole Tuitt, DrPH, MPH, Assistant Director and Senior Instructor at the University of Colorado School of Public Health, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health