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NIH Welcomes Tribal Leaders for Annual Tribal Advisory Committee Meeting

Posted on by Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Group of people standing in front of a screen with "NIH Annual Tribal Committee (TAC) Meeting" displayed
Dr. Karina Walters, Ph.D., director of NIH’s Tribal Health Research Office and I were pleased to welcome Tribal leaders and representatives to the NIH campus on Aug. 16 and 17. These Tribal officials provide input and recommendations on NIH research policies, programs, priorities and other activities that affect American Indian/Alaska Native populations. In addition to many productive discussions, the Tribal officials toured the NIH Clinical Center where they spoke to researchers from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Left to right: Alicia C. Mousseau, Ph.D. (Oglala Sioux); Stephen Kutz, M.P.H. (Cowlitz Indian); me; Karina Walters, Ph.D. (Choctaw Nation) Director, Tribal Health Research Office; Debra Danforth, R.N., B.S.N. (Oneida Nation); Herminia Frias, M.P.H. (Pascua Yaqui Tribe), TAC Chairperson; Brittany Jock, Ph.D. (Mohawk); Donna Galbreath, M.D. (Ahtna Athabascan).
Credit: Chiachi Chang, NIH

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