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Native Researchers' Cancer Control Training Program

Oregon Health & Science University◊

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Jessica Blarjeske-Kennedy

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Participants in this training program develop research skills for implementing and evaluating cancer control programs in Native American, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. The program is customized to meet the needs of each group of 10–15 trainees. Graduates can obtain follow-up mentoring, opportunities to participate in field research, and technical support for 3–6 months after the training.

Seminars cover the following public health topics:

  • Chronic disease epidemiology among native communities.
  • Research ethics and protection of human subjects in native communities.
  • Culturally appropriate cancer interventions.
  • Library searches and national databases.
  • Funding sources, grant writing, and budget management.
  • Epidemiologic methods, design, and implementation for cancer intervention studies.
  • Data management and analysis.

Health care practitioners, academic faculty, researchers, and personnel from community organizations who implement cancer research or intervention programs in a native community can apply for this training. American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, American Samoans, and other U.S.-associated Pacific Islanders are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to applicants with a masters degree or higher. Candidates accepted to the program receive free tuition, airfare, lodging, books, and meals.

3 weeks (about 40 hours per week).

Training sponsored by

  • Center for Healthy Communities
  • Indian Health Service
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Northwest Portland Area Indian Health board
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Spirit of EAGLES


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