01 Jul Clinical Translational Research in Partnerships with American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities
This session will focus on working with American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) communities to design and participate in clinical trials that are driven by community needs. It will include a discussion of the importance of using community based participatory research (CBPR) principles, creating trusted partnerships and community advisory boards and timelines for this type of work. It will be based on Dr. Adams’ 20 years of such work with multiple communities as well as examples from investigators within the Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity doing such trials. There will be ample time for discussion.
Please download and read the two articles below before the seminar.
At the end of the session, participants will:
- Appreciate the beauty and complexity of research with AI/AN (American Indian and Alaskan Native) communities
- Understand principles of CBPR (Community-Based Participatory Research) and trust-building
- Come away with do’s and don’ts for translational research with AI/AN (American Indian and Alaskan Native) communities
Schedule of Activities
- 2:00-2:05pm – Welcome & Introduction
- 2:05-3:25pm – Presentation, Discussion and Q&A
- 3:25-3:30pm – Closing and Feedback Survey
About the Speaker
Dr. Alexandra Adams is the director of the Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIRHE), a phase II NIH COBRE at Montana State University. She is professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health where she also practiced family medicine and pediatric obesity treatment. She has directed multiple clinical trials, received over $40 million of NIH and foundation funding, and has over 60 peer-reviewed publications. The foundation for her leadership and research has been community-based participatory research (CBPR), working in partnership with underserved communities to understand and solve health challenges using both scientific rigor and crucial community knowledge.