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Winter Institute 2014

A Think Tank:  Weaving Medicine, Public Health, and Native America

2014 NARTC Winter Institute

March 5, 8-5 and March 6, 8-11, Aloft Hotel at Speedway and Campbell

The Native American Research and Training Center at The University of Arizona is pleased to offer presentations on the Diversity of Native Americans in Medicine and the Health Sciences. This event is designed to provide information on the need for Native Americans in the health and science workforce and programs that recruit, train and retain NA. Leaders and experts will share information and pose critical questions including:    

  • Disparities in health and the health and science work force
  • Barriers to education for NA and Indigenous models of education
  • Competencies and curriculum in medicine, public health and NA programs
  • The Seattle Indian Health Board Family Residency Program


  • Nicky Teufel-Shone, Center for American Indian Resilience
  • Teshia SolomonNative American Research and Training Center
  • Karen Francis Begay, Special Advisor to the President on Native American Affairs
  • Francisco Garcia, Pima County Health Department
  • Walt Hollow, Assoc. University of Washington and Puyallup Tribal Health Authority
  • Carlos Gonzales, University of Arizona, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine
  • Octaviana Trujillo, Center for American Indian Resilience
  • Lori Arviso Alvord, Student Affairs, UA, College of Medicine
  • Amy Waer, Medical Student Education, UA College of Medicine
  • Doug Taren, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
  • Terry Maresca, Seattle Indian Health Board Residency Program


Funded through a cooperative agreement between the Association of American Indian Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Funding Number: 1U38OT000133 and hosted by the Native American Research and Training Center at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center.

Winter Institute 2014 flyer (PDF)99.76 KB
Winter Institute 2014 final agenda (PDF)134.7 KB

AIRCH Contact Info

Francine Gachupin, PhD, MPH, CIP
Assistant Director, Native American Research and Training Center
1642 E. Helen St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520.626.5072 phone
fcgachupin [at] email [dot] arizona [dot] edu

Teshia Arambula Solomon, PhD
Director, AIRCH Student Development Component
Director, NARTC
1642 E. Helen St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520.626.1123 phone
solomont [at] email [dot] arizona [dot] edu


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