NARTC 2019 Winter Institute

This years Native American Research and Training Center's Winter Institute will be held on February 25 - 27, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. This years theme is Convergence & Divergence in Native Health Research: The Confluence of Traditional and Contemporary Medicine. This is a three day conference for students, researchers, healthcare providers and those working in Native American Health.

We are currently accepting abstracts for poster presentation and concurrent breakout sessions that address processes or result in the following categories:

  • Patient-Provider interactions with tradition and contemporary medicine
  • Integration of traditional medicine/knowledge in contemporary medicine
  • Environmental studies incorporating traditional knowledge
  • intersections of traditonal health and biomedical research

Abstract Submission guidelines: 

  • 250- Words (max) abstract
  • MS word document
  • Indicate presentation format: Poster or breakout session
  • Title
  • Authors and their affilation
  • Presenting author and position

Deadline is December 28, 2018 & notification of acceptance will be January 28th, 2019.

Please submit abstracts to Josie Garcia at

Cross Culture Training

The Cross cultural training improves communication and interactions with research participants, tribal communities and improves research results. This course includes NAU, UA and ABOR requirements regarding research with Indigenous peoples.

Learning Objectives:   

  1. Assess the impact of acculturation and assimilation through boarding schools and the U.S. termination policy on Native Americans.
  2. Describe the long term, intergenerational influence of the socio-political history of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  3. Identify American Indian and Alaska Native cultural factors that contribute to overall health and wellness. 
  4. Identify one’s own assets and learning needs related to cultural competence.
  5. Employ self-reflection to evaluate the impact of one’s practice.