To increase Tribal-University research partnerships and the number of American Indian scientists.
The Center's aims are to:
1. Promote AI/ANs and researchers partnerships to identify AI/AN health priorities, perform research and develop effective solutions to AI/AN health problems.
2. Facilitate good communication between Tribal and University partners and sharing of expertise and resources to solve AI/AN health problems.
3. Foster increased University scholar interest and expertise to do community based participatory research in partnership with AI/AN communities to solve AI/AN health problems.
4. Increase interest and understanding amongst AI/ANs to become health scientists.
The Center has four main parts:
•Tribal/Academic oversight of the Center by its Steering Committee and its Community and Scientific Advisory Committee.
•Administration-USET provides financial oversight; USET and VU together manage the Center.
•Project proposal development and implementation.
•Research Project proposal development and implementation.
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Go to Community Research Partners to register in the searchable database that will allow community members and researchers to collaborate on projects and initiatives that address community health.
For more information about the USET-VU NARCH, please see the Center’s full website at http://narch.psy.vanderbilt.edu/index.asp and/or contact:
Principal Investigator: John Mosely Hayes, DrPH; USET, email@example.com