Northwest Tribal Science Education Partnership: Building Traditions and Community to Prepare the Next Generation of Researchers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150068
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Northwest Tribal Science Education Partnership: Building Traditions and Community to Prepare the Next Generation of Researchers
Abstract:
Northwest Tribal Science Education Partnership: Building Traditions and Community to Prepare the Next Generation of Researchers
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Guthrie, Teresa Ann, RN, MN
P.I. Institution Name:Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Title:Project Coordinator: Spirit of EAGLES - American Indian/Alaska Native Leadership Initiative on Cancer
Purpose: This presentation will describe a new collaboration between the Cancer Information Service-Pacific Region, Spirit of EAGLES-American Indian/Alaska Native Leadership Initiative on Cancer, Northwest Tribal Cancer control Project-Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, and the HuthchLab and the Science Education Partnership at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Collaborating partners share in the long-term goal of reducing the burden of cancer in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. As part of a comprehensive plan to meet this goal, partners focused their efforts on building capacity by increasing the number of AI/AN researchers and health professionals. Significance: Findings from the NTSEP pilot workshops will form the groundwork for future program development and research to better understand and address the unique challenges AI/AN youth face when contemplating careers in the health sciences and biomedicine. Methods: Two pilot workshops were held during which participants engaged in laboratory activities, had lunch with research scientists, and honored the experiences of a panel of AI/AN college undergraduate and graduate students. The following day, all participants including students, chaperones, and hosting staff worked together in brainstorming, goal setting, and collaborative discussions. Outcomes: Lessons learned include a greater depth of understanding of what the collaborating partners bring to the table, the high interest and enthusiasm of AI/AN youth for science activities, and a greater depth of understanding of our respective cultures. This successful effort is the first step in creating a sustainable, effective multi-year program aligned with community need and interests.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNorthwest Tribal Science Education Partnership: Building Traditions and Community to Prepare the Next Generation of Researchersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150068-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Northwest Tribal Science Education Partnership: Building Traditions and Community to Prepare the Next Generation of Researchers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Guthrie, Teresa Ann, RN, MN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Project Coordinator: Spirit of EAGLES - American Indian/Alaska Native Leadership Initiative on Cancer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tguthrie@fhcrc.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: This presentation will describe a new collaboration between the Cancer Information Service-Pacific Region, Spirit of EAGLES-American Indian/Alaska Native Leadership Initiative on Cancer, Northwest Tribal Cancer control Project-Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, and the HuthchLab and the Science Education Partnership at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Collaborating partners share in the long-term goal of reducing the burden of cancer in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. As part of a comprehensive plan to meet this goal, partners focused their efforts on building capacity by increasing the number of AI/AN researchers and health professionals. Significance: Findings from the NTSEP pilot workshops will form the groundwork for future program development and research to better understand and address the unique challenges AI/AN youth face when contemplating careers in the health sciences and biomedicine. Methods: Two pilot workshops were held during which participants engaged in laboratory activities, had lunch with research scientists, and honored the experiences of a panel of AI/AN college undergraduate and graduate students. The following day, all participants including students, chaperones, and hosting staff worked together in brainstorming, goal setting, and collaborative discussions. Outcomes: Lessons learned include a greater depth of understanding of what the collaborating partners bring to the table, the high interest and enthusiasm of AI/AN youth for science activities, and a greater depth of understanding of our respective cultures. This successful effort is the first step in creating a sustainable, effective multi-year program aligned with community need and interests.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:15:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:15:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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