Adamsen notified of $385,000 AARP Urban Indian Elder Project research award

collette-adamsenCollette Adamsen, PhD, director the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) at the UND Center for Rural Health, recently received the first installment of a 25-month, $385,000 American Association of Retired Persons award entitled “Urban Indian Elder Project.”

“Your research not only extends to your own professional and scholarly endeavors, but also contributes to the overall wellbeing of the people of our state and nation,” wrote Grant McGimpsey, vice president for Research and Economic Development at UND, in congratulating Adamsen.

The NRCNAA’s mission is to identify and increase awareness of Native elder health and social issues, and to empower Native people to develop community-based issues. As NRCNAA director, Adamsen’s many responsibilities include conducting research on health disparities among American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian elders across the country.