The 16th Annual American Indian Health Research Conference takes place Saturday, Oct. 20, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The conference offers opportunities to discuss research directions, partnerships, and collaboration in health research focusing on American Indians.
Rodney Haring, assistant professor of oncology in the Department of Cancer Health Disparities Research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, N.Y., is the keynote speaker. Haring’s presentation will address Roswell Park’s Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Health Services (IHS) and how Roswell’s cancer research intersects with IHS outreach, student development, and patient care. Haring is a member of the Beaver Clan and an enrolled citizen of the Seneca Nation of Indians based in western New York.
The conference will also feature speakers from American Indian Cancer Foundation, American Cancer Society, American Indian Public Health Resource Center at North Dakota State University, and Minnesota Department of Human Services.