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Promoting integrity and excellence in research in an environment

that is collaborative, supportive, and builds capacity.


NRN Partnership Links

With a focus on establishing a network, we partner with other, similar organizations that support and complement our endeavors. Please visit their websites using the links below:


Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of  Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.




The National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association

NANAINA is a committed group of persons from every corner of the country, dedicated to the health and well-being of the American Indian and Alaska Native people.  Some of us are ourselves American Indian, Alaska Native, some not.  We are nurses, non-nurses, serving or not in communities and programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives.  Regardless, we hope you will join us in our cause, our endeavors to raise the health of our people and to advance our profession.




The Association of American Indian Physicians

The Association of American Indian Physicians maintains its headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; however, educational forums, workshops and conferences are hosted throughout the year in different regions of the United States.  AAIP is a federally recognized non-profit with 501(c)3 status.




Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services , is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.




American Indian Higher Education Consortium

AIHEC provides leadership and influences public policy on American Indian higher education issues through advocacy, research, and program initiatives; promotes and strengthens Indigenous languages, cultures, communities, and tribal nations; and through its unique position, serves member institutions and emerging tribal colleges and universities.




National Indian Health Board

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) represents Tribal governments—both those that operate their own health care delivery systems through contracting and compacting, and those receiving health care directly from the Indian Health Service (IHS).




National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is one of 27 research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The mission of the NIEHS is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives. Contact Symma Finn, Ph.D., Health Scientist Administrator, Population Health Branch (919) 541-4258 or email




NIH Grant Application Submission and Review: Center for Scientific Review

Contact Dr. Karyl Swartz (301) 435-1115

Associate Director for Diversity and Workforce Development


NIH Office of Extramural Research

(301) 435-0714




National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation's premiere medical research agency. NIMHD's work touches the lives of millions of Americans burdened by disparities in health status and health care delivery, including racial and ethnic minority groups, rural populations, populations with low socioeconomic status, and other population groups.


Phone (301) 402-1366


Or call Dr. Dorothy Castile, PhD at (301) 594-9411 or email


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