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OSU psychology professor studying perception of Native communities

When studying health trends in a community, it’s easy to focus on the bad things and areas that need improvement. While fixing those problem areas does work, Dr. Ashley Cole, is hoping to change how we look at health inequities.
$5.5M in grants awarded to OSU-CHS Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy

Tue, Sep 28, 2021

The Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy (CIHRP) at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences was recently awarded two grants totaling about $5.5 million to study and improve indigenous food systems and health outcomes.

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Innovative after-school program captures Native American students’ interest in STEM

Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Hallmarks of the future such as virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D printing are set to help connect Native American students with their cultural past through an innovative $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Native OSU students share culture with McAlester classes

Tue, Dec 08, 2020

Native American books read by Native American students. The idea came from an Oklahoma school teacher, and Oklahoma State University’s Center for Sovereign Nations was happy to help make it a reality.

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Postoak named ANAMS president-elect

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

Last year, Brandon Postoak served as the first osteopathic medicine liaison for the Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS). Now the third-year OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student serves as the organization’s president-elect.

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CIHRP executive director featured in PBS documentary on diabetes

Mon, Apr 13, 2020

Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, executive director of the Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy, talks about her personal and professional history with diabetes.

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Dr. Kent Smith, Ph.D.: Virtual STEM Camps

Tue, Apr 07, 2020

OSU-CHS Associate Dean of American Indians in Medicine and Science, Dr. Kent Smith, Ph.D., writes a blog on his recent launch of virtual STEM classes for rural public schools and tribal partners amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

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