Public and media encouraged to tune into April 26 conversation with David Wilson, PhD

  • Dr. Wilson has worked closely with Tribal Nations in NIH role since 2017
  • Topic: “A Holistic Approach to Improving American Indian/Alaska Native Health”
  • Free, public webinar takes place April 26 at 3 p.m. EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Join Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Center for Indigenous Cancer Research (CICR) for a webinar on Tuesday, April 26, at 3 p.m. EST featuring National Institutes of Health (NIH) Tribal Health Research Office Director David R. Wilson, PhD.

The discussion, “A Holistic Approach to Improving American Indian/Alaska Native Health,” will touch on the NIH’s engagement with Native and Indigenous individuals and communities, efforts to support and inform scientists and clinicians working with Indigenous communities, and the Office’s work to draw attention to important considerations regarding research in Indigenous communities. The webinar is free and open to the public.

Dr. Wilson was named the first Director of the Tribal Health Research Office in January 2017. Since then, he has worked with leaders of the 574 federally recognized Tribal Nations to address health concerns and collaborate on the NIH’s research portfolio.

“We welcome Dr. Wilson to the international conversation that is unfolding through our webinar series,” says Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW, Director of the CICR at Roswell Park. “In support of our work to reduce cancer’s impact through culturally informed research, health screenings and interventional efforts, we look forward to hearing in greater detail about the NIH’s work to expand and advance respectful, appropriate outreach to Native and Indigenous communities.”

Following Dr. Wilson’s presentation, participants will be able to engage in a Q&A session.

To register for the webinar, click here.

A link to the video will be available to all viewers after the event. Information about both previous and upcoming CICR webinars can be found at