The Alaska Indigenous Research Program (AKIRP) will be hosted online this year. The unique research program – a partnership of Alaska Pacific University and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium – increases the health research capacity of Alaska Native and American Indian individuals and communities by providing cross-cultural research education.
AKIRP is available for anyone interested in Alaska Native health research. Through cross-cultural research education, the program seeks to increase Alaska Native and American Indian (AN/AI) representation among researchers and health scientists, as well as provide Western-trained researchers with knowledge to remain culturally grounded, respectful, and responsive in meeting the health needs of AN/AI communities. Courses are designed for varying levels of experience from beginners to experienced researchers and public health professionals.
AKIRP weeklong courses are offered at no cost to attendees. The 2021 course calendar is:
- May 10-14, 2021: Advanced research course
- May 17-21, 2021: Research ethics course
- May 24-28, 2021: Introductory research course
Virtual sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (AKST). Space is limited to 50 participants per session, and participants can apply for multiple weeks.
For more information, visit the AKIRP website at: https://anthc.org/indigenous-research/
To register for this year’s AKIRP courses, visit: https://akirp2021.eventbrite.com