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Monday, June 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM CDT
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Haskell Indian Nations University

155 Indian Ave.
Lawrence, Kansas 66046-4800

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Contact (for program inquiries)

Dr. Deborah His Horse Is Thunder  
(701) 527-3914 

Contact (for meeting logistics)

Kristen Pratt  
703-838-0400 x115 

Fourth Annual AIHEC Behavioral Health Research Institute 

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium is pleased to host our 4th Annual Behavioral Health Research Institute at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas from June 19, 2017 through June 21, 2017.  This three-day institute is focused upon building the research capacity of Tribal College and University faculty and staff in the fields of behavioral health. Institute Agenda

The goal of this Institute is the continued development of research capacity in behavioral health for TCUs through presentations, research experience of Native-based research projects, small group breakouts, interactive activities, reflections on readings, and reflection on one’s own research experience. Participants will gain an appreciation of the impact of historical trauma and CBPR strengths and challenges, as well as learn hands-on skills necessary for participating effectively in CBPR projects. Both academic discussions and experiential exercises will reflect a commitment to co-teaching and co-learning. 

This invigorating event will provide opportunities to learn about other Tribal College and Native research projects, network with behavioral health experts, and much more.

A room block for this event has been set up at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lawrence, One Riverfront Plaza, Lawrence, KS 66044. Please use the hotel name link above to receive the online discounted nightly rate of $99.00. Or call the hotel to reserve your room at (785) 841-2700.  Remember to mention the room block code "AIHEC" to receive the discounted nightly rate of $99.00. The cutoff date for this rate is June 1, 2017. 

For TCU participants, there is no registration fee, and some meals will be provided. AIHEC will provide travel scholarships for 20 participants from non-NARCH TCU sub-awardees. For our students and our future, we urge all TCUs to join us! Travel Scholarship Application