Center for Alaska Native Health Research
Institute of Arctic Biology
205 Arctic Health Research Building


Phone: 907-474-5528

1-888-470-5576 toll-free within Alaska 

Fax: 907-474-5700


Rural Alaska Honors Institute

Jynene Black made room in her corner of Bert Boyer's lab for a brand new high school graduate last summer.
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Provider profile: Dr. Joe Klejka

Dr. Joe Klejka, one of CANHR's advisors and collaborators, was profiled in the YKHC's newsletter, The Messenger.
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Communities using new spin on tradition to help youths

A drum. A basket. The seasons. The migration of game and fish.
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A shot of my life:

UAF student Lakeidra Chavis talks about the culture of drinking in college and interviews Monica Skewes, CANHR researcher.
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Cultural values help Alaska Native people cope with stress and trauma

Denis Shelden left his Yup’ik family to go to school when he was 10 years old. He was 19 when he returned home, Western education completed.
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Native cancer support group gives residents a chance to tell their stories

CANHR's Hopeful Connections makes the front page of our local paper. Hopeful Connections is a Alaska Native cancer survivor group, hosted by CANHR
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New video explains CANHR and community relationships

Recently, Blueberry Productions and Talking Circle Media, along with Bert Boyer, Scarlett Hopkins and others completed a short video explaining how CANHR does human health research.
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What's in your fish? Researcher studies contaminants and nutrients

Todd O’Hara was only looking for tiny pieces of fish for his contaminant and nutrient study.
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CANHR to present at national health disparities conference

A team from CANHR will give health disparities presentations at the 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities.
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Stable isotopes show what people eat

Diane O’Brien, a nutritional ecologist, thought it was a no-brainer to use stable isotope signatures to discover what people are eating.
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