Frequent Questions about the Cores
This is to help applicants create relationships and correspondence with the three Cores (RDEB, Professional, and COE) and their personnel. The director of each Core will assist applicants identifying the most relevant Core-associated personnel to better assist the applicant.
The Professional Development Core assists with locating mentors and facilitates training of funded investigators. The Core also conducts workshops and coordinates faculty exchanges in Montana and Alaska. To read more about the directors and staff, click here.
An integral component of successful Clinical and Translational Research is careful study design, appropriate data analysis, and thoughtful interpretation and dissemination of results. Experts within the Research Design, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Core provide resources to support these critical components of research that investigators themselves often do not have the training and expertise to accomplish alone. For assistance, contact the site director nearest you.
The primary goal is building research capacity and improve health in American Indian and Alaskan Native populations. Spread throughout Montana and Alaska, the administrative core coordinates communication efforts and provides program oversight. Find a list of the staff here.
The Community Outreach and Engagement Core provides expert guidance in community-engaged and community-based participatory research approaches. This Core provides regional support to navigate the development of respectful research partnerships with American Indian and Alaska Native people in Montana and Alaska. To learn more about the multi-disciplinary team of investigators and their goals, click here.
The Pilot Project Core coordinates proposal receipt and review, and awarding of funding to support the overall objective of developing research programs relevant to the Alaska Native and American Indian health disparities. Please see the full description of the aims of the core and the staff.