The American Indian/ Alaska Native Clinical and Translational Research Program is a joint partnership funded in cooperation with National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore the health disparities in Native communities in Alaska and Montana. 


American Indian/Alaska Native CTRP Partners include: Blackfeet Community College, University of Montana, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium of Anchorage, and South-central Foundation of Anchorage.

American Indian/ Alaska Native CTRP Goals:


Reduce Health Disparities within Native Communities

Through collaboration with the Tribal entities, a foundation can be established to directly approach health disparities within American Indian Alaskan Native Communities
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Fostering Research for Healthier Communities

Strengthening relationships between external researchers in true collaboration with community members, bringing specific scientific expertise to infuse with rich and diverse community cultural knowledge

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Creating Equitable Research Collaborations

Establishing research built on community need, reinforcing the life-saving benefits of strengthened relationships between between clinical methodology and culturally relevant health research.


NIH requires AI/AN CTRP to submit annual reports regarding funding recipients, how funds are used and the resulting research and publications. To meet this requirement we collect information from program participants and grant recipients. Please use the following link to access our online reporting portal.


NIH-NIGMS requires AI-AN CTRP core investigators and research project investigators who give presentations (including posters) and/or publish their work on any project funded wholly or in part by AI-AN CTRP to acknowledge the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Your citation must read as follows:

Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54GM115371. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.