The Administrative Core provides administrative leadership and oversight, including fiscal management of grants and other funds. Core staff also oversees travel, human resource management, purchasing, public relations and communications.
CANHR’s director is the leader of the core and leads the scientific work, providing mentorship and an intellectual climate to inspire and increase funded grant proposals for new research. The director also leads strategic planning for long-term funding to sustain the life of the center.
Administrative Core staff provides public outreach through the CANHR website, newsletters, brochures and other publications. Staff also plans and coordinates meetings, seminars and other events.
- Bert Boyer, CANHR director, 206 AHRB, 474-7733, email@example.com
- Valia Casey, administrative assistant, 205 AHRB, 474-5528, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Michelle Dondanville, program coordinator/assistant to the director, 205 AHRB, 474-6230, email@example.com
- Heather Foltz, fiscal officer, 205 AHRB, 474-7659, firstname.lastname@example.org
- CANHR Purchase Request Form (PDF)
- President's Professors Collaboration Form (Google Doc)
- Travel Request Form (Roxen form)
- Charter Request Form (PDF)
- Car Mileage Form (PDF)
- Traveler Information Form
CANHR Fax Number:
Community Engagement and Clinical Support
The Community Engagement and Clinical Support Core facilitates and supports community-based participatory research by drawing on local community knowledge and scientific expertise to implement and evaluate culturally valid and effective approaches to research in Alaska Native communities. The functions of the core include:
- Facilitating and sustaining community/CANHR partnerships by engaging the community in all phases of the research process.
- Supporting researchers in the development and implementation of linguistically and culturally appropriate research protocols.
- Providing technical capacity to collect clinical measures and biological samples.
- Processing all biological specimens collected in the field and maintaining a secure biological storage facility for CANHR investigators and Alaska Native participants.
The CECS Core supports CANHR's central theme of community-based participatory research through strong and sustaining community partnerships with Alaska Native people.
- Scarlett Hopkins, CECS core director, 216A AHRB, 907-474-5693, email@example.com
- Eliza Orr, cultural consultant, 216B AHRB, 907-474-5172, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jynene Black, research technician, 907-474-7547, email@example.com
- Field research assistants
Experimental Design, Biostatistics, and Data Services
The purpose of the Experimental Design, Biostatistics, and Data Services Core is to provide centralized research and statistical design, data analysis, and data management services to research supported by the Center for Alaska Native Health Research.
- Experimental and statistical design consultation to CANHR investigators proposing basic, applied, and intervention research projects. In addition, this work includes cross-cultural adaptation and development of measurement instruments used in CANHR studies, and development of interview protocols and designs for qualitative studies.
- Intensive consultation on statistical and qualitative analysis for CANHR research projects. These services include both design of statistical analyses and the implementation of the analyses.
- Crucial data management services. This includes ongoing maintenance of several existing CANHR project databases, development of new databases to support future projects, and data access and reporting services.
- Robert Coker, EBD core director, 226 AHRB, 907-474-6701, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carlotta Fok, 214 AHRB, 907-474-6309, email@example.com
- Salena Bias, database specialist, 212B ARHB, 907-474-7277, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jacques Philip, CANHR programmer, 212A AHRB, 907-474-6127, email@example.com
Data Access Forms
Nutrition and Physical Activity
CANHR’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Core supports interdisciplinary research requiring dietary and/or physical activity assessment and intervention, and provides nutritional sciences expertise to CANHR investigators. The NPA Core supports all aspects of dietary and physical activity assessment, including selecting and/or modifying appropriate assessment methods, developing quality control procedures, and guiding the analysis and interpretation of the resulting data.
We have trained a cadre of investigators, staff, and students to collect and process diet intake data. The NPA Core furthers CANHR’s research focus on obesity and related metabolic diseases, which constitute a significant and growing cause of morbidity and mortality among Alaska Native people.
- Andrea Bersamin, NPA core director, 243 AHRB, 907-474-6129, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kristine Niles, nutrition research technician, 224 AHRB, 907-474-5486, email@example.com