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Dillard To Give NIMHD Seminar, Nov. 12

Dr. Denise Dillard
Dr. Denise Dillard

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Dr. Denise Dillard will be the guest speaker for the NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. The title of her talk is “Genetic Research with Alaska Native People: Lessons and Future Possibilities.”

An Inupiaq Eskimo born and raised in Alaska, Dillard is director of research for Southcentral Foundation, a tribal organization that provides primary health care services for 65,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people. 

Dillard has led a diverse research portfolio to address the wide-ranging health and research needs of the community she serves. Having served as principal investigator of projects focused on behavioral health, diabetes and cancer screening, she has co-led several pharmacogenetic studies as part of the Northwest Pharmacogenetic Research Network. 

In 2015, Dillard was nominated by the King Island Tribal Council to serve on the NIH tribal advisory committee, first as the Alaska delegate and eventually as a member-at-large.

Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals who need reasonable accommodation should call Edgar Dews at (301) 402-1366 or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.

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