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Wy’East enhances pathway to medical school for American Indian and Alaska Native students

Sept. 18, 2018 Jake Smith knew that the Wy’East Post-Baccalaureate Pathway was for him as soon as he learned about it. The new pathway, created by the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence at OHSU, prepares American Indian and Alaska Native students to excel as medical students and physicians. Smith is a member of the […]

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In the Lab: From frustration to a changed face of medicine

Dove Spector is a senior research assistant with the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence. She supported the grant writing team for the launch of the center, where a number of programs support the primary mission — to recruit, train and retain Native Americans into the medical profession. What is your research and why is […]

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First Tribal Health Scholars learning at clinic

The Tribal Health Scholars at the clinic—Lynden Harry, Kaliyah Iverson and Enrique Ramirez— are seeing first-hand the work of health professionals. Over the next several weeks they will spend Monday mornings at the Warm Springs clinic, learn- ing about a variety of health ca- reers. During the final weeks of nine-week program, the students will […]

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Meet the NNACoE Director

Meet our director Dr. Erik Brodt. You can see his full story here Dr. Brodt’s Story> Erik grew up near Chippewa Falls, WI and spent summers with family in the rural areas around Bemidji, MN. Dr. Brodt is excited to return to the Pacific Northwest after spending a short time away. In addition to caring […]

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