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Public Health Students Present at Conference in New Zealand

Public health students from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health presented at the International Indigenous Development Research Conference in Auckland, New Zealand in November.

From left (seated) Carmella Kahn-Thornbrugh and Priscilla Sanderson; (middle) Agnes Attakai, Octaviana Trujillo, Athena Crozier, Nicolette Teufel-Shone, Stephanie Carroll Raine, Tara Chico, Christina Oré de Boehm, Aurora Trujillo; (Back): Sheena Brown, Michele Henson

From left (seated) Carmella Kahn-Thornbrugh and Priscilla Sanderson; (middle) Agnes Attakai, Octaviana Trujillo, Athena Crozier, Nicolette Teufel-Shone, Stephanie Carroll Raine, Tara Chico, Christina Oré de Boehm, Aurora Trujillo; (Back): Sheena Brown, Michele Henson

The theme of the conference was Transformation through Indigenous Research Excellence. The presentation team included 10 students and faculty from the Center for American Indian Resilience (CAIR) at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health, two faculty members from Northern Arizona University, and a community-partner from the Hualapai Tribe. The presentation was titled Exploring Resilience in American Indian and Alaska Native Health.

Michele Henson, an MPH student at the College of Public Health said the panel presentation grew out of a course taught by Nicolette Teufel-Shone, PhD, Professor of Health Promotion Sciences during the Spring 2014 semester. The course, titled American Indian Health and Resilience through the Life Course, required students to conduct literature reviews regarding the health of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, while focusing on a specific age group or stage of the life course.

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