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Our UM PI, Erica Woodahl, and her grad student, Chelsea Morales, have digital stories featured on the NIGMS website (look under Audio and Visual).

Digital Storytelling and Pharmacogenetics

Digital Storytelling workshop

Digital Storytelling workshop

In February 2012, NWA-PGRN researchers from the University of Montana, members of the Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribes, and others collaborators took part in a Digital Storytelling workshop. Read the following article published in the Char-Koosta News. “Oral tradition or storytelling is in the DNA of the aboriginal tribal people of America. Throughout time tribal tradition, culture and history have been passed from generation to generation via tongue and/or hand.” Read More

UW researchers seek to improve access to personalized drug therapy for under served populations

American Indians receive research information at a powwow on the Flathead Reservation in Montana, summer 2009

American Indians receive research information at a powwow on the Flathead Reservation in Montana, summer 2009

The University of Washington has joined a nationwide network of scientists through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how genes affect individual response to medicines. Ken Thummel, chair and professor of pharmaceutics, and Wylie Burke, chair and professor of bioethics and humanities, and colleagues, recently learned they have received a five-year, $10 million grant from the NIH’s Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN) to create a Northwest-Alaska center to study pharmacogenomics in rural and underserved populations.

Digital Storytelling

Digital storytelling workshop inDigiDreams instructor Carmella Rodriguez gives pointers to Cindi Laukes of the Montana Cancer Institute. (B.L. Azure photo)

Digital storytelling workshop inDigiDreams instructor Carmella Rodriguez gives pointers to Cindi Laukes of the Montana Cancer Institute. (B.L. Azure photo)

Digital storytelling workshop inDigiDreams instructor Carmella Rodriguez gives pointers to Cindi Laukes of the Montana Cancer Institute. (B.L. Azure photo)

Click on these two pictures to see videos of two Montana Digital Stories!

UW researchers funded to improve under served populations’ access to personalized drug therapy

Ken Thummel

Ken Thummel, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutics

Researchers at the UW have received a five-year $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s

Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN) to create a Northwest-Alaska center to study pharmacogenomics in rural and underserved populations.

Wylie Burke, Professor and Chair, Department of Bioethics and Humanities

Wylie Burke, Professor and Chair, Department of Bioethics and Humanities

Ken Thummel, UW professor and chair of pharmaceutics, and Wylie Burke, UW professor and chair of bioethics and humanities, and their colleagues, are joining a nationwide network of scientists to study how genes affect individual response to medicines. Read More.

New Research Could Lead to Personalized Prescriptions

Genetic_Test_Rob_Carr_Associated_Press

Genetic Test, photo Rob Carr, Associated Press

Alaska Business Monthly
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 29, 2010
Fairbanks, Alaska—The University of Alaska Fairbanks will study how the genetics and diet of Yup’ik Eskimos affect the blood-thinning properties of a common drug used by heart and stroke patients.

The research could lead to personalized drug prescriptions. The UAF Center for Alaska Native Health Research will conduct the research as part of a $1.02 million National Institutes of Health sub-award through the University of Washington.

Researchers Hope To Help Tribal Members With Cancer Drug Therapy

NBCMontana.com By Annamarie Lannetta

MISSOULA,Mont — Researchers hope DNA from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will help with cancer drug therapy.

The University of Montana worked with a collaboration of researchers within the northwest to submit a grant to the National Institute of Health.