July 18, 2013

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen and her colleagues have been awarded a $3,062,530 National Institute on Aging five-year grant to examine factors affecting the health and quality of life among older lesbian, gay and bisexual adults. Based on an innovative research model that measures personal resilience, this longitudinal study will collect data from 2,000 aging LGB adults who participated in earlier research to understand the relationship between risk and protective factors and cohort support in overall health and well-being.

Bonnie Duran and her colleagues at the School’s Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI) have been awarded a five-year $3,238,872 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to evaluate the effectiveness of low-cost screenings, brief interventions, policy changes and systems improvements in reducing alcohol use and improving academic outcomes in a high-risk population of American Indian and Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges and universities.

Additionally, Polly Olsen and her colleagues at IWRI received a $50,000 one-year award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the second stage of IWRI’s Native Youth Enrichment Program project in Washington state.