Virtual Science Cafe: “Indigenous Cancer Research Education for Environmental Justice”

Join us on April 18 for a virtual science cafe for the Nebraska Science Festival. Drs. Idoate and Rookwood will be presenting, “Indigenous Cancer Research Education for Environmental Justice.”

This cafe will share how a National Cancer Institute-funded research education program centers Indigenous STEM pedagogy, practices, and resources to advance cancer education through an Environmental Justice framework.

Regina Idoate is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and an Associate Professor of Health Promotion in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has a PhD in Preventive and Societal Medicine, Master’s degrees in Spanish Language and Culture & Christian Spirituality and a graduate certificate in Maternal and Child Health. Regina loves to collaborate across disciplines, colleges and cultures. She specializes in Indigenous research methods and works in partnership with public schools, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, communities and tribes to promote health and wellness.

Aislinn Rookwood is a mother of two and public health specialist who grew up in between Polson, Montana and Phoenix, Arizona. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She also serves as the Director of Programs for CityMatCH. In the College of Public Health, she is the program manager for a research pathways program for underrepresented students. Her interests are focused on understanding how to better address children’s environmental exposures across the lifespan through community-engaged research, research workforce development, and primary care.

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Thursday, April 18 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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