Sokaogon Chippewa Community News

Genevieve McGeshick Spotlighted in Fall/Winter NARCH Issue

Bobbie Halada, the Assistant Health Director/Dental Manager at the SCC Health Clinic, recently shared that Genevieve McGeshick is spotlighted in the 2023 Fall/Winter NARCH e-News issue.

We asked Genevieve to provide an overview of her work this past Summer, and share her accomplishments. She graciously provided this update:

This past June I was accepted as an intern for the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) – NW Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH). Throughout the month I assisted in the facilitation of the NARCH Virtual Summer Research Training Institute. This was an intensive two-week Summer research training program designed for health professionals and students interested in Tribal health issues.

As of August 2023, I have transitioned into the role of NW NARCH Project Coordinator. The NW Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH) is a federally-funded program designed to increase health research capacity for Tribal people nationwide. In this position, I provide assistance with workshops, conference and meeting planning for fellowship programs (Undergraduate, graduate and cancer fellowships).

Programs that may be of interest to SCC community members are the Public Health Research Academy for High School students, the Tribal Researcher’s Cancer Control Fellowship Program, the Summer Research Training Institute and NARCH Resource library (coming soon). For more information on these programs, please visit the NARCH webpage.

In sharing this news, Bobbie said, “Congratulations Gen! We are all so proud of you!”