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Speaker to address Native American health care’s history

Jonathan Baines, MD, PhD

In honor of Native American Heritage month, Jonathan Baines, MD, PhD, will give a presentation about the legal policy history of Native American health care this Wednesday, Nov. 29.

This hybrid webinar presentation on “Native American Health Care: Past, Present, and Future” will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Sorrell Center, room 4053 or can be viewed online. To access the webinar online, visit this event listing and click on Join Stream.

A member of the Alaska Tlingit and Tsimshian Tribes, Dr. Baines is a family medicine obstetrics physician with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and medical director of the Native CIRCLE within the Native American programs umbrella of the Mayo Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Baines also is the co-director of Spirit of Eagles, a National Cancer Institute-funded special populations network.

An American Indian-Alaska Native initiative on cancer, Spirit of Eagles focuses on increasing cancer awareness among tribal nations, organizations and community-based participatory research opportunities to address culturally relevant education, training and research throughout the United States.

A limited number of lunches will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

This session is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Medicine Inclusion and Diversity Office, UNMC College of Public Health Nebraska HEALING program and the UNMC Office of Inclusion and Equity.