Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Eagle Butte

5th Annual Research Symposium for Cheyenne River Reservation

The 5th Annual Cheyenne River Research Symposium Researching, Restoring & Rebuilding Our Oyate for a Longer Life is approaching fast! The free public symposium is scheduled for Thursday, April 25 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Cheyenne River College Center. Missouri Breaks and The Keya Foundation are hosting the Symposium and bringing Researchers from near and far to share results of local research and give updates on research that is taking place presently.  The overall theme for the day is “Making Research Work for YOU!”

On Thursday April 25, adult community members will learn what health and science research is happening on Cheyenne River and how it is affecting them and impacting their health. The 2019 Keynote Speaker is Dr. Michael Snyder from Stanford University. He will share research on wearables (such as Fitbits and etc.) and how they are changing the way individuals think about and approach their health now and in the future. Dr. Snyder says, “Wearable sensors that monitor heart rate, activity, skin temperature and other variables can reveal a lot about what is going on inside a person, including the onset of infection, inflammation and even insulin resistance”.

Other research topics and speakers for the day include: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – Naomi Lee, PhD; DNA & Arthritis – Jennifer Li-Pook Than, PhD; Heavy Metals and Our Health – Joseph Hoover, PhD, Esther Erdei, PhD, and Melissa Gonzales, PhD; Strong Heart Study – Lyle Best, MD and Marcia O’Leary, RN; New Research Opportunities on Cheyenne River – Marie Gross, RN, MPH, Candidate and Rae O’Leary, RN, MPH Candidate. Noon lunch will be served and booths from various colleges and organizations will also be available.

Pre-registration is appreciated but not necessary for the 5th Annual Cheyenne River Research Symposium on Thursday, April 25. To pre-register call Missouri Breaks at 605-964-1260. The Symposium event sponsors include the South Dakota Community Foundation, University of New Mexico Center Environmental Health Equity Research, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Sanford Health, Delta Dental, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe ABC Committee, Missouri Breaks, and The Keya Foundation.  Plan now to attend the 5th Annual Cheyenne River Research Symposium.