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Center for Indigenous Nursing Research and Health Equity dedication

The FSU College of Nursing dedicates its new Center for Indigenous Nursing Research and Health Equity (INRHE) during the first International Indigenous Nursing Research Summit. More than 100 indigenous nursing researchers and community leaders from Australia, Canada, Panama and Peru, as well as Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians gathered at the summit to seek ways to redress the health imbalances that have disadvantaged native peoples for generations. John Lowe, the McKenzie Professor in Health Disparities Research and director of INRHE was joined by Lowe’s elder — Chief Jim Henson of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians — who gave a traditional Native American blessing during a dedication of the future site of the INHRE located on FSU’s southwest campus. Henson is internationally recognized for his work in substance abuse prevention.