Press Releases

Navajo Department of Health Public Health Advisory Notice (PHAN) First Hantavirus Case of 2024

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Navajo Nation Hospitalization & Emergency Room Rates
National Center for Health Statistics 113 Select Causes, COVID-19, and other Diseases of Interest to the Navajo Nation

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Report of the Navajo Epidemiology Center
Cancer Among the Navajo

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Welcome New NNHRRB Board Members

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The Passing of Long-time NNHRRB Board Chair Mrs. Beverly Becenti-Pigman

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Former Navajo Nation IRB Board Member and JHU Researcher receives distinguished Award

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Navajo Nation Department of Health

  Reopening guidelines for in person training and meetings (General Public Related)

COVID-19 Safe Practices


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Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and You

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Blessing Ceremony Opens New Genomics and Health Research Lab
Researcher wants to ensure she shows respect for the Native Americans with whom she plans to collaborate

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Community health workers improve birthweight of newborns in Health Start Program, researchers find

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Funding equipment for faculty is little-known but key SHERC mission

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'Resilient teamwork' preserves program during pandemic

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Faculty spotlight: Amanda Pollitt

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Report depicts frontline COVID experiences

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Upcoming Events

Syphilis ECHO
8 Week Cohort, Launching 5/24
Noon to 1 p.m MT

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4th International Conference on Biofuels and Bioenergy

Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport, London, UK
October | 12-13 | 2023

Abstract Submission


Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center Website

a free online data sharing resource for Native peoples and organizations.

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The Belmont Report: 39 and looking good OHRP’s Belmont Report website has gotten a makeover! In 1979, the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research released a report titled “Ethical Principle and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research,” which is commonly referred to as the “Belmont Report.” Click here for more information

Educational Resources for Research Participants

Explaining research to prospective research participants can be challenging. One year ago, OHRP launched its public outreach website, About Research Participation,, to help potential volunteers better understand research and make informed decisions. Since then, we’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the research and patient communities, and continue to hear about new and creative ways these materials are being used to educate prospective volunteers and improve the informed consent process.

Available resources include short videos about participating in research, and a list of questions for prospective participants to consider. All of the resources, including the videos, are available in English and Spanish. And because OHRP’s educational materials are free to the public, you can use any and all of them as much as you’d like! If you have any questions or would like source files for off-line use, email the education division at: If you’ve been using the About Research Participation resources in your institution, we’d love to hear from you!

Please consider sharing this information with your colleagues and other human research protection professionals and programs!


July 16, 2024
9:00 A.M.

Institutional Review Board

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August 20, 2024

NNHRB 2021-2022 Meeting Schedule

Meetings held every 3rd Tuesday of each month by Virtual, or at Navajo Department of Health East Conference Room (NDOH)
(Schedule subject to change without advance notice)

** One (1) complete original NNHRRB application/protocol and ten (10) copies due to NNHRRB office by 5:00PM on submission date.


(Copies must be collated, stapled or binder clipped)

For information or inquiries, please contact Mike Winney at:

Navajo Department
of Health
Navajo Research Office
Post Office Box 1390
Window Rock, Arizona 86515

Telephone Number:
(928) 871-6929

Fax Number:
(928) 871-6255

E-mail Address: or

Dr. Rebecca Izzo-Manymules, Ph.D. Chairperson,

2024 NNHRRB Meeting Schedule