Native Voices Traveling Exhibition at UCLA Louise M. Darling-Biomedical Library

LOS ANGELES, CA – A panel presentation and student gatherings highlight the Native Voices traveling exhibition’s tenure at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library from February to April 2015.

Professor Felicia Hodge, UCLA Schools of Nursing and Public Health, organized a February 24 panel presentation based on the exhibition’s themes.

Panelists sit in a semi-circle in front of the Native Voices traveling exhibition.

Feb. 24 panelists, L-R: Dan Dickerson, Micah Kamoe, Nancy Reifel, Christine Samuel-Nakamura, Felicia Hodge

The panelists included:

  • Felicia Hodge, DrPH (Wailaki), Professor, Schools of Nursing and Public Health
  • Nancy Reifel, DDS, MPH (Sioux), Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry
  • Daniel Dickerson, DO, MPH (Inupiaq), Assistant Research Psychiatrist, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
  • Christine Samuel-Nakamura, Ph.D. (Dine), Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Nursing
  • Micah Kamoe, MAc (Native Hawaiian), Graduate Student, American Indian Studies.

The UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library also invited an array of student groups to visit the exhibition.

The Native Voices exhibition is located in the northeast corner of the first floor Research Commons of the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. The Library is located in Room 12-077 on the first floor, second corridor, room 007 of the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences. The closest campus entrance is at the intersection of Le Conte and Westwood Boulevard.

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Dan Dickerson speaks from the podium while other panelists look on.

Dan Dickerson describes his research on a 12-step program combined with Native drumming for addiction.

Dr. Hodge speaks from a podium to an attentive audience.

Felicia Hodge describes her research where cancer patients use art to depict pain.










The UCLA staff members who have assisted with the Native Voices traveling exhibition are: Julie Kwan, overall coordination; Paul Camp, website and social media; Daniel Contreras, digital displays and photography; Gwen Hummel, administrative support; Juan Jaime, space and facilities management; Charlene Vinetz, space and facilities management; Alicia Amador, site preparation; Judith Castillo, site preparation; and Charles Paucar, AV/sound equipment.

Committee members are grateful to: Ken Wade, Librarian, UCLA American Indian Studies Center, for his assistance with this exhibition.

“NLM appreciates the gracious assistance and continuing contributions of the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library’s staff,” said Rob Logan, senior staff, National Library of Medicine.


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