National youth medical program

CIRI descendant Mariah Huhndorf, a student at Kenai Central High School, participated in the 12th Annual Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative (NNAYI) program held in Washington D.C. this summer sponsored by the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP). AAIP sponsors this program to educate and encourage more Native American students into health professions. The students were taken on field trips that included tours of the National Institutes of Health, Office of Minority Health and George Washington University School of Medicine. NNAYI was created in 1998 to increase the number of American Indian/Alaska Native students entering health professions and biomedical research. Mariah is the daughter of CIRI shareholder Stan and Anne Huhndorf.