A special issue of The International Journal of Circumpolar Health was recently published with support, in part, by a grant from CFRI. CFRI member Dr. Anne George was Special Editor for the issue, called “Health Research in Northern Canadian Context: Roles and Responsibilities of Academic Institutions.” The journal features numerous CFRI members, including an editorial by Dr. Stuart MacLeod. Articles by CFRI members include a survey of maternal and child health in rural and remote northern populations (Mary H. George and Dr. Robert Armstrong), a depiction of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder diagnosis and prevention in northern Canada (Dr. Sterling Clarren and Dr. Amy Salmon), and a description of the ethics review processes for research involving community members in Canada’s three northern territories (Dr. Anne George). Dr. George also contributed one of the photographs for the journal’s front cover.
The International Journal of Circumpolar Health specializes in Arctic and Antarctic health issues with a focus on the health of indigenous peoples. It is published by the International Association of Circumpolar Health Publishers, which is made up of many northern universities, research networks and scientific societies.