He Sapa Wacipi (Black Hills Powwow)
Our first community event was the Black Hills Powwow, a cultural gathering with dancing, singing, and socializing. I am working closely with the Walking Forward Program, which is a community based participatory research program working to increase cancer cure rates for American Indians. Over the course of three days we administered over 100 surveys and performed 41 head and neck screening exams.
|Grand Entry for the Powwow|
|My husband setting up the screening booth|
| Dr. Petereit, a radiation oncologist, and director of the Walking Forward Program and I|
|My son after all the hard work |
Sunshine Dwojak, MD, MPH
Harvard Program in Otolaryngology