To improve the quality of life for all Tribal Members, through culturally competent, custom-fit research"

Misty Wilkie-Condiff, PhD, is an enrolled member of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Tribe. Dr. Wilkie-Condiff's professional interests are higher education, American Indian Education, providing quality education to nursing students, and minority organ donation and transplantation. Dr. Wilkie-Condiff's areas expertise include nursing, organ donation and transplantation, nursing research, and higher education. She is currently employed full-time at Bemidji State University.

Professional Memberships/Involvements:
Sigma Theta Tau American Indian Science and Engineering Society President- National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association Board of Director- Association for Multicultural Affairs In Transplantation 

Past research and research publications:
Thesis research: Beliefs and Attitudes of American Indians Towards Organ Donation- 2001 Dissertation research: The Lived Experience of American Indians with Organ Donation and Transplantation- 2009 Research project with American Indian nursing students- consult with NDSU in 2014 Research project with American Indian nurses- consult with NDSU 2015 Current project (awaiting IRB approval): Quality of Life/Health After Organ Donation and Transplantation in American Indians Currently working on publication. 

Professional Presentations:
2015 “American Indians and the Organ Donation Process” presented At the 23rd Annual Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation conference in Detroit, Michigan 2015 “The Lived Experience of American Indian Organ Donors and Recipients: Stories of Cultural, Physical and Spiritual Triumph” Keynote Speaker at the Aotearoa Indigenous Nurses Conference, Auckland, New Zealand 2014 “American Indian Lived Experience with Organ Transplantation” presented at 22nd Annual Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation conference, Houston, Texas. 2014 “Journey of a Nurse Educator” presented at 3rd Annual Pathways to Nursing: Sharing Our Journeys Conference, Bismarck, North Dakota. 2014 “American Indian Organ Donation and Transplantation: The Lived Experience” presented at 13th Native Women & Men’s Wellness Conference, San Diego, California 2010 Keynote Speaker, “From Poverty to Prestige: A Native's Journey in Nursing “ presented at St. Cloud State University Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony, St. Cloud, Minnesota. 2010 “The Experience of American Indians with Organ Donation and Transplantation” presented at 16th Annual Turtle Mountain Wellness Conference, Belcourt, North Dakota. 2010 “The Lived Experience of American Indians and the Organ Donation and Transplantation Process” presented at Bois Forte Diabetes Conference, Tower, Minnesota. 2007 Keynote Speaker, “Research trajectory from an indigenous perspective” presented at St. Cloud State University Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony, St. Cloud, Minnesota. 2005 “Overcoming Barriers in Graduate Education” presented at the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses Association 1st Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. 2005 “Mentorship and Role Modeling for Native Nursing Students” National Alaskan Native American Indian Nurses Association Conference, Washington D.C. 2004 “Minority Graduate Student Perspective” presented at Research Day, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2003 Presented “Beliefs and Attitudes of a northern Minnesota American Indian Tribe Towards Organ Donation” at the National Alaska Native American Indian Nursing Association Summit IX, Park City, Utah 2003 Accepted for poster presentation at Midwest Nursing Research Society (peer reviewed). “Beliefs and Attitudes of a northern Minnesota American Indian Tribe Towards Organ Donation” in April 2003 2002 “Beliefs and Attitudes of a northern Minnesota American Indian Tribe Toward Organ Donation” To faculty of University of Minnesota and University of North Dakota and community members, 2nd Annual Bridge Retreat, White Earth Indian Reservation, Mahnomen, Minnesota. 

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