College of Public Health Grand Rounds: “The 2010 Waponahki Tribal Health Assessment: A multi-tribal collaboration between members of the Waponahki Confederacy and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health” presented by Patricia Knox-Nicola, Penobscot Nation Health Center, Indian Island, MEA member of the Penobscot Nation, Patricia Knox-Nicola holds an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Rhode Island and a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science from the University of Maine. She worked at the Penobscot Nation Health Department since 1978, starting as a Dental Hygienist and retiring in 2011 as the Tribal Health Director. Ms. Knox-Nicola has sat on various committees for Indian Health Services and acted as Chairperson for the United South and Eastern Tribes’ (USET) Health Committee. USET includes twenty-five federally recognized Tribes. Ms. Knox Nicola has extensive experience and understanding of the health needs of her tribal community and maintains long standing collaborative relationships with other Maine Tribal Health Directors. She recently served as the Tribal Principal Investigator of the 2010 Waponahki Tribal Health Assessment, one of the largest comprehensive health surveys conducted of American Indians residing east of the Mississippi. Ms. Knox-Nicola is currently a consultant for the Penobscot Nation Health Director.