The health award, given this year during an online convention, is bestowed by Alaska Federation of Natives to an Alaska Native who has improved care, reports the Anchorage Daily News.

This year, the award was given to Dr. Christina Darby, a sleep medicine physician who helped start the sleep clinic and sleep lab as the medical director at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Prior to this, she worked as a sleep medicine physician and neurologist at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. Darby completed her Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Stanford, her Neurology Residency at the University of Arizona Tucson and received her medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle.