College of Health News
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- Dietetics & Nutrition faculty and students dish up community partnerships
From a holiday donation challenge to research involving food pantry needs, the Dietetics and Nutrition department has been busy in the community. Read about the department's recent work here.
- MSW student Ian Foster releases short documentary, titled Modern Subsistence
Foster explores questions with modern hunter-gatherers in an effort to discover if/how ancient customs and modern society can coexist. What is our relationship to one another? What values transcend time and culture? How do we know when we have enough? Read about the documentary here.
- Justice Center's Troy Payne leads new virtual conference with international reachPayne and others launch CrimCon, a free online conference for criminology and criminal justice that fills the gaps from national conferences cancelled due to COVID-19. Read about the conference here.
- Research and initiatives at the College of Health: Fall 2020Explore new research studies, projects and community partnerships across the College of Health. Read about our research and projects here.
- Justice Center develops data tool tracking intimate partner violenceThe Justice Center has partnered with the State of Alaska's Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA) to develop a new interactive tool providing easier access to data related to intimate partner and domestic violence. Read about the data tool here.
- Justice Center publishes landmark report analyzing homicides in Alaska since 1976The Justice Center has published a landmark report based on analysis of more than 40 years of data on homicides in Alaska. The report reveals important disparities in homicides among different demographic groups. Explore the research here.
- Report assesses COVID-19 models to guide community intervention policies in AlaskaA team of public health researchers at the College of Health have used epidemiologic modeling with Alaska data, providing support for new measures implemented by state and municipal leaders. Read the full report here.
- Students start health professionals clubStudents in the health sciences undergraduate program have launched a new club to share resources and offer mutual support as they pursue profesional careers in health care. Read more here.
- Solving the Alaska health care puzzleHow do we help Alaskans--especially in rural communities--get the health care they need? Gloria Burnett talks about the College of Health's innovative solutions on the Talk of Alaska radio show. Listen to the show here.
- Shake well and refrigerate: The Emergency Pharmacy Preparedness ProjectPharmacy student Talethia Bogart has developed an innovative emergency preparedness plan for pharmacists. Read more about Talethia's project.
- Justice Center awarded new grants for Alaska researchRead about three new grants that Justice Center faculty have received for innovative partnerships with justice-related organizations in Alaska.
- National, state, university honors go to COH faculty and staffRead about three members of our college community who have been recognized as leaders in their fields!
- Fall 2019 nursing pre-major information sessionsAttend a nursing pre-major information session to learn more about our nursing programs and how to apply.
- Taking a leap of faith from courthouse to hospitalLearn about Tyler Morris' journey to his second career path from justice to nursing.
- Mental health literacy and first aidListen to Jilly Ramsey, behavioral health training coordinator at the Center for Human Development, discuss the importance of Mental Health First Aid.
- Sexual assault victim-survivors have opportunity to shape better response system through
UAA Justice Center ProjectLearn about Dr. Ingrid Johnson's project to help create a better system of justice in Alaska for those who report sexual assault.
- Research tracking tick increase in AlaskaLearn about Dr. Micah Hahn's collaborative research with state agencies and the University of Alaska to create a database to monitor the spread of the arachnids.
- Pilot program offers nursing forensic trainingLearn about a brand new UAA-program that seeks to train healthcare providers on the proper way to collect forensic evidence to help victims of violence seek justice.
- A new branch of the social work treeLearn about UAA Alumni Rebecca Barker's innovative approach to connecting Anchorage's most vulnerable populations to the services they need.
- Get ready for the UAA College of Health Degree DashListen to faculty from the College of Health talk about the 2019 Degree Dash on Anchorage Community Magazine.
- Traditional foods feed the spirit.Listen to UAA College of Health Assistant Professor of Dietetics & Nutrition Melissa Chlupach discuss the importance of subsistence foods in Elder care.
- Veterans' healthListen to Dr. Vanessa Meade from UAA's Social Work program discuss the unique challenges facing Alaska's veterans.
- What happened when Juneau took fluoride out of the drinking water?Read about Dr. Jennifer Meyer's research regarding Juneau's decision to remove fluoride from their water.
- Statewide grant helps Alaskans with disabilities become their own bossWatch KTVA's coverage of the Alaska Training Cooperative's program that helps to economically empower Alaskans with disabilities.
- UAA dental students offer clinic to gain real world experienceWatch KTUU's story about the UAA Dental Clinic.
- Alaska's healthcare workforceListen to UAA's Director of Nursing Dr. Marianne Murray and School of Nursing Student President Rachel Tompson discuss millennial in the healthcare workforce.
- Bernie's Pharmacy funds scholarship for UAA studentsRead about the award to the Class of 2022 from the Klouda Memorial scholarship.
- UAA introduces new class on healthcare jobsWatch KTVA's coverage of UAA's new HLTH 151 course that let's students try on different healthcare professions.
- UAA Justice Center works for data-driven public policy on sexual assault investigationsListen to Dr. Ingrid Johnson and Dr. Brad Myrstol discuss the work of the UAA Justice Center on Alaska Public Media's Justice Alaska on Hometown Alaska.
- The emerging science of addressing violence, healthcare and law enforcementListen to Dr. Ingrid Johnson, Dr. Angelia Trujillo, and Dr. Brad Mystrol discuss the intersection of healthcare, victims rights, and the justice system on Alaska Public Media's Talk of Alaska.