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In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the University of Alaska Anchorage has taken steps to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Visit the University of Alaska Coronavirus Information website to learn how UAA and the university system are responding to this situation. Find links to communications, policy guidance, resources and information about the university's community restrictions, which apply to all faculty, staff and students. The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center remains open at this time to serve UAA students. For information about COVID-19 symptoms and current health recommendations, visit the CDC website and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

What's New at the ICHS

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News and Updates

  • May 2019: The tick field crew is on the hunt! We’re looking for ticks in Anchorage parks. Check out our website for more information about ticks in Alaska and the steps for submitting ticks you find on yourself, your pets, or wildlife.

Tick Hunting Crew in Woods


Please watch UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen's message about the Anchorage Climate Action Plan. UAA, ICHS, and the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) have partnered to create a Climate Action Plan (CAP) for the city of Anchorage to help residents and the city adapt to climate change and its impacts.

  • April 2019: ICHS' Dr. Micah Hahn is interviewed by KTUU on her work to track tick species in Alaska


  • January 2019: Congratulations to the Alaska Public Health Association on an excellent 2019 Health Summit!  Many UAA Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies faculty and staff participated in this successful event: Micah Hahn, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health, Plenary Speaker; Rebecca Van Wyck, Research Associate, Round Table Presenter; Ryan Ray, ICHS Policy Analyst, Breakout Session Speaker
  • November 2018: Dr. Micah Hahn and Dr. Elizabeth Hodges Snyder were interviewed by KTVA's 11's Daybreak on Anchorage's Urban Farm Project: Link to KTVA Video on Facebook