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Making Land Acknowledgements in the University Setting Meaningful and Appropriate

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Div. of Population Health Sciences associate professor Corrie Whitmore co-authored a published article in College Teaching about making land acknowledgements in university settings meaningful, title "Making Land Acknowledgements in the University Setting Meaningful and Appropriate."

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When the temperature hits 70, Alaskans feel the heat — and start suffering health ills

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According to results from research led by Micah Hahn, an environmental epidemiologist here at UAA, Alaskans' health starts suffering when temperatures climb to 70 degrees, and that local and state officials should consider policies to respond to heat-related health problems that are expected to increase as the climate continues to warm.

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Micah Hahn shares recent publications

Micah Hahn, assistant professor of Environmental Health with the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies of the UAA Div. of Population Health Sciences, has recently co-authored numerous papers focused on wildfire smoke, evolving perceptions, modeling geographic uncertainty, implications of inadequate water storage, and more.

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Ruby Fried co-hosts APIA symposium

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Ruby Fried, assistant professor of Health Science within the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies of the UAA Div. of Population Health Sciences, helped host the Regional Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation Symposium with the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association from April 12 to 14, 2022.

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Study provides look at COVID-19 in remote Alaska communities

Ruby Fried, assistant professor of Health Science, and Micah Hahn, assistant professor of Environmental Health, of the Institute for Circumpolar Health Sciences within the Div. of Population Health Sciences, have co-authored an article, titled “COVID-19 in Remote Alaska Communities: A Longitudinal View of a Novel Pandemic.” This statewide, longitudinal study on remote communities provides a perspective based on the lived experience of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people living in remote Arctic communities, and an opportunity for evidence- and strengths-based responses to the many impacts of COVID-19.