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University of Alaska Anchorage named a top school for online health science education

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UAA has been ranked one of the nation’s best schools for online health care degrees and certificates for 2023. Six percent of regionally accredited colleges and universities earned a ranking position.

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Daily Nurse interviews Jennifer Meyer about monkeypox

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Cases of monkeypox have greatly diminished in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good or won’t come back in another form. Daily Nurse spoke with Jennifer Meyer, assistant professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage Division of Population Health Sciences, about monkeypox and what nurses should be aware of treating patients.

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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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Corrie Whitmore elected as board president of American Evaluation Association

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Corrie Whitmore, assistant professor of health sciences with DPHS, was elected as president of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Board of Directors.

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Community Partner Profile Series: Introducing Travis Hedwig

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Dr. Travis Hedwig collaborates with At Home in the North, an effort focused on advancing a contextually and culturally relevant understanding of the northern housing continuum. Travis is a cultural and medical anthropologist and is a faculty member in the Division of Population Health Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is interested in applied health research, particularly issues of mental and behavioral health, housing and homelessness, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and other disabilities, and community health.