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MSW alumna Vanessa Salmon publishes article about the challenges rural women experience delivering babies

 |  Ahliil Saitanan  | 

Vanessa Salmon, a 2019 MSW program graduate, published an article in the Journal of Rural Mental Health, titled "When delivery means departure: Describing the practice and impacts of mandated maternal transport in Alaska," which was her capstone project for the program. This research is about the challenges rural women experience delivering babies and the demands of having to move into hub communities to await delivery. Salmon was the lead author, alongside UAA School of Social Work professor Dr. Heidi Brocious and UAF Dept. of Social Work associate professor Dr. Laverne Demientieff.

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Bernice Hetherington – Behavioral Health Aide Spotlight

 |  Tanana Chiefs Conference  | 

Bernice Hetherington—a UAA MSW student—was featured in the Behavioral Health Aide Spotlight for the Tanana Chiefs Conference.

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Viray Among Five Inspirational Alaskans Gov. Dunleavy Introduces in the 2022 State of the State

 |  Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy  | 

Master of Social Work student Andrew Viray was honored by Gov. Mike Dunleavy as one of five inspirational Alaskans in his State of the State address on Jan. 25.

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UAA Diversity Action Council announces Student Diversity Award recipients

 |  Matt Jardin  |  , ,

Social work master’s student Jay Greene (pronouns: they/them, he/him) believes in system reform through policy, as evidenced in their work with UAA’s LGBTQIA2S+ Committee and Gender Inclusive Housing Committee. Greene was a recipient of the Student Diversity Scholarship.

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MSW student Ian Foster release short documentary titled Modern Subsistence

 |  Ahliil Saitanan  | 

Set in beautiful northwest Alaska, Modern Subsistence is a documentary short by Ian Foster, a University of Alaska Anchorage School of Social Work master's student. Foster explores questions with modern hunter-gatherers in an effort to discover if/how ancient customs and modern society can coexist.