News & Events

The College of Health Has A New Course Prefix
The College of Health has a new course prefix, COHI. This course prefix enables the development of interprofessional courses without the difficulties of cross-listing courses. All COHI courses go through the regular curriculum approval process with one extra step; all COHI courses must be approved by two academic departments prior to reaching the COH curriculum committee.

Report on Interdisciplinary Collaboration between Occupational Therapy and Nursing at UAA

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A report was completed on a successful interdisciplinary collaboration between nursing and occupational therapy students in the Fall of 2012. This effort, funded by the College of Health's Interprofessional education grants, was led by the School of Nursing professor Patricia A. Lynes-Hayes and the Occupational Therapy program director Diana Steffen Steer. Download the brochure (pdf).

Interprofessional Education Projects Funded by the College of Health
The College solicits faculty to submit creative and innovative proposals to advance the College's interprofessional mission. A peer review committee evaluates all the proposals and then makes funding recommendations to the Dean. The funded efforts span the range of disciplines and departments within the college.

For more information, contact Randy Magen, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Curriculum at 786-6901 or

COH Interprofessional Education 2013-2014 Request for Applications - Funding

The Associate Dean for Curriculum of the College of Health is soliciting applications from UAA faculty proposing collaborative projects related to interprofessional education. Information can be found here.

Interdisciplinary Research Studies on Substance Use/Abuse and SBIRT Implementation in Alaska
Two posters have been developed out of interprofessional simulation activities in 2014. The first, "Interdisciplinary Research Studies on Substance Use/Abuse and SBIRT Implementation in Alaska Research in Progress," was presented at the 14th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in the winter of 2014.

The second,"Interdisciplinary Research Studies on Substance Use/Abuse and SBIRT Implementation in Alaska" was presented at the faculty research symposium held in conjunction with the opening of the new Alaska Airlines Center at UAA.