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Slideshow: Surgical technology students scrub in for mock surgery

Surgical technology students in lab

Surgical technology students learn the fundamentals of surgical technology during simulated surgery performed in the lab at UAA.

Driving the future of mental health response

Michael Riley and Jennifer Pierce standing in front of Mobile Crisis Team vehicle

Anchorage’s new Mobile Crisis Team — which includes fire service administration alumnus Michael Riley — responds specifically to mental health emergencies, saving traditional first responders crucial time and resources.

Jill Janke honored for 41 years of service

Jill Janke holding flowers and smiling

Dr. Jill Janke announces retirement after 41 years with the UAA School of Nursing.

Homer nursing students stay busy with community service and training

Nursing students standing in front of Rotary flag

School of Nursing students present to the Homer Rotary Club and receive advanced neonatal training and certification.

UAA receives $1.5M to increase social worker workforce

A $1.5 million grant coordinated by Recover Alaska was presented to the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Social Work, which will significantly increase enrollment capacity, establish a pathway to licensure for graduates, add faculty and staffing, and offer continuing education to maintain clinical licenses.

A $1.5 million grant coordinated by Recover Alaska was presented to the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Social Work, which will significantly increase enrollment capacity, establish a pathway to licensure for graduates, add faculty and staffing, and offer continuing education to maintain clinical licenses.

From manikins and surgical instruments to debating the legality of cannibalism: community members immerse themselves in health and social service careers at Explore COH

Explore COH

Over 100 community members joined UAA faculty and staff on campus in November to immerse themselves in the College of Health's 45+ academic programs.

Medical laboratory science students compete in 2022 Cell Bowl

Medical laboratory science students standing together in lab

The Medical Laboratory Science program participates in the national 2022 ASCP Cell Bowl competition.

Aging out of Alaska’s foster care system on his own terms

Mateo Jaime

Mateo Jaime, a Legal Studies student, arrived at the court hearing that would, finally, end his years in custody of the Alaska Office of Children’s Services in a buoyant mood. At age 21, young adults “age out” of foster care in Alaska if they have not been adopted or reunified with parents. A judge approves it in a hearing that amounts to a grim bureaucratic formality: A child has passed into adulthood without the foster care system laying a path to permanent legal family for them, and now they are on their own.

Commentary: Rural program provides unique opportunities for medical students in Alaska

WWAMI RUOP students

Students provide health to underserved Alaskans and receive mentorship through Alaska's WWAMI program.

Speech-language pathology student wins Helen Bierne award

Carol Mitchell holding award money for scholarship and smiling

Carol Mitchell, a graduate student in the Speech-Language Pathology program was awarded the Helen Bierne scholarship at the Alaska Speech-Language-Hearing Association state convention.