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Gala celebrates School of Social Work Spring graduates

Jaquisa Oliver taking social worker oath

A Gala was held to celebrate the School of Social Work Spring graduates. About 100 people attended the event, filling the room with bustling conversation. Five students graduating from the Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work programs share why social work motivates them.

Spring graduates ready to combat health disparities

Departnemt of Population Health Sciences faculty post with students graduating in Spring 2023 with BSHS degree during reception event.

Faculty members from the Division of Population Health Sciences held a reception to celebrate their graduating Spring class. Friends and family were invited to mark a milestone for students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS). Faculty held gold balloons that spelt out 2023 and posed with their students.

Margaret Mete honored as emeritus faculty

Margaret Mete

School of Nursing professor honored for 21 years of meritorious service with the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Like mother like daughter

CINDY MARTENSEN AND MORGAN HOOE

Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation alumna Morgan Hooe not only honors her mother’s legacy through her position as Seawolf volleyball assistant coach, but also through the establishment of the Liz Hooe Memorial Volleyball Scholarship.

UAA dental hygiene students step up to serve Alaskans in need

UAA Dental Hygiene student at the RAM

The Remote Area Medical (RAM) nonprofit clinic recently made its first visit to Alaska, setting up pop-up clinics in Anchorage and Fairbanks to provide free dental, vision, and medical services to those in need. However, RAM faced a challenge when it came to staffing the clinics with dental hygiene volunteers.

Slideshow: Students learn forensic process during laboratory tour

David Kanaris examines footprint with students

Students from the Forensic Science and Criminal Justice course saw the process in action during a tour of the Alaska Department of Public Safety Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory. They learned how to collect and analyze common types of evidence found at crime scenes including fingerprints, footprints and DNA.

WWAMI students prepare for rural underserved opportunities with skills workshop

WWAMI students learning how to start IVs

As summer approaches, many of Alaska WWAMI first year medical students (MS1s) are participating in skills labs as they gear up for their Rural Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP) placements in different parts of Alaska.

MSW Student Spotlight: Guy Harris

Guy Harris

"For all those deciding what to do following high school, I encourage you to find your passion, that spark that brings you joy and motivation. If you don’t quite know what you want to do with your life, that is okay. When you find the path that motivates you, take each small step one by one, but don’t stop growing," said MSW student Guy Harris.

Community Connection: School of Nursing student reflects on personal journey

Catherine Haese

Psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner alumna Catherine Haese will serve as the graduate student speaker at the spring 2023 commencement ceremony before starting a new position where she will use her personal experience to foster addiction recovery solutions and treat mental health issues.

UAA research finds antibiotic-resistant microbes lurk in poop of Anchorage moose

Moose standing in front of trees

Like other animals in the wild, the big animals that roam Alaska’s largest city are carrying bacteria that cannot be killed by commonly used medicines.

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