Student Spotlight: Volleyball star Nicole Blue shares tips for success on and off the court

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Nicole Blue has been part of the Seawolf Women’s Volleyball team since 2020. She’s a champion both on and off the court! The senior is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a focus in Speech Language Pathology. Blue shares some highlights from her time at UAA.

Student Spotlight: Kyla Turner - Adding artwork to campus while pursuing a nursing degree

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While working towards a nursing degree, Kyla Turner has created beautiful art pieces throughout campus. She explains why UAA School of Nursing is the right choice for her and how she stays connected to her culture.

Top Alaska workforce leaders discuss barriers to retention and building a strong foundation for the healthcare workforce

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In a recent analysis of the state’s healthcare workforce, the Alaska Hospital and Healthcare Association found that job vacancies are increasing, and not enough people are entering the workforce to make up for it. Leaders in Alaska discussed the pressing healthcare workforce crisis in the state and ways to support and retain providers at the 2023 Alaska State of Reform Conference last month.

Faculty Spotlight: Yvonne Chase shares journey into Human Services

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After serving a year as the President-elect of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Yvonne Chase is now the president. Dr. Chase shares some of her vibrant background in human services that led her to UAA.

ECU partnership with UAA brings rehabilitation services to remote communities

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A partnership between East Carolina University and the University of Alaska Anchorage is bringing speech-language pathology rehabilitation services to remote communities.

Alaska’s domestic violence council explores restorative justice methods in court sentencing

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Restorative justice is a form of resolution that allows victims of crimes to work with the criminal justice system to address and correct the harm caused. UAA’s Ingrid Johnson from the Justice Center and Rei Shimizu from the School of Social Work spoke to the Alaska Beacon about how restorative justice can be used in cases of domestic violence.

UAA community members recognized during National Philanthropy Day

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Dr. Tina DeLapp, a UAA emerita Professor of Nursing, and Pheobe Bales, a legal studies student, have received awards for their outstanding achievements in philanthropy.

Fall Grand Rounds: Exploring Traditional Healing Together

Cary Moore, Faculty, discusses traditional healing with UAA COH students.

This year’s Fall Grand Rounds, organized by UAA’s Interprofessional Education Committee (IPE) and the Alaska Center for Rural Health & Health Workforce (ACRH-HW), focused on the topic of Traditional Healing by request from rural communities.

Alaska Municipal League is helping rural communities qualify for climate change funds

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Rural Alaskan communities are seeking grant funding to address health risks related to climate change. Associate Professor Micah Hahn from the Institute of Circumpolar Health Studies spoke to Alaska Public Media about her team’s efforts to help communities create climate adaptation strategies.

Alumni Spotlight: Ellen McEwen - Presenting dietetics and nutrition research at national conference

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Dietetics and Nutrition graduate selected to share research project results at the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics conference.

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