Bridging Community Connections Through Healthcare Education and Training

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Alaska AHEC Scholar's article about improving Alaska's communities through healthcare.

Alaska's AHEC: Healthcare Exploration in Nulato

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Alaska’s Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) are dedicated to providing engaging curriculum and activities for students interested in healthcare. Middle and high school students from Nulato, AK participated in activities focusing on the cardiovascular system, blood pressure, and basic emergency first aid.

Seawolf Food Pantry: Feeding UAA students regardless of circumstance

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Dietetics and Nutrition associate professor Amanda Walch discusses how the soon-to-be-expanded Seawolf Food Pantry makes food available to all UAA students.

New firefighters/EMTs to service Lewis County

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College of Health graduate Alex Chamberlin discusses his journey after completing his paramedic degree with the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Bristol Bay students practice life-saving skills in a mass casualty incident drill

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Social Work alumna and UAA’s newest fulbright scholar is New Zealand bound

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Ever since she was six years old, Panikaa Teeple, B.S.W. Social Work ’21, knew that spreading love was her life’s purpose. Next year, Teeple will have the opportunity to spread love internationally as UAA’s latest recipient of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant, which provides students in more than 140 countries the opportunity to pursue graduate study and research abroad.

Lifetimes of helping

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When human services and social work alumna Cass Pook says she has always been a helper, she’s not just referring to her nature as an empathetic and compassionate listener. “Culturally, it's in my DNA to be a helper,” said Pook. “Looking back on it throughout history, 100 or 200 years ago I would have been doing the same thing. I was born to be a social worker.”

Alaska study links domestic violence to poor health outcomes

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The Alaska Victimization Survey (AVS) released a new report about the health of women who have experienced Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Physical violence is a part of IPV, but it also includes things like controlling behaviors, threats of harm, and inflicting harm against people and things an intimate partner cares about. Dr. Ingrid Johnson with AVS told the Alaska Beacon these sorts of behaviors can have a lasting impact.

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.

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