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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.

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.

An Alaska Medical School Has a Record Number of Indigenous Students

WWAMI Students

University of Alaska Anchorage named a top school for online health science education

Health Sciences sophomore Megan Washington studying in the UAA Spine

UAA has been ranked one of the nation’s best schools for online health care degrees and certificates for 2023. Six percent of regionally accredited colleges and universities earned a ranking position.

From Opioids to COVID to Sex Ed: How Public Health Education Impacts Anchorage

Jordan Kamer

University of Alaska Anchorage and Division of Population Health Sciences (DPHS) alumna Jordan Kamer (BS, Health Sciences, ‘17) has a pretty important job. As a public health educator with the Municipality of Anchorage Health Department, she is responsible for providing community education and guidance on public health—everything from COVID-19, to naloxone, to age-appropriate sex education.

UAA Dental Clinic provides free dental care to children

Dental hygiene student cleaning child's teeth

Dental hygiene students give back to the community by providing free dental care to children during the 2nd annual Children’s Day event.

6 COH graduate students accepted to Project BLENDS

a teacher in a circle with her students

Project BLENDS is pleased to announce that it has accepted six College of Health graduate students for the 2022-2023 school year.