Events and Highlights

Alaska's AHEC: Healthcare Exploration in Nulato

student in Nulato wears sling he made

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.

UAA community members recognized during National Philanthropy Day

Awards on table

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.

Slideshow: Human Performance Lab

Students in the human performance lab

The Human Performance Lab has a new location with updated equipment. Witness demonstrations of the equipment and testing procedures at an upcoming open house event.

State legislators honor Master of Public Health program for 20 years of education

five people posing together and holding paper certificate

Several Alaska state legislatures joined the annual Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice symposium to celebrate with faculty, alumni and nearly 40 students from the program.

WWAMI Wilderness Medicine Retreat Fosters Team Building and Readies Med Students for Local Challenges

students preparing a simulated bear attack victim for transportation

In Alaska's vast wilderness, medical emergencies can occur anywhere. The WWAMI School of Medical Education hosts an annual Wilderness Medicine Retreat at Alyeska Ski Resort to train first-year medical students in essential skills and teamwork through simulated scenarios.

Empowering Alaska's Youth: ACRH-HW Brings Health Education to Rural Areas through Innovative Programs

Students at the UAA Psychology Departments Rat Lab happily holding and petting a rat subject

Health education isn't always accessible in rural Alaska, The Alaska Center for Rural Health & Health Workforce (ACRH-HW) combats this by offering programming that meets youth in their home communities or brings them to a location where they have the opportunity to explore professional facilities and meet health professionals.

Academic Preview Day provides a glimpse into future career paths

Ryan Benedict using ultrasound on students arm

Over 500 enthusiastic Anchorage-area high school juniors and seniors gathered at the Alaska Airline Center for UAA's Academic Preview Day, which included many interactive clinical, community, behavioral, and public health activities and presentations.

Alaska's AHEC Scholars Program Kicks Off a New Year with a Holistic Approach to Healthcare

Two women greeting and visiting at the AHEC Scholars Kickoff Event

Fifty-two UAA students interested in the AHEC Scholars program had the opportunity to make new friends, meet program leadership, and hear from a traditional healer at the AHEC Scholars Kickoff, marking the start of a new year for our Scholars!

Slideshow: School of Nursing White Coat Ceremony

Nursing students wearing white coats at ceremony

The UAA School of Nursing held its first hybrid white coat ceremony to celebrate the student's decision to become a professional nurse.

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