Events and Highlights

Enhancing Emergency Medical Care

Providers practicing medical simulation

Healthcare providers from across the state of Alaska recently completed specialized training through the Comprehensive Advanced Life Support (CALS) program, thanks to the Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce (ACRH-HW) at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Alaska's AHEC: Behavioral Health Education in Sand Point

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Sand Point high school students participated in a variety of didactic and hands-on activities that introduced them to different types of careers in behavioral health, therapeutic modalities and self-care skills.

2024 HOSA Leadership Conference: Cultivating Alaska's Future Health Professionals

Students at the statewide HOSA - Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on April 11, 2024.

Students at the statewide HOSA - Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference participated in competitions showcasing their instructional knowledge in physical therapy, dental science, nurse assistant, sports medicine, forensics, vet science, and phlebotomy.

Photos: Students walk the stage in UAA’s 2024 spring commencement

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College of Health students (Master of Social Work graduate Autumn Merrill, School of Nursing graduate Artie Gorash, Radiologic Technology graduate Agnes Brown, and dental program graduates) take part in Sunday’s ceremony.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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