Vanessa Hiratsuka from CHD and Britteny Howell from DPHS are the new Co-Directors for UAA’s National Resource Center on Alaska Native Elders. Vanessa Hiratsuka shares her hopes for the center’s future.
Events and Highlights
Faculty Spotlight: New NRC Co-Director, Britteny Howell
Vanessa Hiratsuka from CHD and Britteny Howell from DPHS are the new Co-Directors for UAA’s National Resource Center on Alaska Native Elders. Britteny Howell shares her journey into geriatrics.
Faculty Spotlight: Megan Bennett
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) term assistant professor Megan Bennett discusses her excitement about teaching courses for the AAS in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, a new degree option within the SLP program, and being a new faculty member at UAA.
Slideshow: School of Allied Health Pinning Ceremony
The School of Allied Health celebrates its summer graduates with a memorable pinning ceremony on July 27, 2023, at the Edward & Cathryn Rasmuson Hall of the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Margaret Mete honored as emeritus faculty
School of Nursing professor honored for 21 years of meritorious service with the University of Alaska Anchorage.
UAA dental hygiene students step up to serve Alaskans in need
The Remote Area Medical (RAM) nonprofit clinic recently made its first visit to Alaska, setting up pop-up clinics in Anchorage and Fairbanks to provide free dental, vision, and medical services to those in need. However, RAM faced a challenge when it came to staffing the clinics with dental hygiene volunteers.
WWAMI students prepare for rural underserved opportunities with skills workshop
As summer approaches, many of Alaska WWAMI first year medical students (MS1s) are participating in skills labs as they gear up for their Rural Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP) placements in different parts of Alaska.
Bernie’s Pharmacy helps educate Alaska pharmacists for fifth year in a row
Bernie’s Pharmacy is an Alaskan-owned, independent pharmacy in Anchorage, founded in 1980 by life-long Alaskan, Bernie Klouda. Over the years, Bernie provided the opportunity for pharmacy students to complete their intern rotations at Bernie’s Pharmacy, mentoring many pharmacy students and new pharmacists. Bernie had a long and distinguished career, and he believed strongly that educating pharmacists was important to ensure the health of Alaskans.
Megan Volkov receives 2023 AANP Advocate State Award for Excellence
School of Nursing assistant professor Megan Volkov is awarded the Advocate State Award for Excellence in Alaska in recognition of her significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of nurse practitioners.