As the demand for sustainable and organic insulation solutions continues to grow Philippe Amstislavski, Ph.D. and professor of Public Health is working on an innovative multidisciplinary project that could solve Arctic communities building insulation issues.
Alaskan innovators awarded $2.5M grant to bring fungus-based insulation solution to global communities
UAA research finds antibiotic-resistant microbes lurk in poop of Anchorage moose
Like other animals in the wild, the big animals that roam Alaska’s largest city are carrying bacteria that cannot be killed by commonly used medicines.
Research project led by UAA’s Micah Hahn receives grant funding from EPA
UAA Associate Professor of Environmental Health Micah Hahn is leading a research project around climate change, health, wildfire smoke and environmental justice in Alaska that recently received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
UAA faculty and students use machine learning to debunk COVID-19 misinformation
At UAA, computer science Professor Shawn Butler has been using machine learning to debunk COVID-19 misinformation on social media. Butler’s efforts are part of the Division of Population Health Sciences and Department of Journalism and Public Communication’s mission to combat COVID-19 misinformation on public-facing Facebook pages with scientifically accurate information from credited sources through its ongoing Alaska Public Health Information Response Team project.
7th annual Independent Investigative Inquiry Poster Presentations bring students awards and recognition
Students from the WWAMI School of Medicine and the UAA/ISU Doctor of Pharmacy program took part in the 7th annual Independent Investigative Inquiry Poster Presentations on November 7, 2022.
Medical laboratory science students compete in 2022 Cell Bowl
The Medical Laboratory Science program participates in the national 2022 ASCP Cell Bowl competition.
Alaska Public Health Information Response Team publishes chapter on misinformation
Founding members of the Alaska Public Health Information Response Team submitted a book chapter proposal, entitled "Addressing Health Misinformation in the Infodemic Era: The Alaska Public Health Information Response Team," in the early spring of 2021 for consideration in a forthcoming book, "Building Health Misinformation Immunity: A Professional's Guide to Helping the Public," which was recently published.
AK-SAKI conducts research on DPS policies, procedures
The UAA Justice Center worked in partnership with the Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) through the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance funded Alaska Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (AK-SAKI) to conduct research on DPS's policies and procedures related to sexual assault investigations, prosecutions, and victim-survivor engagement and support.
Alaska Statewide Survey on Long COVID
In February 2022, a team at the University of Alaska Anchorage led by Dr. Jennifer Meyer deployed a statewide survey to assess respondents' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to COVID-19 prevention strategies and specifically Long Covid or Post COVID conditions.
Making Land Acknowledgements in the University Setting Meaningful and Appropriate
Div. of Population Health Sciences associate professor Corrie Whitmore co-authored a published article in College Teaching about making land acknowledgements in university settings meaningful, title "Making Land Acknowledgements in the University Setting Meaningful and Appropriate."