College of Health News

A light-hearted moment during the brainstorming around a kitchen table: Ian Richey and Battalion Chief Nancy Lockett came up with strategies to address the opioid threat in rural Alaska. Read More

Scholarly Spotlight: focus on research & scholarship

 |  WWAMI  | 

The opioid epidemic remains a complex and multi-faceted issue for residents of the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough, Alaska. Medical student Ian Richey interviewed three local organizations to assess community strengths, describe their missions and how they help patients with substance use disorder.

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Commentary: Rural program provides unique opportunities for medical students in Alaska

 |  Katie Van Atta, Alaska Beacon  |  ,

Students provide health to underserved Alaskans and receive mentorship through Alaska's WWAMI program.

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An Alaska Medical School Has a Record Number of Indigenous Students

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Children explore health care careers at UAA STEM Day

 |  Vicki Nechodomu  |  , , ,

After a two-year hiatus, UAA STEM Day returned to campus on October 1, drawing over 1,500 community members to the ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, commonly known as STEM. Attendees, primarily children, enjoyed activities, challenges, demonstrations, tours, and planetarium shows that explored a wide range of STEM topics from biology to robotics.

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Op-Ed: Increasing sexual assault response resources must be a priority in Alaska

 |  Jessica Reisinger, Alaska Beacon  | 

Medical student, Miss Alaska, writes that victims are not getting the care they need, especially in rural communities