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Celebrating Excellence in Healthcare Education: AHEC Leaders Shine at the 2023 NAO Biennial Conference

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Alaska AHEC staff and directors traveled to Salt Lake City for the 2023 National AHEC Organization Biennial Conference. Olivia Bridges, Southwest AHEC Director, and Vincent P. Villella, Northwest AHEC Director, each received awards for their dedication to their unique and remote AHEC centers and programs.

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Children explore health care careers at UAA STEM Day

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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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It’s never too late: Student speaker Teresa Novakovich on pursuing your dreams

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UAA Alumna, Teresa Novakovich, say's it's never too later to go back to school and pursue your dream career.

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UAA offers contact tracing certification as COVID-19 cases climb

 |  Matt Jardin  |  , , ,

Across the country, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to see dramatic increases as communities slowly implement reopening phases. At the time of this writing, Alaska recorded its largest single-day increase of 44 infections, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases to 973 since the pandemic began.

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Gloria Burnett elected president of National AHEC Organization

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Gloria Burnett, director of the Alaska Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program, has been selected as president-elect of the National AHEC Organization (NAO).