College of Health News

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Leah Pacarro’s journey of self discovery

 |  Catalina Myers  |  , ,

As a first-generation college student, born and raised in Anchorage with Hawaiian roots, Leah Pacarro’s college experience has been dedicated to her jobs as a 40-hour employee and full-time student, but as a 2020 AHAINA Students of Excellence scholarship recipient, her student experience is about to change.

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Faculty Fulbright winner will travel to Finland to research plastic alternatives

 |  Green & Gold  |  ,

UAA Associate Professor of Public Health Philippe Amstislavski was recently awarded a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship. He will spend spring 2021 in Tampere, Finland, working with the biomaterials group at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Headed by colleague Lisa Wikstrom, the biomaterials group works to develop bio-based alternatives to plastic.

Troy Payne and Rita Augustyn, faculty members at the UAA Justice Center Read More

Justice Center Faculty Awarded Grants for Alaska Research

 |  Henry Randolph  |  ,

The Justice Center's faculty have been awarded several new grants to conduct Alaska-focused research

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Alumni of Distinction: Angelia Trujillo

 |  Matt Jardin  |  , ,

Angelia Trujillo, associate professor in the School of Nursing, has been awarded the UAA Alumni Humanitarian Award for her outstanding contributions to the field of nursing and to Alaska’s communities. Trujillo earned her M.S. in Nursing Science from UAA in 2004, and her B.S. in Nursing Science here in 1997.

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Gloria Burnett elected president of National AHEC Organization

 |  Henry Randolph  |  ,

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