College of Health News

Vanessa Hiratsuka posing by water Read More

Faculty Spotlight: New NRC Co-Director, Vanessa Hiratsuka

 |  Chynna Lockett  |  , , ,

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.

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Alumni of Distinction: Maggie Winston

 |  Matt Jardin  | 

One morning in 2005, psychology alumna Maggie Winston — then a 21-year-old hairdresser and mother of twin boys living in Kenai — woke up feeling cramps between her shoulder blades. Within an hour, she couldn’t walk.

STEM day family dressed as health care professionals Read More

Children explore health care careers at UAA STEM Day

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Covid vaccine Read More

Line One: Vaccine access for the disabled community

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More than two years into the pandemic, vaccines are widely available and most health measures have been lifted. But there are still Alaskans who have difficulty accessing vaccines or who have continued health risk in spite of them. Sondra LeClair, Health Projects Coordinator, UAA Center for Human Development, discusses vaccine access for individuals with disabilities in Alaska.

A student participating in an activity during the 2019 Alaska Brain Bee Read More

UAA’s Center for Human Development is working to better understand brain injuries

 |  Vicki Nechodomu  | 

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and UAA’s Center for Human Development is engaging in significant work to better understand traumatic and acquired brain injuries in Alaska.