Department of Health Sciences


"Health Literacy" on Public Radio's Line One-Your Health Connection
Guests Drs. Barry Weiss (U AZ and UAA) and Rhonda Johnson (UAA)
July 28th, 2014
Hosted by Dr. Thad Woodard.

Research with Alaska Native People
Dr. Denise A. Dillard
December 11, 2013
Download the accompanying PowerPoint presentation (pdf).
Additional presentation handouts:

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
Dr. Robert Anda
October 31, 2012
Childhood trauma expert, Dr. Robert Anda, co-investigator of the Centers for Disease Control ACE Study, spoke to over 100 students and community members at UAA on October 23. Dr. Anda described the ACE study and ways the University can help address critical issues related to child maltreatment.

Global Health & Health Diplomacy
Dr. Novotny guest lecture
October 10, 2012
Sponsored by the Department of Health Sciences and WWAMI.

Library Resources for Health Disparity Research
Presented by Ms. Sally Bremner, Health Sciences Librarian
December 1, 2011
This one hour seminar, co-sponsored by CAHDRE and the UAA Department of Health Sciences, presents useful library tools and search strategies to use for researching health disparities. Handouts are available on the library website.

Dr. Connie Mariano Key Note Address
University of Alaska Anchorage
October 14, 2011
This key note address is part of the celebration of the 2011 Filipino American History Month. Dr. Mariano is the first military woman to become the White House Physician to Presidents H. W. Bush and Clinton, the first woman to be the Director of the White House Medical Unit, and the first Filipino American in US history to become a Navy Rear Admiral. After completing 24 years of active duty service in the Navy, Dr. Mariano retired and became a consultant in the Executive health Program at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. Then in 2005, she went on to establish the Center for Executive Medicine, a medical concierge practice which provides presidential-quality medical care to CEOs and their families. She recently published a book entitled, The White House Doctor. Her book will be available for purchase at the event, and there will be time for book signing. As a successful woman of color in the healthcare field and in the military, her story is truly inspirational.


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