Centers and Institutes for Research

While the Consortium Library is an excellent place to begin your research, there are many Centers and Institutes associated with UAA that may be able to provide you with additional information and resources.

  • Alaska Center for Rural Health: ACRH aims to improve access to a comprehensive, culturally relevant health care system for rural Alaska by providing information, coordination, technical assistance, and professional development to rural health providers and systems.

  • UAA Biomedical Program: The Biomedical Program is an affiliate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. Through this program, ten qualified Alaska residents are granted admission to the University of Washington School of Medicine each year.

  • Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies: CAAS conducts research that addresses substance abuse in Alaska. Research activities center around the stimulation and coordination of interdisciplinary and collaborative studies and the promotion of scientific interchanges of alcohol- and drug-related information.

  • Center for Human Development: CHD is one of 61 University Centers located in every state and territory which attempts to bring together the resources of the university and the community in support of individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • ENRI: Environment and Natural Resources Institute: Focusing on the environmental and natural resource issues of Alaska and the nation, the Institute consists of research groups that address conservation biology, climate change and biogeochemistry and hydroecology, in addition to programs that focus on cultural aspects of Alaska Natives.

  • Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies: ICHS provides technical assistance and support to increase the capacity within the state to address the health needs of all Alaskans. ICHS also encourages student involvement through academic coursework, internships, and research assistantships.

  • ISER: Institute of Social and Economic Research: ISER enhances the well-being of Alaskans and others through non-partisan research that helps people understand social and economic systems and supports informed public and private decision-making.

  • UAA Justice Center: The Justice Center is an academic, research and public education program serving the entire state of Alaska. The Justice Center undertakes research into justice concerns as they manifest themselves in Alaska.