Alaska WWAMI aims to provide high quality medical education to Alaskans. We rely on private financial support to help ensure we continually improve academic excellence and access to high quality educational experiences. Your contribution can provide the margin of excellence essential to Alaska WWAMI’s continued growth and improvement. The following funds represent different ways your gift can be put to use.
Alaska WWAMI Biomedical Professorship Endowment
As Alaska WWAMI seeks to continue to improve program quality, research productivity and strength are major benchmarks of achievement. Alaska WWAMI’s top priority as it seeks to attract and retain the highest level biomedical research faculty to meet this goal.
Dr. Robert Fortuine Alaska WWAMI Scholarship Endowment
must be Alaska WWAMI students with an expressed interest in practicing medicine
in Alaska's tribal health system and are preferably Alaska Natives and/or from
The Fortuine Scholarship will help to nurture the next geration of Alaska tribal health physicians with essential financial support for their medical education while honoring Dr. Fortuine's won personal commitment to Alaska Native health.Alaska WWAMI Biomedical Excellence Endowment
Provides support for the broadest spectrum of innovative programs. Its flexibility allows the development of exciting new programs that might otherwise lack the seed funding so vital to dynamic fields such as biomedicine.
· Alaska WWAMI Student Success
Focuses on the most critical needs to ensure the success of program graduates. For current students it provides the latest extras, technological and otherwise, that maintain quality education. Additionally, it enhances the quality of the applicant pool through support for pathway programs leading to medicine.
· Alaska WWAMI Biomedical Research
The pursuit of new biomedical knowledge – research – is the hallmark of the best medical schools. Extramural grants support these efforts, but leave gaps that must be provided from other funds to maintain the viability of a research program. This fund enables those activities.
· Alaska WWAMI’s Della Keats Summer Enrichment Program
The Della Keats Program is the foundation for Alaska WWAMI’s pathways programs. Its most visible feature is a six-week intensive summer program for minority, rural and other disadvantaged Alaskan high school students interested in careers in medicine and other health-care fields. The program fosters, affirms and encourages high school students’ interest in the medical profession by allowing them to further explore health-care careers.
To make a contribution to one of these important purposes, either fill out and return the form or make an online contribution at www.uaa.alaska.edu/giving.