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This Leadership Team Newsletter is published every two weeks by the Dean's Office in the College of Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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December 15, 2016
Unit Updates
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CHD Faculty and Staff Attend and Present at the AUCD 2016 Conference
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) 2016 Conference is an opportunity for sharing knowledge with colleagues from all over our national network. Several staff and faculty attended and presented at this year's conference focused on navigating change through building relationships. Julie Atkinson, Karen Ward, and partners from the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities presented the poster "Changing Social Norms and Building Relationships: Improving Socio-Sex ual Health for Individuals with Intellectual and Related Developmental Disabilities through Community-Based Training." Virginia Miller presented the poster "Interdisciplinary Academic Partnerships: Interdisciplinary Exploration o f Alaska's Critical Behavioral Health Issues." Karen Heath was a presenter on the panel " Role of Developmental Disabilities Network Partners to Support Employment Systems Change in the Partners hips in Employment Project." Julie Atkinson, Rebekah Moras, and Katie Lancaster (Wyoming) also led the annual Disability and Sexual Health Special Interest Group meeting.

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UAA Receives Mamava Lactation Pod
A UAA team led by the Department of Health Science's Dr. Corrie Whitmore received the Level 1: Lactation Pod Award from the Alaska Workplace Breastfeeding Support Project. The Mamava Lactation Pod will arrive in the UAA Student Union during the Spring 2017 semester, as part of a larger effort to increase workplace breastfeeding in the state.
Mark Your Calendars! MPH Alumni Meet and Greet to Take Place January 18
The MPH Alumni Association is excited to invite alumni, current students, faculty, staff, and friends of the program to join us for the Annual MPH Alumni Meet and Greet this January 18 at Williwaw. It will take place from 5:30-7 pm, following the last afternoon session at the ALPHA Health Summit. Come learn more about the MPH Program and what our alumni have planned for the upcoming year. Visit with friends and honor our newest Delta Omega honor society inductees. More information to follow.
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Congratulations to Beverly Khodra, Recipient of the AK WWAMI Director's Award 

WWAMI student Beverly Khodra receives the 2016 Alaska WWAMI Director's Award. According to Jane Shelby, Director of the Alaska WWAMI School of Medical Education, "Beverly has blossomed in Foundations, she became confident, a class leader and mature influence in the class, and very supportive of younger students." Congratulations Beverly!

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ANCSA at 45: Videos and Symposium Materials Online
Videos and symposium materials for "Adapting for the Next Generation: The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) at 45 and the 32nd Annual Alaska Native Law Conference" are now available online at the UAA Justice Center website: For more information, visit:

Justice Center Welcomes Students at 2016 Fall Preview Day

Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice Undergraduate Program Coordinator, and Prof. Kristin Knudsen, JD, Legal Studies Program Coordinator, met with high school students and their parents at the Fall 2016 Preview Day on November 4 at the UAA Student Union. For more information, visit:
Prof. Brandeis Presents at Marijuana Business Law in Alaska Legal Seminar
Prof. Jason Brandeis, JD, Legal Studies faculty in the Justice Center presented at the National Business Institute (NBI) seminar "Marijuana Business Law in Alaska," held on December 9 in Anchorage. For more information, visit:
Justice Center Faculty Present at American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting

Dr. Cory Lepage and Dr. Marny Rivera
Drs. André Rosay, Troy Payne, Marny Rivera, Brad Myrstol, Sharon Chamard, Allan Barnes, Cory R. Lepage,
and Lindsey Blumenstein presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology in New Orleans in November. The theme of the conference was "The Many Colors of Crime & Justice." For more information, visit:
Drs. Rosay and Myrstol Present at the 15th Annual National Indian Nations Conference
Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, and Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice Center faculty, recently presented at the 15th National Indian Nations Conference. Drs. Rosay and Myrstol joined a panel of experts at a day-long workshop to discuss "National Institute of Justice Sponsored Research Initiatives in Indian Country and Alaska Native Villages." For more information, visit:


Prof. Knudsen Profiled in Legal Writing Institute Newsletter 
Prof. Kristin Knudsen, JD, MJS , Legal Studies Undergraduate Coordinator in the Justice Center, is profiled in the December 1, 2016 issue of LWI Lives, a publication of the Legal Writing Institute. For more information, visit:
Legal Studies Alumni Update: Lisa Winzenburg
Lisa Winzenburg , Paralegal Studies Certificate '14, is the Legal Assistant and Area Credit Manager for the Alaska Region of Builders First Source/Spenard Builders Supply in Anchorage. Her job involves managing delinquent accounts, securing bad debts, legal collections, and fraud/theft suppression, reviewing contracts, and working with surety bond claims and payment/performance bond claims. For more information, visit:
Upcoming Events/Deadlines
  • December 18 - Fall commencement
  • December 26-27 - Winter holiday
  • December 24-January 1 - Campus closed
  • January 2-3 - New Year's holiday
  • January 12 - Leadership team meeting
  • January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • January 26 - Leadership team meeting
  • February 1 - Emeritus applications due to OAA
  • February 9 - Leadership team meeting
  • February 23 - Leadership team meeting