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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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July 14, 2016
COH Curriculum Committee Meets Wednesdays

The COH Curriculum Committee holds its regular meetings on Wednesdays, 10 am - 11:30 am
in PSB 122C. The deadline for submission of materials for committee review is Monday at 9 am, the week prior to the meeting. For more information on the
procedures for accepting and processing curriculum submissions, as well as contact information, download the following document (pdf):
Welcome to the Newest COH Grant Hub Personnel
 (l-r) Robin Calvert and Ginny Hamlin
The COH welcomes Robin Calvert and Ginny Hamlin to the newly formed COH Grant Hub. In this capacity, Robin and Ginny will support grant administration for most COH departments. Robin comes to the COH with longevity in the University system and significant knowledge of process and procedure with grants and contracts. Over the past 8 years she worked diligently to build strong relationships throughout the University system. Ginny joins the COH with 14 years combined grant experience within UAA and APU. Her solid grant expertise, knowledge of UAA processes, and approachable manner are an enormous asset to the grant team.
Unit Updates
Center for Human Development - - - - - - - - - - - -
Alaska LEND without Walls Receives 5-Year Funding
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced funding awards for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs. The Center for Human Development was awarded 5 years of funding to continue the Alaska LEND without Walls program.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities Seeks RFPs
The national Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is seeking eight Action Team Members and a Consultant to advise work on an Inclusion Action Plan and Training Action Plan for the network. See below for the full Requests for Proposals/ Application.
AUCD is looking for:
  • 13 month commitment, $1500 stipend, 2-4 hours bimonthly online meetings
  • Info call July 20, 12-1 AKST
  • Application due August 1
  • 13 month commitment (October 2016-September 2017), 100K for all activities, final product a 5-Year Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan
  • Info call July 28, 12-1 AKST
  • Application due August 31
For more information, contact Rebekah Moras, or 264-6250.
Department of Health Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Collaborative Arctic Summer School in Epidemiology a Success!

The Department of Health Sciences faculty, students, and alumni were actively involved in the Collaborative Arctic Summer School in Epidemiology (CASE 2016) held in Homer June 27-July 1 (for highlights, see previous issue, June 23).

CASE 2016 attendees (missing two students and several faculty).

Alaskan students/alums with some Russian, Norwegian, and Canadian companions. Lots of new arctic connections were made!
The next CASE is tentatively planned for northwest Russia in Summer 2017, and will also have High North funding from Norway.

Justice Center  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dr. Rosay Publishes Article in National Institute of Justice

Dr. Andre´ Rosay
's article "Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men" was published in the National Institute of Justice (Issue No. 277). The article summarizes key findings on violence against American Indians and Alaska Natives and discusses the Department of Justice's legal duty and moral obligation to address violent crimes against American Indian and Alaska Native people. For more information, visit:
Prof. Fortson Teaches at Alaska Summer Trial Institute
Prof. Ryan Fortson, JD , Legal Studies faculty in the Justice Center, recently taught at the University of Wyoming College of Law Alaska Summer Trial Institute held on the UAA campus. The program ran May 28 - June 10. For more information, visit:
Dr. Rosay Presents Research Report on Violence Against Women
Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center director, presented findings from his recent research report on violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and men for the "Research for the Real World" seminar at the National Institute of Justice in Washington, DC on June 23. For more information, and to watch a recording of the seminar (coming soon), visit the blog post:

Physical Therapist Assistant Program - - - - - - -
PTA Program Receives Successful Newcomer Award!
The Foundation for Physical Therapy recognized UAA's Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program with the Most Successful PTA Newcomer Award for the 2015-2016 Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge. This award is given to the first-time participating PTA
Amanda Morgan and Dr. LeeAnne Carrothers
school who raises the most funds. On behalf of the University, Amanda Morgan , UAA PTA Student President Class of 2016, and LeeAnne Carrothers, UAA PTA Director, accepted the award at the American Physical Therapy Association's Conference and Exposition held in Nashville, TN on June 9, 2016.  

Top fundraising schools were announced during the Challenge Awards Luncheon, co-hosted by Marquette University and sponsored by Patterson Medical. Students from 150 schools raised a record $354,320 to support physical therapy research. The money raised by PT and PTA students helps fund scholarships and grants that advance patient care. Additionally, the Challenge also supports the rigorous scientific review process for all Foundation grants and scholarships. Since its inception in 1989, 264 schools have participated in raising over $3.3 million for physical therapy research. Congratulations to the UAA PTA Program!
Upcoming Events/Deadlines
  • August 15-16 - New faculty orientation
  • August 25 - Fall COH All-College Meeting,
    11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Lucy Cuddy Hall
  • August 29 - First day of classes, Fall Semester
  • September 5 - Labor Day holiday
  • November 24-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday