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September 17, 2015
UAA Curriculum Has Gone Electronic!
Beginning this Fall 2015, faculty will submit curriculum, course fees, and assessment plans through the new electronic catalog process. For more information regarding each system, and to begin the submission process, visit: For help in navigating the system, attend one of the upcoming CAFÉ training sessions:

Creating & Revising Curriculum, Part I: Intro to CIM
8:30 to 10:00 am September 29th and 30th, Library 214

Creating and Revising Curriculum, Part II: Advanced CIM Training
8:30 to 10:00 am October 6th and 7th, Library 214
For questions or to schedule an individual training session, please contact the CIM Support Team: Michael Smith, or 786-1555 / Gianna Niva or 786-4606.

Applications Open for PMRP and Cal-EIS Programs

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is now accepting applications for the Preventive Medicine Residency Program (PMRP) and the California Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Cal-EIS) Program. The following deadlines apply for applications and supplemental materials:

PMRP deadline: October 30, 2015
Cal-EIS deadline: November 6, 2015
7th Annual Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference, October 9
Block off your schedule and register to attend the 7th Annual Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference: October 9, 2015, 7:30 am-4 pm. Attend by group webcast site or by individual webcast. The following communities will be hosting group webcast sites for the conference: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Barrow, Homer, and Ketchikan. This conference aims to "make quality continuing education available to behavioral health professionals about the particular practice issues involved in working with rural people and communities." The Anchorage location will take place at the UAA Office of Health Program Development. For questions, contact Kay Slama, or 320-905-6051. For more information, download the conference flyer (pdf) or visit:
Visiting Scholars RFA

The Mountain West CTR-IN seeks to fund Visiting Scholars to provide additional opportunities for training in clinical and translational research. Visiting Scholar awards will be targeted to New Investigators or Early-Stage Investigators, as defined by the NIH. This mechanism has a roll ing applic ation deadline, so if you or a colleague wish to get so m e targ eted time with a more experienced clinical-translational researcher no need to wait to submit that application. For more information, visit:
Request for Applications - CTR-IN Mini-Grants

Applications are due 10/08/15 with notice of awards by 11/26/15. Two UAA faculty members have already register to submit applications, but it would be great to have a couple more. If you are not quite ready for October, applications for the winter call will be due 1/14/16, with notice of award by 2/25/15. For more information, visit:
COH Curriculum Committee to Meet Wednesdays

The COH Curriculum Committee will hold its regular meeting on Wednesdays, 2:50 pm - 4:20 pm. The deadline for submission of materials for committee review is Monday at 9am, the week prior to the meeting. Submit electronic files in Word format to Harriet Paule ( To assist you in submitting materials to the curriculum committee, download the "COH Faculty Curriculum Submission Guide AY 14/15" (doc). 
Unit Updates
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Rural Immersion Institute of the North Program Launched
The Alaska Area Health Edu cation Centers (AHEC) program recently launched marketing for a new and exciting interdisciplinary opportunity for health students. The Rural Immersion Institute of the North (RIIN) program is designed to expose pre-professional health majors to a rural and/or underserved healthcare experience. The program, which is open to both in-state and out-of-state students, has been in development over the course of the past 3 years and will launch in June 2016.

The AHEC program aims to strengthen the healthcare workforce in rural and underserved communities. RIIN provides students with early exposure to rural practice, providing the perfect backdrop of rural healthcare to entice future practice in the neediest communities in our country. Eligible RIIN applicants include rising undergraduate juniors and seniors, gap year students, and professionals returning to graduate school in a wide variety of areas of study. For more information, download the RIIN brochure: (pdf). If you are interested in contributing to the RIIN program with curriculum or as a guest speaker, contact Alaska AHEC Program Director, Gloria Burnett, 907-786-6705 or

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MPH Student Advisory Council Selects Public Health Theme

The MPH Student Advisory Council (SAC) is taking a new approach to coordinating their support and education activities this year by selecting a public health theme. This year's theme is "Fire and Firefighter Safety." If you are interested in receiving updates on SAC activities, or if you have a resource/event that fits this year's theme, please contact SAC Chair Sam Case,

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Christine King Invited to Participate in Justice Strand at National Goals Conference
Christine King, Project Director for the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for Human Development (CHD), was one of 20 national experts invited to participate in the National Goals on Research, Practice, and Policy conference on justice issues that impact individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. The National Goals 2015 conference took place August 6-7, 2015 in Washington DC and was an invitation only, working meeting. It brought together researchers, practitioners, and self-advocates/family members to summarize the current state of knowledge, and to identify a platform of national goals in research, practice, and policy in intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Ms. King was honored to be asked to take part of the National Goals 2015 and sees this as an opportunity to continue the conversation how to ensure equal and inclusive justice for all on a local, state, and national level. For more information, visit: .
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Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center Releases Fact Sheet on Alaska Department of Corrections Institutional Populations

The report "Alaska Department of Corrections: Institutional Populations, 2005-2014" describes DOC institutional populations based on their status in the criminal justice system from 2005 to 2014. Probation and parole populations are excluded unless they have violated the terms of their release and been returned to incarceration; individuals on non-criminal holds are also excluded. Data was extracted from the Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS). For more information, visit:
Save The Date! 8th Annual Polar Law Symposium

UAA (through the Justice Center and ISER) and Alaska Pacific University are co-hosting the Anchorage portion of the 8th Annual Polar Law Symposium on September 25 and 26 on the UAA campus. This international event is presented in partnership with the University of Washington School of Law and the Vermont Law School, and in cooperation with the Arctic Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association. For more information, visit:
Dr. Barnes Participates in "First-Year Residential Experience Faculty Social" for UAA Students
Dr. Barnes and Provost Gingerich

Dr. Allan Barnes, Justice faculty; UAA Provost Sam Gingerich; and a number of other UAA faculty and staff members met with first-year students on September 2 at the North Hall "First-Year Residential Experience Faculty Social." For more information, visit:
AJSAC Fact Sheet on DOC Institutional Populations Featured in Media

The recent Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) Fact Sheet "Alaska Department of Corrections Institutional Populations: 2005-2014" was highlighted in the following media: KTUU TV, KSKA Public Radio, KTOO Public Radio Juneau, and the Alaska Dispatch News. For more information, visit:
Visit the Justice Center and Pre-Law Society Table at the UAA Law School Fair

Thinking about law school? Don't miss the 2015 Law School Fair at UAA! Nineteen law school will have representatives at the fair to talk to students about programs, admissions, and a career in law. This event will take place Thursday, September 17, 2015 (11 am-2 pm) in the UAA Student Union, Upper Level. For more information, visit:

Upcoming Events/Deadlines
  • October 23 - Faculty development day
  • November 26-27 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 24-25 - Christmas Holiday
  • Dec 31-Jan 1 - New Year Holiday
  • December 26-30 - Winter Holiday (campus closed)
  • January 18 - Civil Rights Day