Program

 

 

8 a.m. — Registration and coffee | Great Hall

8:30 a.m. — Opening remarks | Larry Hinzman, vice chancellor for research, UAF

 

 

These sessions will discuss social, environmental and cultural changes that have impacted the mental and behavioral health of people in the circumpolar North, and how a holistic One Health approach may be used to address them.

Location: Davis Concert Hall

8:40 a.m. KEYNOTE: Arja Rautio | University of Oulu, Finland

One Arctic — One Health
A review of various multidisciplinary projects that research the effects of climate change and permafrost thaw on Arctic populations, and include a One Health and a community-based participatory approach. 

Brief 10-minute presentations | Lead presenter listed below


9:05 a.m.

An internet-based therapeutic tool for American Indian/Alaska Native adults with post-traumatic stress disorder: User testing and developmental feasibility study
Vanessa Hiratsuka Southcentral Foundation

9:15 a.m. 

Preventing suicide by promoting social connectedness in Alaska Native communities through culture
Georgianna Ningeulook University of Alaska Fairbanks

9:25 a.m.

Alaska traditional foods movement
Melissa Chlupach University of Alaska Anchorage

9:35 a.m.

The interactive relationship of human health, animals, and the environment: A psychological perspective
Dani Sheppard and Jen Peterson | University of Alaska Fairbanks 

9:45 a.m. 

Emotions and behaviors in environmental identity development: A child's perspective
Carie Green University of Alaska Fairbanks

9:55 a.m.

Healing relational wounds for Indigenous child well-being

Jessica Saniguq Ullrich |University of Washington

10:05 a.m. 

Questions and answers

 

 

 
 
 

 

These sessions will discuss social, environmental and cultural changes that have impacted the mental and behavioral health of people in the circumpolar North, and how a holistic One Health approach may be used to address them.

Location: Davis Concert Hall

Brief 10-minute presentations | Lead presenter listed below

10:50 a.m.

Suicide risk and resilience among Alaska Native and American Indian people: A multi-faceted approach
Julie Beans Southcentral Foundation

11:00 a.m. 

The Greenlandic school system in relation with helping children whose families are struggling with social issues
Kevin Rafiie | University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yveline and University of Greenland

11:10 a.m.

Building school-community connections and positive youth development in rural Alaska Native communities through Intergenerational Dialogue Exchange and Action
Inna Rivkin, Ellen Lopez, and Donald Charlie | University of Alaska Fairbanks and Nenana Native Association

11:20 a.m.

Permafrost thaw and well-being
Ulla Timlin | University of Oulu, Finland

11:30 a.m. 

The One Health Clinic: Integrated health care for people experiencing homelessness with animals
Vickie Ramirez Center for One Health Research, University of Washington

11:40 a.m.

Healing through food and culture — Incorporating sustainable agriculture into Indigenous food systems
Eva Burk University of Alaska Fairbanks

11:50 p.m.

Questions and answers

 


(CONCURRENT SESSION) 


 

Many circumpolar North communities are facing extreme environmental changes, such as warming, precipitation swings, thawing permafrost and erosion. Infrastructure construction in the circumpolar North must consider not only a rapidly changing environment but also designs and materials that meet the needs of the communities while minimally impacting the animals and environment they live with and depend upon.

Location: Engineering Building, ELIF 301/305

10:50 a.m. KEYNOTE:  Aaron Cooke | architect/project manager, Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Alaska

Reduced demand, intelligent supply: Wall assemblies and energy systems for a northern climate
An overview of the integrated truss wall system, retrofit and new construction options with vertical truss exterior insulation systems, including contractor education/training.

Brief 10-minute presentations | Lead presenter listed below

11 a.m.

Cut below zero: When to harvest trees to promote burning of dry wood
Jessie Young-Robertson | University of Alaska Fairbanks

11:10 a.m. 

A super-efficient home in rural Alaska through One Health lens
Tom Marsik UAF Bristol Bay Campus 

11:20 a.m.

New prospects for reducing microplastics pollution in the Arctic through bio-based alternatives to plastics
Philippe Amstislavski University of Alaska Anchorage

11:30 a.m.

Clean indoor air and lower environmental impact: Heat recovery ventilation in cold climates
Vanessa Stevens Cold Climate Housing Research Center 

11:40 a.m.  

Community water service and incidence of respiratory, skin, and gastrointestinal infections in rural Alaska, 2013-2015
Michael Bruce | Centers for Disease Control

11:50 a.m.

Questions and answers

 

  

SIDE MEETINGS during lunch break

12:30 p.m. — Center for One Health Research working groups | Location: Wood Center, rooms CD/EF

12:30 p.m. — Student/presenter round table discussion | Location: Wood Center, Ballroom

Facilitated classes each day for registered students to meet and talk with the keynote speakers of that day. This gives the students time with the speakers in an environment where they feel free to ask questions about their talks.
 
Michael Castellini, UAF dean of the graduate school, will lead the meetings along with a a team of BLaST RAMPs (Research Advising and Mentoring Professionals) who are already trained in student success, career advising and One Health issues.

 
 
 

These sessions will discuss social, environmental and cultural changes that have impacted the mental and behavioral health of people in the circumpolar North, and how a holistic One Health approach may be used to address them.

Location: Davis Concert Hall

Brief 10-minute presentations | Lead presenter listed below

1:30 p.m.

Warrior canine therapy for veterans and service members with PTSD: Investigating areas of change
Kirsten Hagen University of Alaska Fairbanks

1:40 p.m. 

One Health insights from a youth dog mushing program in rural Alaska reflected through photovoice and digital storytelling
Jacques Philip University of Alaska Fairbanks

1:50 p.m.

Arctic solastalgia: Exploring climate change mental health strategies
Stacey Fritz Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Arctic District Office

2 p.m.

Interdisciplinary methodology in quality of life research
Siri Tuttle & Jen Peterson University of Alaska Fairbanks

2:10 p.m. 

Aġġirugut, sayakturugut: We are dancing, we are healthy.
Heidi Aklaseaq Senungetuk University of Alaska Anchorage

2:20 p.m.

Questions and answers

 


(CONCURRENT SESSION) 


 

Presentations within these two highly important and multidisciplinary areas show the common challenges as well as the opportunities that are unique within One Health. The way in which data is collected and managed will play a significant role in the development of One Health approaches to policy formation and implementation. These relationships are of particularly important and sensitive when data acquisition and policy formation involve community stakeholders.

Location: Engineering Building, ELIF 301/305

1:30 p.m. KEYNOTE: Nikoosh Carlo | founder and chief strategist, CNC North Consulting

Climate Change - policy as a tool for systemic change
Policy is a tool for systemic change and has a key role in driving climate change solutions. Equity within the policy and research process and engagement of Indigenous leadership must be central to the development of policies and research agendas to help achieve actionable solutions.

Brief 10-minute presentations | Lead presenter listed below

1:50 p.m.

Moving One Health knowledge to policy action
Chiara ArellanoBrown University

2 p.m. 

Public-private partnerships for data management
Pips VeazeyUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks, and Vanessa RaymondAxiom Data Science

2:10 p.m.

Tribal stewardship for One Health
Carrie StevensUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks

2:20 p.m.

Rabies management in the North: Analysis of Alaska, Northwest Territories and Svalbard
Karsten HuefferUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks

2:30 p.m.  

Canary catabase 2.0: Decoding health messages from animal sentinel events
Peter RabinowitzCenter for One Health Research, University of Washington

2:40 p.m.

Climate change is animal health
Colleen DuncanColorado State University

2:50 p.m.

Questions and answers 

 

 

 

Interventions to increase Indigenous well-being

Location: Davis Concert Hall

3:45 p.m. KEYNOTE PERFORMANCE | Sean Topkok

4 p.m. Panel discussion

  • Heidi Aklaseaq Senungetuk, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Jacques Philip, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Inna Rivkin, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Georgianna Ningeulook, University of Alaska Fairbanks

5:05 p.m.

Questions and answers