Patrick M. Cunningham, DSW

Associate Professor of Social Work

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Curriculum Vitae

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BS, Sociology, University of Utah

MSW, Fordham University

DSW, University of Utah

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Office address: 106J Hartlieb Hall

University of Alaska Anchorage

3211 Providence Drive

Anchorage, AK 99508

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Phone: (907) 786-6902

Fax: (907) 786-6912

E-mail: pmcunningham@uaa.alaska.edu

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I primarily teach the social welfare policy courses

in the BSW and first year MSW programs.

Recently, I have taught community and

organizational practice, practicum seminars,

and in the summer, offer a geriatric practice

course. My current research is focusing upon

Alzheimer's and related dementia in Alaska.

Summer 2015 Courses

SWK A473 Geriatric Social Work Practice

SWK A673 Geriatric Social Work Practice

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

I will be on an academic yearlong sabbatical from

August 9 to May 14.  I will return to campus

August 8, 2016.

My sabbatical will focus on research in respect to

Alzheimer’s disease and sobriety nutrition therapy. 

I am taking a nutrition course fall semester

and completing a certificate in nutrition

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Membership Organizations

National Association of Social Workers

Academy of Certified Social Workers

American Geriatrics Society

Alzheimer’s Association

International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment

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UAA Faculty and Staff Association

United Academics

Social Welfare History Links

Social Welfare Policy Resources

Alaska Single Payer Health Care System

SpectraCell Laboratories

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Juneau Sabbatical 2008

Victim-Offender Mediation in Alaska

Survey of Rural, Paraprofessional, Human Service Workers in Alaska

Successful Aging in Anchorage Study

Mobile Home Parks Social Policy Project

The 2002 Social Services Job Survey (December 2003)

Protective Social Services: Alaska’s Response to Meeting the Safety Needs of Its Population

Care Coordination Challenges in the Last Frontier (Poster Presentation, Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Paris, France, July 17, 2011)

JavaMusicClub: Mutual Support for Cognitively Impaired at Risk Adults(Poster Presentation, Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 14, 2014)

Superfood Smoothies (Poster Presentation, Alaska Food Policy Conference, University of Alaska Anchorage, November 7-9, 2014)

Social Determinants of Alzheimer's Disease, Session Presentation, State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Anchorage, AK, October 8, 2015

Urban in Alaska Conference presentation Java Music Club: Mutual support for cognitively impaired at risk adults, November 6, 2015, UAA

Certificate Plant-Based Nutrition, eCornell, November 25, 2015


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The Honorable James (Jim) of Huntington Beach


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