Witness the Arctic Editor Alison York Joins UAF's Center for Alaska Native Health Research
Witness the Arctic provides information on current arctic research efforts and findings, significant research initiatives, national policy affecting arctic research, international activities, and profiles of institutions with major arctic research efforts. Witness serves an audience of arctic scientists, educators, agency personnel, and policy makers. Witness was published biannually in hardcopy from 1995-2008 (archives are available below) and is currently published online 3-4 times annually, depending on newsworthy events.
With the Spring 2009 issue, ARCUS changed the format of Witness the Arctic. To provide more frequent updates and reduce printing and mailing costs and associated environmental impacts, the newsletter is now distributed online in three or four shorter issues per year, depending on newsworthy events.
After 12 years of service, Alison York has left ARCUS for a position at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Center for Alaska Native Health Research (CANHR). Alison served as Witness the Arctic editor since 1998, investigating a wide range of arctic research issues and initiatives and working closely with the research community. While employing her breadth of scientific expertise, Alison played a critical role in newsletter content and development during her tenure.
In December 2009, Alison accepted a position with UAF's CANHR, which, along with eight other institutions, is building and implementing a national research resource discovery network prototype. Alison will be working with biomedical investigators to inventory their research resources and helping develop a system for the resources to be searched and shared.
Alison earned a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of California Berkeley in 1990; her research interests are in comparative neuroanatomy and behavior.
ARCUS would like to thank Alison for many years of hard work and wish her well in her new endeavors.
Questions regarding Witness the Arctic can be directed to Kristina Creek, Executive Coordinator at ARCUS (creek [at] arcus [dot] org). You can contact Alison at ayork [at] alaska [dot] edu.