UAF loses psychology professor to leukemia

By Sarah Richards
Sun Star Reporter

Psychology professor Jerry Mohatt, 69, passed away last Wednesday after a four-year struggle with leukemia.

Director of the Center for Alaska Native Health Research, Mohatt worked for over 20 years to form the biomedical health research program, and established the Center in 2001.

He also played a significant role in the beginnings of the College of Rural Alaska, and is known for his own work with indigenous people, which includes his research project “People Awakening: Alaska Native Pathways to Sobriety.”

In addition to his own work, Mohatt acted as a mentor to young researchers, and was awarded the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Research Award in 2008.

A memorial service was held in Davis Concert Hall Sunday, Feb. 14. In memory of Mohatt, his family welcomes comments on their blog: http://mohattfamily.wordpress.com/

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