Saybrook alumnus Carl M. Hild was awarded the 2010-2011 Alaska Pacific University Faculty Merit Award for Research, Scholarship, and Creativity.
Hild, Organizational Systems ’07, is Director of the Health Services Administration Program at Alaska Pacific University, and Chair of its Business Administration Department for the 2011-2012 academic year.
He has worked closely with native healers and hospital administrators to develop the health care system in a state with a large indigenous population, where many remote villages are not accessible by road. By combining the traditional and the modern elements of health care, he has helped develop systems of care that often surpass those available in the lower 48 states.
These efforts include a telemedicine program for tribal shamans, reports on the efficacy of native healing techniques, and working to eliminate environmental pollutants – as well as helping design new administrative systems that help state, federal, and tribal governments work together.
He also serves as the historian for both the American Society and International Union for Circumpolar Health, and served on the Board of Directors of the Alaska Arctic Medical Research Foundation.