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Breaking Barriers: Confronting Health Disparities in Arizona’s Latino Population with Outreach, Cultural Competence and Diversity

In observance of Binational Health Month, the University of Arizona Cancer Center is taking a closer look at how Arizona can improve the health of the Latino population by addressing health disparities, strengthening cultural competence and building a more diverse workforce.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Hispanic Center of Excellence

The Hispanic Center of Excellence in collaboration with the University of Arizona Health Sciences community invites you to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage month. #HispanicHeritageMonth

Dr. Alberta Arviso Honored with the Society for the Psychology of Women Sweet Grass Award

Alberta A. Arviso, PhD, received the Sweet Grass Award from the Society for the Psychology of Women.

UA Health Sciences Launches Bus Stop Ad Campaign To Increase Diversity in Health Care

The UA Health Sciences is working to increase the diversity of the health-care workforce with the “!Eres Tu! This is you!” Tucson bus stop ad campaign that features current students and faculty members who share their passion and commitment to the field.

In the Age of Social Media, He's a New Kind of Scientist

What does it mean to be a scientist? Far more than doing research in a lab, says Michael Johnson, whose unconventional passage into the field began with a bowling championship and a music degree.

Faculty Receive Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence and Innovation Research Grants

Two faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix received grants for their work involving health disparities and improving diversity in the Phoenix community.

Designed to Increase Diversity in Health Care, UA Health Sciences’ Summer Programs Commence June 5

A campuswide commitment for diversity and inclusion and to improve the health of underserved populations is the focus of four flagship health professions pipeline summer programs at the UA Health Sciences.

HCOE's mission featured in the Arizona Daily Wildcat

UA Health Sciences - Hispanic Center of Excellence initiative to offer medically focused Spanish classes next semester. Photo By Nick Smallwood / The Daily Wildcat

$100,000 Grant to UA Researchers Will Help Increase Mammograms and Breast Cancer Awareness for Latinas in Arizona

Drs. Jorge Gomez and Usha Menon, principal investigators on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation grant, will target their efforts on the U.S.-Mexico border population to decrease cancer disparities in the Hispanic female population.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Earns 2016 Health Professions Diversity Award

The college was honored with INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2016 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.

Dr. Cecilia Rosales Named to 2016 List of Arizona’s Most Influential Women

The assistant dean and professor at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health – Phoenix will be honored at a reception for AZ Business magazine’s Most Influential Women of 2016 on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.

FRONTERA featured in Nogales International

FRONTERA is a University of Arizona summer research experience program focusing on the border area. The program’s outreach efforts in Nogales were featured in Nogales International. FRONTERA participants are going door-to-door to educate people about mosquito-borne illnesses and how to prevent them as part of a statewide “Fight the Bite” project.

PharmCamp featured in Nogales International

PharmCamp is a summer-based community outreach program conducted by the University of Arizona (UA) College of Pharmacy. More than 300 middle school aged students from Tucson and Yuma, Arizona have participated in the one-week camp. Activities consist of supervised workshops, laboratory exercises, discussions, field trips, tours, and activities. The orientation and learning activities are intended to raise the students’ awareness and interest for the exciting aspects of pharmacy and the health sciences.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Student Honored with Outstanding Graduate Service Award

Kirsten Concha-Moore, a second-year UA College of Medicine – Tucson medical student, was recognized with the UA Native American Student Affairs Outstanding Graduate Service Award for her contributions to American Indian health and diversity advocacy.

UA Health Sciences Welcomes Students, Scholars to Diversity and Inclusion Summer Programs

Nearly 100 junior faculty, graduate and undergraduate college students and high school students from throughout the state and nation will be welcomed to the University of Arizona Health Sciences campus community on June 6 during an opening ceremony as they begin studies in a variety of UAHS Diversity and Inclusion flagship research training, mentoring and academic enrichment programs.

Environmental Health Disparities in Native American Communities Focus of New UA/NAU Research Center

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and Northern Arizona University received a $5 million grant to improve health in Native American and Alaska Native communities overburdened by pollution and other environmental factors that contribute to health disparities.

Future Physicians Scholarship

Partnership with the UA College of Medicine & the Navajo Nation

UA Health Sciences Supports Diverse and Determined Pathways to Medicine

Four UA students share their stories of being accepted into the UA Health Sciences Pathways Programs. The Phoenix- and Tucson-based programs have successfully changed the diversity of the UA Colleges of Medicine and ultimately will impact the diversity of the medical workforce.

Two New Leadership Appointments Announced at UA Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Oscar Beita, MPH, and Lydia Kennedy, MEd, who currently work within the UA Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will be taking on new leadership roles.

UA Health Sciences Highlights Minority Health Month with Diversity Matters Series on April 5

Minority Health Month Kicks off at the UA Health Sciences with a diversity and inclusion awareness discussion on April 5 on creating welcoming learning and working environments in health-care and beyond.

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