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UAHS LGBTQ+ Interest Group Introducing New Brand Logo: UA Health Sciences PRIDE Health Equity Alliance

The University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) LGBTQ+ Interest Group was created to support and provide a safe, accepting, inclusive, and respectful environment for our LGBTQIA+ Health Science Community and allies. 

Our mission and values continue as we work towards health equity for all.  Our programs and work evolves to embrace the LGBTQIA+ community needs and as such, we developed a new look to introduce to you. New branding, and continual advocacy for Health Equity for all.

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UAHS PRIDE Health Equity Alliance

8th Annual UAHS LGBTQIA+ Community Networking & Pride Awards

Join us in recognizing our award recipients who have contributed to our UAHS LGBTQIA+ community! 
















2022 Lydia Kennedy UAHS LGBTQIA+ Distinguished Leadership Award
Brenda Casey, MSW, LCSW
2022 UAHS LGBTQIA+ Faculty Leadership Award
Evan Garofalo, PhD
2022 UAHS LGBTQIA+ Faculty Leadership Award
Russ B. Toomey, PhD
2022 UAHS LGBT QIA+ Staff Leadership Award
Deana Ann Smith, BSBA, BSN, RN
2022 UAHS LGBTQ IA+ Student Leadership Award
R. Reichenbach
2022 UAHS LGBTQ IA+ Student Leadership Award
Austin Sherwood
2022 UAHS LGBTQIA+ Community Leadership Award
Sarah Bahnson, BA
2022 UAHS LGBTQIA+ Ally Leadership Award
Linda Perez, M Admin, RN
2022 UAHS LGBTQIA+ Ally Leadership Award
Kathryn Teyechea, RN, BSN



Message from the Co-Chairs

The UAHS PRIDE Health Equity Alliance serves our five Health Sciences Campuses (College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing and College of Public Health). We work toward creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for LGBTQIA+ students, staff, faculty, residents, fellows, and patients. 

Elizabeth Hall-Lipsy, JD, MPH
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Assessment
Associate Professor of Practice
Director, Health Disparities Professional Certificate/RHPP
College of Pharmacy


Tarnia Newton, DNP, FNP-C 
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Arizona College of Nursing
"Be the Change you want to see in the World"