• 2018 Tucson Gay Pride, successful collaboration with Banner and UAHS LGBTQ+ Interest Group

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 LGBTQ+ Health Science Community and allies. 

UAHS LGBTQ+ Interest Group

Message from the Co-Chairs

The UAHS LGBTQ+ Interest Group serves our four 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 LGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, residents, fellows, and patients. 

Uma S. Nair, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Health Promotion Sciences
Assistant Director, Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine)
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Co-Chair, UAHS LGBTQ+ Interest Group

Violet Siwik, MD
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
College of Medicine-Tucson

UAHS LGBTQ+ Interest Group 2018-2019 Series


October 2, 2019 to September 2, 2020

Join a new Diabetes Prevention Program group starting now at Banner! This nationally-certified DPP is a best-practice program for people who are at high risk for getting type 2 diabetes. Groups run for an hour weekly, with this group on Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. The focus is on weight loss, fitness, stress management, and nutrition, and is conducted in a fun, interactive style.


June 27, 2019

Commemorating the Stonewall 50th anniversary and recognizing pioneers who have contributed to the LGBTQ+ rights movement. RSVP here!


April 10, 2019

In his new book, "The Look of a Woman," Dr. Eric Plemons argues that good trans- medicine has more than one means and more than one end. Please RSVP here.


March 22, 2019

This one day summit on Friday, March 22nd at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix, AZ will provide you with practical information for improving organizational health care policy and practice targeting populations experiencing the highest levels of risk for tobacco-related diseases, disability, and premature death.