• 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


May 13, 2020 to May 5, 2021

Join a new Diabetes Prevention Program group starting now! The nationally-certified DPP (Diabetes Prevention Program) is a best-practice program for people who are at high risk for getting type 2 diabetes.

2 Groups Starting! Groups run for an hour weekly, with one group on Wednesdays from 11 am to noon and a second group from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. You can join either one. The focus is on weight loss, fitness, stress management, and nutrition, and is conducted in a fun, interactive style.


July 8, 2019

TOPIC: “Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines: Lessons Learned from HPV”
SPEAKER: Cornelia Trimble, MD | Professor, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics; and Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Cervical Dysplasia; at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore


June 27, 2019

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