• LGBTQ+ Holiday Networking Event

  • LGBTQ+ Awards Preparations

  • Fourth Annual LGBTQ+ Community Networking & Awards Event

  • Second Annual LGBTQ Symposium

  • 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

Elizabeth Hall-Lipsy, JD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science
Director, PharmD Forward Programs
Director, Health Disparities Professional Certificate

UAHS LGBTQ+ Interest Group Series


January 12, 2021 to January 4, 2022

Join a new ONLINE 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. This program is completely ONLINE with focus on weight management and physical activity. All meetings are conducted on a confidential, HIPAA-compliant platform.


January 12, 2021 to January 4, 2022

Join a new ONLINE 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. This program is completely ONLINE with focus on weight management and physical activity. All meetings are conducted on a confidential, HIPAA-compliant platform.


December 14, 2020 to December 21, 2020

Join our free, live, video Healthy Living Program classes! Managing diabetes or working to prevent the onset of diabetes doesn’t have to be something you do totally on your own. If you, a family member, a friend, or a client could use more information and help in managing their diabetes or in preventing diabetes, please pas this on!. These classes are completely ONLINE and repeat on the first, second, and third Mondays of each month. All meetings are conducted on a confidential, HIPAA-compliant platform.


October 21, 2020

Case-Based Review of LGBTQ-Inclusive Climate Initiatives with Dr. Nelson Sanchez

MedPride/ODEI

Wednesday, October 21, at 5:30 pm

In honor of LGBTQIA+ History Month, MedPride and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion have invited Dr. Nelson Sanchez from the Weill-Cornell School of Medicine to join us virtually to present his interactive lecture entitled "Case-Based Review of LGBTQ-Inclusive Climate Initiatives."

During this talk we will: