Diversity and Inclusion News

Success Story: Linda Markle

Why did you choose your specific health professional career? When I was growing up, my parents told me, “Don’t be like us (being sheepherders), go to school and become a doctor.” That stuck in my head and has been a motivator for me to pursue a career in the healthcare profession.


Success Story: Lessina Dele

Why did you choose your specific health professional career? My aunt is diabetic and to support her I used to go with her to some of her appointments. It was a great learning experience to see pharmacists in a patient-pharmacist relationship and so I wanted to learn more about the profession. I knew I wanted a career in the medical field and this experience directed me a little more into pharmacy.


Success Story: Leonard Lopez

Why did you choose your specific health professional career? My present job chose me. I worked at Williams Co. for 25 years as a safety officer for a group of staff members but was laid off. Since that time, I was hired by the Indian Health Service as a safety officer; I have been here for 5 years now.


Success Story: Lana Rae Fred

Why did you choose your specific health professional career? I chose my career because I enjoy working with the community. I’m passionate about learning from the community, being creative about developing program events, and determining whether the program has made a difference in their lives. I enjoy every aspect of public health.


Summer Institute for Behavioral Health (UA-SIBH)

The University of Arizona Summer Institute for Behavioral Health (UA-SIBH) is a four-week intensive educational experience for students that are educationally and financially disadvantaged.


UA Summer Health Internship Immerses Students in Border Research

The 10-week health-care focused internship program provides UA graduate and undergraduate students with varying experience in research and knowledge of border community health, with valuable insight and hands-on research training from UA border experts.


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