Diversity and Inclusion News

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.


Success Story: Kevin Hogan

Why did you choose your specific health professional career? I choose Business Administration as a path to want to become a CEO for one of the Indian Health Service hospitals. My mom was an administrator. She worked her way up from supply all the way up to administrator officer for the Rosebud Service Unit in Rosebud, South Dakota.


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