Diversity and Inclusion News
Kirsten Concha-Moore, a second-year UA College of Medicine – Tucson medical student, was recognized with the UA Native American Student Affairs Outstanding Graduate Service Award for her contributions to American Indian health and diversity advocacy.
Nearly 100 junior faculty, graduate and undergraduate college students and high school students from throughout the state and nation will be welcomed to the University of Arizona Health Sciences campus community on June 6 during an opening ceremony as they begin studies in a variety of UAHS Diversity and Inclusion flagship research training, mentoring and academic enrichment programs.
Four UA students share their stories of being accepted into the UA Health Sciences Pathways Programs. The Phoenix- and Tucson-based programs have successfully changed the diversity of the UA Colleges of Medicine and ultimately will impact the diversity of the medical workforce.
Arizona high school girls learned hands-on from UAHS women surgeons how engineers and orthopaedic surgeons work together to develop safe and effective implants to repair broken bones, torn ligaments and worn-out joints, to inspire careers in STEM and medicine.
Native Americans are more likely to abstain from alcohol than whites, and heavy drinking and binge drinking rates are about the same for both groups.
Open to UA students, faculty, Native American communities and the public, the Winter Institute, Feb. 17-20, partners with American Indian communities to address health-care challenges such as access to health care in rural areas, poverty and low educational attainment.