Diversity and Inclusion News
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center invites you to the 2015 BLAISER Colloquia & Closing Ceremony, honoring our 2015 BLAISER students completing their 10-week summer research program on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 9:00am-3:30pm.
Increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of the health-care workforce has been identified as a key factor to addressing health disparities and ensuring the adequate provision of culturally competent care to our nation’s growing minority communities.
High school students competitively selected from throughout the state, including Arizona’s most remote and underserved communities, are exploring health-care careers and education opportunities, conducting research, and taking college-level courses in the six-week summer program at the Arizona Health Sciences Center.
To address the critical lack of diversity in the health-care workforce in Arizona and the nation, the Arizona Health Sciences Center, with programs in Tucson and Phoenix, is working to recruit, educate and train tomorrow’s health-care leaders.
Why did you choose your specific health professional career? I wanted to be a nurse since I was a teenager. I had a short term goal of becoming a nurse as soon as I could, and a long term goal of becoming a registered nurse (RN).