Coronavirus Information

Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. Our offices are closed to the public, but you can reach the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW), Monday–Friday 8am-5pm:

Get COVID-19 updates and information for the University of Arizona community. Also, see SBS resources for continuing instruction and learning.


SIROW Forms New Partnership

SIROW has partnered with Boys to Men Tucson (BTMT) after BTMT was awarded a Lovell Foundation planning grant to conduct a community readiness assessment to determine the potential and capacity for a Healthy Intergenerational Masculinity Initiative in Pima County.The goal of this project is to ensure that boys and masculine-identified youth in Pima County have access, both geographically and logistically, to mentors, programs, and communities that promote more fluid and healthy forms of...

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Tue, 09/15/2020 - 09:17
Spectrum Virtual Wellness Program!

Spectrum is excited to announce our virtual wellness program for young adults of all identities, ages 18-24!



SEX! Let’s be honest—just because we’re socially distanced, doesn’t mean we’re all abstaining. Whether you're ready for a semester of new experiences or you're keeping your social distance, you deserve to know the ins and outs of healthy sexuality and relationships so you can feel good exploring your identity and navigating life on your terms. 

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Fri, 08/28/2020 - 09:39
SIROW Welcomes a New Research Technician

SIROW Welcomes Dora Bezies-Lopez as a Research Technician!

Please take a moment to view her profile HERE!

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 09:32
COVID-related impacts on UA STEM students

At the end of June 2020, Dr. Jill Williams and Dr. Stephanie Murphy published two reports on the COVID-related impacts on UA STEM students. The reports can be found here: They also hosted a webinar on July 21st, 2020 in order to distribute their findings broadly to University of Arizona stakeholders.The two(graduate and undergraduate) reports were based on a survey that they conducted in May 2020 in order to better understand STEM student...

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Tue, 08/18/2020 - 09:52
New SIROW Collaborations!

SIROW’s Beth Meyerson recently joined the board of directors of two prominent organizations:

Lambda Legal -a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association (ASTDA)- an organization committed to fostering scientific knowledge, developing... Read more
Thu, 08/06/2020 - 13:48
SIROW Researchers Predict Substantial Increases in Homelessness in Arizona in Coming Months

Keith Bentele and Claudia Powell have released an analysis forecasting the likely increases in homelessness in Arizona in response to different levels of potential unemployment. If the state unemployment rate hits 15%, they project a 16% increase in the rate of homelessness. At an unemployment rate of 20%, the rate of homelessness is expected to increase by 29%. Policy recommendations to mitigate these increases in homelessness and to keep housing insecure Arizonans housed are provided in...

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Thu, 07/16/2020 - 12:16
SIROW Conference Poster Presentations

Franziska Frank had the opportunity to present two posters at two conferences, the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA), Oct 30th-Nov 2nd, in San Diego, CA, and the 11th Biennial meeting of the Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD), which took place Oct 11th-13th, 2019 in Portland, OR. The 1st poster is based on further analysis of the Mujer Sana data, "Measuring Trauma Among Near-Homeless, Substance-using Women". It focused on the...

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Mon, 07/13/2020 - 12:14
SIROW Receives New Funding

SIROW was recently awarded funding through the UA Consortium on Gender-Based Violence to develop and implement the Sex University (Sex U) Pilot Study. Bridging two social justice issues, the Sex U uses sexuality education as an innovative strategy for preventing sexual violence. Aimed at first year students who are involved in Greek organizations, the project adapts a comprehensive sexuality education program using sexual ethics and rights-based approaches. Sex U is packaged into an...

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Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:10
Upcoming Summer Opportunity! Spectrum Virtual Wellness Program!

Liven up your summer routine and join the Spectrum program for a week of online learning and fun, July 20-24th! Spectrum is a wellness program for youth ages 13-24, with a focus on those who identify as LGBTQ+. Spectrum promotes mental and physical wellness by providing inclusive education on healthy sexuality and relationships, linkages to mental and behavioral health services, voluntary HIV testing, and prevention navigation. Participants will also complete surveys in exchange for a gift...

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Thu, 07/02/2020 - 09:42
New SIROW Publication!

Dr. Josephine Korchmaros, SIROW Director, and colleagues recently published a new article on The RxHL Study: Community responsive research to explore barriers to medication adherence. This article is published in Health Education Research. To view the article, click HERE.

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 14:44