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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:

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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
New Report: Wellbeing of Juvenile Justice-involved Youth in Arizona

Sally Stevens and Tamara Sargus completed a white paper report, Wellbeing of Juvenile Justice-involved Youth in Arizona, also forthcoming at This report highlights some of the court-related burdens placed on youth and their families along with opportunities that Arizona’s juvenile courts have implemented in support of youth.

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 09:29
New SIROW Publication!

SIROW’s Dr. Josephine Korchmaros, Dr. Alison Greene (SIROW Research Affiliate), and Dr. Stephanie Murphy recently published a new article on Implementing Trauma-informed Research-supported Treatment: Fidelity, Feasibility, and Acceptibility. This article is published in the Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. For more information, click HERE.

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 08:19
Follow SIROW's B-Well Project on Social Media

The SIROW B-Well staff would like to recognize the effort of our intern Rachael Reasch, who has maintained the B-Well Instagram page over the course of the semester.  She has found creative ways to share public health messages. Posts have included messages about mental health, sexual health, substance use prevention, general wellbeing along with spreading national campaigns promoting HIV/AIDS awareness. Interested in seeing her work? Find us on Instagram @bridges_to_wellness don’t have an...

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Mon, 05/11/2020 - 13:49
2020 Southwest Gender and Women's Studies Regional Meeting

Fresh on the heels of the new year, we held our 2020 annual SIROW Regional Partner Meeting on January 24th and 25th, 2020. For another consecutive year, our members converged in Tucson for a weekend of networking, brainstorming, and visioning. We had representation from Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Brigham Young University, Colorado College, University of Colorado Boulder, Metropolitan State University Denver, University of Nevada Reno, University of Nevada Las Vegas,...

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Tue, 05/05/2020 - 13:10
SIROW Research Technician Awarded Conference Scholarship

Fedora Preston-Haynes was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Rx Drug and Heroin Summit 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. The scholarship was provided by the Community Prevention Coalition of Pima County (CPC) for the hard work and dedication with the Medicine Abuse Prevention Initiative Collaborative (MAPIC) in planning the annual 2019 Southern Arizona Opioid Symposium. Due to COVID-19 the summit was cancelled; however, a virtual experience of recorded sessions was created so that...

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Thu, 04/30/2020 - 09:11
SIROW Welcomes Brenda Granillo, Associate Research Social Scientist

SIROW is proud to welcome Brenda Granillo, DBH, MS, MEP, as our new Associate Research Social Scientist! Please visit Brenda’s BIO to learn more and view her contact information. 

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 08:52