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This 2 year project starting in March is led by SIROW’s Dr. Josephine Korchmaros in partnership with the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine’s Beacon Addiction Treatment Center. The purpose of this project is to examine the effectiveness of The Seven Challenges adapted for adults in order to build evidence for the model. To this end, SIROW and UAB will conduct an experimental study to address two questions. The first is whether adult clients of The Seven Challenges... Read more

Post date: Mon, 02/13/2017 - 15:14

SIROW's Libby Valdez was invited to lecture for the UA College of Public Health course CPH 405/505 Biology for Public Health. Libby presented to 60 undergraduate public health students on adolescent substance use from a Social-Ecological perspective. Students engaged in a three hour interactive session about the Social-Ecological framework, how to operationalize the framework in the context of adolescent substance use, and how they can use the framework to examine their own research topic of... Read more

Post date: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:40

SIROW Executive Director, Dr. Sally Stevens, and Senior Research Specialist, Dr. Candace Black, were featured in a UA News article posted January 17th on SIROW’s collaboration with the Southern Arizona Anti-Trafficking Unified Response Network (SAATURN).  SAATURN is a multi-agency coalition, including the City of Tucson Police Department and CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, which aims to provide comprehensive services to victims of trafficking, as well as to identify, arrest... Read more

Post date: Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:18

A recent article in the Arizona Daily Star highlights SIROW's research on women's employment in the transportation industry.  The January 22nd article discusses a $200,000 grant awarded to SIROW by the Arizona Department of Transportation. This grant will be used to understand the factors that both promote and impede women's employment in the transportation industry. To read the article, click... Read more

Post date: Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:29

Dr. Josephine Korchmaros, Director of Research Methods and Statistics at the University of Arizona- Southwest Institute for Research on Women, and colleagues published their new article on Professionals’ Perceptions of and Recommendations for Matching Juvenile Drug Court Clients to Services in the Children and Youth Services Review. To view the article, click HERE.

Post date: Thu, 12/22/2016 - 08:37

Health and Social Well-Being in Chronically Homeless Women: Tucson and Southern Arizona’s Current Risks and Future Opportunities Sister José Women’s Center (SJWC) and the Southwest Institute for Research on Women have joined together to conduct a two-part project to 1) carry out a community needs assessment of SJWC using an interview protocol collaboratively developed by SJWC and SIROW, and 2) develop a white paper to inform on the status of women’s chronic homelessness in Tucson. Funding by... Read more

Post date: Mon, 11/28/2016 - 13:33

Dr. Josephine Korchmaros, Director of Research Methods and Statistics at the University of Arizona- Southwest Institute for Research on Women, and colleagues presented findings related to Creative Partnership to Assess Health Beliefs, Health Literacy and Medication Adherence among Ethnically Diverse Populations at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in Anaheim, CA. An abstract of their presentation has been published in the American... Read more

Post date: Mon, 11/14/2016 - 09:49

Sally Stevens, in collaboration with Brian Mayer from the Sociology Department, is conducting an evaluation of an NSF-funded project that offers undergraduate students applied research methods experience.  The Poverty in Tucson Field Workshop, taught by Dr. Mayer, is an upper division course (Soc 397A) that offers students a unique opportunity to gain applied research experience by working on real-world data collection project looking at low-income... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/21/2016 - 12:45

SIROW is pleased to announce our new project: Examination of the Effectiveness of The Seven Challenges for Adults

This 2 year project is led by SIROW's Dr. Josephine Korchmaros in partnership with D7 Treatment, a substance use treatment provider located in Idaho. The purpose of this project is to examine the effectiveness of The Seven Challenges, adapted for adults in order to build evidence for the model. To this end, the project will address two questions. The first is whether adult... Read more

Post date: Mon, 07/25/2016 - 11:32

SIROW is pleased to announce our new project "Mujer Saludable on the US-Mexico Border:  A Promotora-led Adaptation and Expansion of a Sexual Health Education Curriculum to Address Reproductive Health Needs in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico”.

The 18 month project is fully funded by the Research Program on Migration and Health (PIMSA). SIROW and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) will form a binational team to examine and address reproductive health needs and access to... Read more

Post date: Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:12

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