WISE Director, Dr. Jill Williams, speaks as part of CALS Diversity and Inclusion speakers series

On November 1, WISE Director, Dr. Jill Wiliams, had the opportunity to speak to faculty, staff, and students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as part of the College's Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion speakers series.  Dr. Williams talk was entitled, "Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom."  Drawing on research that points to the positive effect openly discussing issues of systematic racism and sexism have on students from marginalized groups, Dr. Williams...

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Wed, 11/08/2017 - 13:59
SIROW Monthly Highlights - October

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Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:59
SIROW at UA Homecoming

SIROW's Amy Lucero, Research Technician, visited the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences tent during the University of Arizona's  Homecoming and Parade this past weekend. This was the first time in over 10 years that SBS had a tent at the celebration!

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:06
Josephine Korchmaros Presents at NACHC Conference

Dr. Josephine Korchmaros recently presented findings from the Medication Adherence, Health Literacy, and Cultural Beliefs (RxHL) Study lead by Dr. Susan Shaw formally of the UA’s Department of Anthropology at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) conference held in San Diego, California. She presented on Recruitment Strategies among Diverse, Low-income Patients with Chronic Disease at a Community Health Center. To view the RxHL website, click HERE.  

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Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:17
Josephine Korchmaros Continues to Address Gender Issues and Build Economic Capacity in Myanmar

Dr. Korchmaros recently spent time in Myanmar facilitating two Gender Issues & Empowerment workshops attended by female community members ages 13 to 25 years old and undergraduate and graduate students and faculty at Pathein University. Dr. Korchmaros also presented on Collaboration in Research as a means to build economic capacity to three groups of attendees of the Shared Experiences in Developing Sustainable Seafood in Myanmar training conference held at...

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Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:47
SIROW Meets with Mexican Consulate

On September 21, SIROW Director Jo Korchmaros and researchers Rosi Andrade and Jill Williams had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the Mexican Consulate in Tucson.  This meeting was an opportunity to learn about the health and human rights initiatives being carried out by the consulate and ways that SIROW may assist with evaluation, service, or research activities.  We look forward to continuing these conversations and working towards future collaborations that can improve the...

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Wed, 10/04/2017 - 11:14
SIROW, CODAC, and TPD Host a SAATURN Quarterly Meeting

SIROW in collaboration with CODAC and the Tucson Police Department hosted a Quarterly Meeting for the Southern Arizona Anti-Trafficking Unified Response Network (SAATURN) in Nogales on August 24, 2017. Attendees from Cochise, Santa Cruz and Pima Counties attended the meeting with a look towards working more closely together on law enforcement, victim services, and training and outreach. To learn more about SAATURN visit or contact Sally Stevens at SIROW...

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Thu, 08/31/2017 - 16:09
WISE Director Awarded Haury Fellowship

WISE Director, Jill Williams, receives two-year fellowship from the Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.  Dr. Williams will use the funds provided through the fellowship to complete a research project on social justice-based environmental science educational programs with Dr. Sara Tolbert from the UA College of Education.  Read the full story HERE.

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 14:07
Lunafest Film Contest Winner: Scruff

Davis, M., Korchmaros, J. D., & Sargus, T. (2017). Scruff. Produced by Monica Davis, Josephine D. Korchmaros, & Tamara Sargus, Tucson AZ.

Winner of the Lunafest Tucson, AZ local film contest.


Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:21
SIROW Researchers Participate in the InWomen Conference's 10th Anniversary Meeting

Dr. Sally Stevens, Dr. Josephine Korchmaros, and Ms. Claudia Powell furthered SIROW’s work addressing gender-based disparities in substance use and sexual risk by participating in the 10th anniversary meeting of the International Woman’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group Conference (InWomen Conference) held in Montreal, Canada on June 16. They co-chaired the conference’s discussion table on LGBTQ and Substance Use: Factors Associated with Use and Recovery. In addition, they presented...

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Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:19