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SIROW staff are hard at working making change – Project CHANGE, that is.

Project CHANGE (Career, Harassment, And Nontraditional Gender Education) aims to increase gender nontraditional recruitment and retention in Arizona secondary CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs, and promote healthy and safe learning environments in Arizona schools. Career and Technical Education programs prepare students for the workforce at no cost to them, and these programs include Bioscience... Read more

Post date: Wed, 06/15/2016 - 14:07

Dr. Josephine Korchmaros and colleagues working on the Medication Adherence, Health Literacy, and Cultural Beliefs (RxHL) Study lead by Dr. Susan Shaw from the UA’s Department of Anthropology recently presented project findings.

They presented on (1) Public Insurance Cost Control and Medication Adherence at a Massachusetts Clinic at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada (April, 2016); and (2) Medication Adherence, Health Literacy, and... Read more

Post date: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 14:10

Drs. Josephine Korchmaros and Kristen Hedges (current and former researchers at the University of Arizona’ Southwest Institute for Research on Women, respectively) published their new article on Pubertal Timing and Substance Abuse Treatment Outcomes: An Analysis of Early Menarche on Substance Use Patterns in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse.

To view the article, click HERE. ... Read more

Post date: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 14:04

PIMA COUNTY HOMELESS POPULATION DECREASING

The number of homeless people in Pima County continues to decline, according to the 2016 Homeless Street Count. The count, released by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and the Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness (TPCH), included those living in unsheltered situations (381) and those in temporary housing or other emergency shelters (1,384). This year’s total of 1,765 homeless is down about 600 people from 2012. The count helps... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 16:45

SIROW staff Alison Greene, Katie Haverly, and Sally Stevens traveled to Baltimore, MD for the annual Society for Research on Adolescence Conference (SRA) on March 30, 2016. Established in the winter of 1984, the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) is a rapidly growing, dynamic society focused on the theoretical, empirical, and policy research issues of adolescence... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 16:20

The Women in Science and Engineering Program was recently awarded $1500 from the UA Commission on the Status of Women to expand the STEM Pipeline Mentorship Program during the 2016-17 academic year. 

Launched in 2015, the Pipeline Mentorship Program supports the entry and success of young women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math by providing structured networking and professional development opportunities.  Program participants ... Read more

Post date: Mon, 05/23/2016 - 13:49

You can watch the amazing short video about this great program at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDSJ47AmANo#action=share

Background Information:
The Schoolyard Biodiversity Inventories Program is a collaboration between WISE, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the National Park Service, the UA Community and School Garden Program and schools throughout the Tucson Unified School District. This program aims... Read more

Post date: Thu, 05/19/2016 - 09:57

Recent Presentations on Findings of SIROW’s National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures

Members of SIROW’s research team working on the National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures were invited to present project findings at... Read more

Post date: Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:35

Presentations authored by a SIROW Researcher and Colleagues

Dr. Josephine Korchmaros and colleagues working on the Medication Adherence, Health Literacy, and Cultural Beliefs (RxHL) Study lead by Dr. Susan Shaw from the UA’s Department of Anthropology have been busy presenting project findings. Since the project start they have presented on (1) Medication Adherence, Health Literacy and Cultural Health Beliefs in a Massachusetts Community Health Center... Read more

Post date: Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:33

The Volunteer Telephone Continuing Care (VTCC) project would like to congratulate a recent VTCC participant on his acceptance into the Tucson Job Corps program. This participant set a personal goal to enter into the Job Corps program and through his hard work and dedication, this goal was attained and he is enjoying the program. The VTCC project staff greatly appreciate this participant’s involvement in our project and we are thrilled to learn of his impressive accomplishments.

For... Read more

Post date: Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:47

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