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.


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
First International Meeting on Best Practices on Inclusion and Nondiscrimination in Hermosillo Sonora Mexico

SIROW’s Monica Davis, along with Dr. Elise Lopez, Director of the UA Consortium on Gender-Based Violence, and Dr. Luis Coronado Guel, Director of SBS Mexico Initiatives, attended the First International Meeting on Best Practices on Inclusion and Nondiscrimination in Hermosillo Sonora Mexico.  The Meeting, which took place March 2-5, 2020, focused on promoting, protecting and guaranteeing inclusion and nondiscrimination at the university and community level for people with disabilities....

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Mon, 03/09/2020 - 16:14
SIROW in the News! The U-Matter Project

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Please contact Jo Korchmaros (jkorch@email....

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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 13:13
Upcoming Event: The Commission on the Status of Women Presents:Organizational Core Values and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 14:25
SIROW Annual Community News

Thank you for being a part of the SIROW family. We are happy to share our recent accomplishments and other news in our Annual Community Newsletter.



Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:10
SIROW at the the Coalition for Juvenile Justice 2019 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference

On November 20, 2019, SIROW's Dominique Cruz, Tamara Sargus, and Sally Stevens along with January Contreras from Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (ALWAYS) presented at the Coalition for Juvenile Justice 2019 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference. Often times juvenile justice involvement can result in barriers for youth that follow them into adulthood. This workshop focused on burdens placed on youth and families specific to fines/fees and record expungement and well as promising...

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Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:31
WISE and WiSSC Staff Present at Women's Leadership Symposium

Staff from WISE and WiSSC (the Women in STEM Student Council) presented at the 2019 Advancing Women in Leadership Symposium hosted by the UA Commission on the Status on Women on November 4.  Research shows that mentorship can be crucial for supporting the persistence and success of women in STEM, but it's much more difficult to find practical information on the human and fiscal resources and strategies needed to get these types of programs off the ground and make them successful. WISE and...

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Mon, 11/04/2019 - 15:42