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SIROW is pleased to announce our work examining the impact of the Community School Garden Program

SIROW’s Dr. Josephine Korchmaros and Ms. Katie Haverly are working with the Community School Garden Program led by Dr. Sallie Marston from the University of Arizona’s School of Geography & Development to examine the impact of their program on K-12th grade students, their teachers, and the UA student interns working with the K-12 students. To this end, SIROW and the Community School Garden Program are utilizing a mixed method (qualitative and quantitative) evaluation design to examine...

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Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:10
SIROW is pleased to announce our new project: The Seven Challenges-Adult Treatment Effectiveness Study

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...

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Mon, 02/13/2017 - 15:14
SIROW's Libby Valdez lectures on youth substance use to UA public health students

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...

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Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:40
SIROW Featured in UA News, Bringing Attention to Human Trafficking in Tucson and Southern Arizona

SIROW's 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, and prosecute perpetrators...

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Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:18
Arizona Daily Star highlights SIROW's research on women's employment in the transportation industry

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 HERE​.


Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:29
New SIROW Publication

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.


Thu, 12/22/2016 - 08:37
MAP Dashboard project

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...

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Mon, 11/28/2016 - 13:33
Dr. Korchmaros Presents and Publishes Project Findings

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 Journal of...

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Mon, 11/14/2016 - 09:49
SIROW is pleased to announce our new collaboration with Dr. Brian Mayer and the Poverty in Tucson Field Workshop

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...

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Fri, 10/21/2016 - 12:45
SIROW is pleased to announce our new project: Examination of the Effectiveness of The Seven Challenges for Adults

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...

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Mon, 07/25/2016 - 11:32

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