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SIROW Represented at YWCA's 30th Annual Women's Leadership Conference

SIROW Researchers Tamara Sargus, Allison Dumka, Monica Davis, and Courtney Waters attended the YWCA’s 30th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Friday, October 19th at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort. The event’s theme of Bold Leadership was laced throughout the day with group and individual activities, three keynote speakers, a panel of community leaders, 14 workshop sessions, and a variety of community exhibitors. The keynote speakers included YWCA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo,...

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Tue, 12/04/2018 - 08:45
SIROW Researcher Selected for Tucson Public Voices Fellowship

Congratulations to SIROW’s Claudia Powell for being selected as an OpEd Project: Tucson Public Voices Fellow. The OpEd Project is a partnership between The University of Arizona, the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona and The OpEd Project.  This intense year-long fellowship provides a unique professional and leadership development opportunity the goal is to increase the influence of women and minority thought leaders, changing who narrates our world through contributions to key...

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Fri, 11/30/2018 - 08:58
U-MATTER – A New Project to Address the Opioid Epidemic

The U-MATTER (Unified Medication Assisted Treatment Targeted Engagement Response) project is a coordinated effort of Pima County, Tucson Police Department, CODAC Health, Recovery, and Wellness, Inc., and SIROW. This innovative project is focused on identifying, engaging, and retaining individuals with opioid use disorder in comprehensive medication assisted treatment and recovery support services and facilitating these individuals’ long-term recovery.

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Tue, 11/20/2018 - 08:48
SIROW/WOSAC Travel Awards

Congratulations to this year's SIROW/WOSAC travel awardees:


Stephanie Murphy, who presented on “Tech Security, Racial Capitalism, and Feminist Fugitivity” at the 2018 National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA.


Claudia Powell, who attended the Ending Gender Inequalities Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, and presented three posters titled: “When there is no escape: An examination of the tragic circumstances, societal norms, and...

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Tue, 11/20/2018 - 08:42
Have you seen these thought provoking ads around Tucson?

The Bridges to Wellness (B-Well) project teamed up with the Pima County Prevention Coalition (CPC) to design and fund advertisement that promote communication around substance use and sexual risk taking. On September 14, 2018, members from the CPC’s Media Marketing Outreach Support Subcommittee met with B-Well staff and a B-Well youth participant to collaboratively design two bus bench ads that promote the prevention of substance use and sexual risk taking. Two of the hashtags included are...

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Mon, 10/29/2018 - 10:33
New Funding for the National Association for Mental Illness-Southern Arizona

Congratulations to the National Association for Mental Illness-Southern Arizona (NAMI-SA), the University of Arizona’s Family and Community Medicine and SIROW for being funded by the Lovell Foundation to implement the Arizona Youth Mental Health Stigma Reduction Initiative. If you are interested in learning more about the initiative and/or joining the Arizona Youth Mental Health Alliance, please email your contact information to

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:47
WISE Collaborations

SIROW's WISE program is excited to be collaborating with faculty, staff, and students from across campus to launch a new initiative called the Women in STEM Student Council (WiSSC).  This initiative is funded by the UA Office of the Provost and will provide a centralized, student-directed structure to support activities aimed at fostering the entry, retention, and success of women in STEM fields across campus.  

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:46
SIROW Presentations at International Conference

Multiple SIROW researchers will be presenting their work at The International Conference on Aging in the Americas, September 18-20, 2018 at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa, Tucson, AZ (


Corrie Brinley, Jo Korchmaros, & Rosi Andrade will present on No children, no housing: Consideration of health consequences for Latina and Hispanic women experiencing housing instability without children.


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Fri, 09/14/2018 - 13:46
SIROW in AZ Daily Star

SIROW research in the area of homelessness is mentioned in an AZ Daily Star article featuring its collaboration with Sister José Women’s Center (SJWC) to develop the CREATE program, an innovative program supporting women’s pathways out of homelessness. CREATE is funded by a private donor and a 2-year Agnese Nelms Haury seed grant awarded to partners SIROW (Rosi Andrade) and SJWC (Jean Fedigan and Penny Buckley). SIROW researcher Claudia Powell’s work with the Tucson Pima Collaboration to End...

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Fri, 09/14/2018 - 13:44
Congratulations to SIROW’s Stephanie Murphy!

Stephanie is now Dr. Stephanie Murphy. This August, she earned her PhD from the UA Gender and Women’s Studies program after completing her dissertation titled, "Strong in Body, Clean in Mind, Lofty in Ideals": Athletic Ability in Early Twentieth Century US Women's Basketball which explores the relationship between US women's athletics and racialized gender during the late Progressive Era and interwar years. For more information about this project, feel free to contact her...

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Tue, 09/04/2018 - 08:20