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#WEARBLUEDAY Bringing Awareness to our Community

January 11 was designated as #WEARBLUEDAY by the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign.  In support of these efforts, and in collaboration with SIROW’s work with the Southern Arizona Anti-Trafficking Unified Response Network (SAATURN), several SIROW staff joined the campaign to bring awareness to our community.  These images feature Dr. Sally Stevens and Dr. Candace Black, Evaluators for SAATURN; Candace Black and Allison Dumka; and SIROW’s Spectrum team.  Be sure to check out all...

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Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:16
SIROW Research Affiliate presents at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

Libby Valdez, a research affiliate with SIROW, presented two posters at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA on Nov. 4-8th. Both posters presented process findings from the Mujer Saludable project, a bintational Community Based Participatory Research project to address reproductive health needs, including teen pregnancy, in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The poster titled "A Community Based Participatory Research-based binational collaboration to address...

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Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:30
Dr. Sally Stevens Receives 2017 Diversity Leadership Award

Dr. Sally Stevens received the 2017 Diversity Leadership Award from the Women in Transportation Seminar -Tucson Chapter. Dr. Stevens accepted this award noting the excellent efforts of the SIROW team conducting research in the area of women in transportation workforce.

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:40
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