Diversity and Inclusion News

Four UA students share their stories of being accepted into the UA Health Sciences Pathways Programs. The Phoenix- and Tucson-based programs have successfully changed the diversity of the UA Colleges of Medicine and ultimately will impact the diversity of the medical workforce.
Arizona high school girls learned hands-on from UAHS women surgeons how engineers and orthopaedic surgeons work together to develop safe and effective implants to repair broken bones, torn ligaments and worn-out joints, to inspire careers in STEM and medicine.
Native Americans are more likely to abstain from alcohol than whites, and heavy drinking and binge drinking rates are about the same for both groups.
Open to UA students, faculty, Native American communities and the public, the Winter Institute, Feb. 17-20, partners with American Indian communities to address health-care challenges such as access to health care in rural areas, poverty and low educational attainment.
UA College of Medicine – Tucson students launch Diversity Month in January to raise awareness of its importance in health care.
Increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of the health-care workforce has been identified as a key factor to addressing health disparities and ensuring the adequate provision of culturally competent care to our nation’s growing minority communities.

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