Congratulations to Dr. Kathy Wright who received a couple awards in the last year

Dr. Wright serves as an assistant professor (tenure-track) at The Ohio State University College of Nursing Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management, and Complex Care. She also holds a faculty position at Ohio State’s Discovery Themes: Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Brain Injury Institute. 

Congratulations to Dr. Jacqueline Stocking on her promotion and being awarded a $15,000 grant

Dr. Stocking is an internationally recognized expert in critical care transport and quality improvement/patient safety and her research focuses on predictive modeling of adverse hospital outcomes and critical care quality improvement.

Congrats to Mariam Ba, Ph.D. on her recent publication

Mariam Ba currently works at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Nevada, Reno. Mariam does research in Molecular Biology and Cell Biology. 

Her AZ PRIDE Project has been published on 12/26/22 in the Respiratory Research Journal. 

Join us in congratulating Dr. Nancy Casanova on her promotion to Research Associate Professor! She has also co-authored the following publications for the past year:

Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Casanova who kept busy last year with four co-authored publications and was promoted to Research Associate Professor. 

WOW Halimatou Alaofe has been working hard! Check out her most recent publications

Dr. Alaofè’s research focus is on maternal, adolescent and child nutrition with a special emphasis on assessment of dietary and nutritional risk factors for malnutrition. She has expertise in mixed-method research and in their application in program development and evaluation. 

Congrats to Tsion Firew of Cohort 10 on her recent publications and grant submissions

Congrats to Tsion Firew of Cohort 10 on her recent publications and grant submissions.

Grant news from Cohort 9

Cohort 9 is on fire! 

Arthur H. Owora, MPH, PhD, Gallahue Family Professor in Child Development, Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Indiana University School of Public Health has just been awarded an R03 grant from the NIH titled "Developing a Passive Digital Marker for the Prediction of Childhood Asthma Treatment Response". Read more about he grant using the link below but a big congrats to Arthur and his team. Well deserved!

Dr. Amanda Wilson of Cohort 9 is a paper machine

Dr. Amanda Wilson of Cohort 9 has been a paper machine lately. Check out her most recent publications:

Cohort 6 participant, Karen Flórez, DrPH MPH and Dr. Mario Perez MD, MPH of Cohort 7 have been promoted!

Congratulations to Cohort 6 participant Karen Flórez, DrPH MPH on her recent promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure in the Department of Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Sciences at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy and Mario F. Perez MD, MPH on his recent promotion to Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at UCONN HEALTH

Small Research Project accepted for presentation at the Obesity Society Annual Meeting

We are very pleased to share the good news that Dr. Melisa Celaya's abstract entitled “Development of a Macronutrient Nutritional Program for Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea” has been accepted for a poster presentation at The Obesity Society Annual Meeting, to be held at ObesityWeek® , a hybrid conference happening in-person in San Diego Nov 1-4, with continued virtual access through December 31.

HRSA Funded grant for PRIDE Cohort 9 participant Dr. Francesca Duncan

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Duncan on her HRSA funded PRIME Award. 

Welcome Cohort 10!!!

We are thrilled to begin the 2022/2023 Session with 5 new fellows who are eager to start this impactful program. Please join us in welcoming our fellows and congratulating them on their acceptance into the AZ-AiRE program!

Dr. David Garcia set to received the NIMHD Early Career Investigator Award

We are so pleased to announce that Dr. David Garcia of AZ PRIDE is set to received the NIMHD Early Career Investigator Award. presented to individuals who have achieved recognition in minority health and health disparities research. Congratulations Dr. Garcia!

Promotion Alert

You heard it here first folks:

Ledric Sherman, PhD, MA, of PRIDE Cohort 5 and Assistant Professor Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University has been awarded promotion and tenure to Associate Professor with the Department of Health Behavior in the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University beginning August 2022.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sherman!!!!!

AZ-PRIDE News Updates

So much great news to share. Please join us in congratulating the many accomplishments of the AZ-PRIDE Alumni and Mentees 

Cohort 7 Participant, Alvaro Moreira to lead clinical trial for early diagnosis of lung disease in newborns

Alvaro Moreira, MD, MSc, neonatologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at UT Health San Antonio’s Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, received a $652,000 mentored career development grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). 

Dr. Amanda Wilson receives pilot grant through UCLA Southern California NIOSH Education and Research Center

Dr. Amanda Wilson of AZ_PRIDE Cohort 9 is the PI on a Pilot grant through UCLA Southern California NIOSH Education and Research Center. Working with Drs. Lynn Gerald (senior mentor) and Ashley Lowe (Co-PI) on a project involving inventorying barriers to COVID-19 intervention implementation for elementary school teachers. Title: Inventorying barriers to COVID-19 intervention implementation and risk perceptions among elementary school teachers. 

The winner of the 2019 Barbara A. Hess Research and Education Award is Jacqueline C. Stocking

The winner of the 2019 Barbara A. Hess Research and Education Award is Jacqueline C. Stocking, PhD, MBA, MSN, NEA-BC, CMTE, CEN, CFRN, FP-C, CCP-C, RN, NREMT-P of University of California Davis Health, and Air Medical Journal!