Fireside Chat: The John Merck Fund’s Ruth Hennig on Environment and Health in the Trump Administration

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March 24, 2017 :00am

What do you think the 2016 US Presidential election results mean for environmental health over the coming four years? What might be the impact on research funding and priorities? Chemical regulation? Children’s health? Community health?

SWEHSC Outreach Projects Recognized in Poster Competitions

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April 15, 2016 :00am

Ben Richmond, Outreach Coordinator, and Saige Williams, Outreach Intern, are currently working in conjunction with Tucson Water and the City of Tucson on a risk communication project called "Water Talks." Together, they are striving to create effective communication models and outreach tools that will engage, educate, and inform the public about perceptions of risk and drinking water quality. To date, they have presented their research at two different water research conferences in Arizona:

UA Researchers to Study Environmental Effects on Navajo Lands a Year After Gold King Mine Spill

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March 24, 2016 :00am

(UA College of Public Health) -- The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and UA Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science received a $434,000 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to investigate the effects of the Gold King Mine spill on Navajo lands.

Environmental Factor: September 2014 - Highlights the KEYS HS student Internship Program

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September 2, 2014 :00am

Arizona internship program marks ninth year

With funding from NIEHS and other sources, this summer the University of Arizona (UA) gave 45 more high school interns an intensive 7-week enrichment experience in science. To read more ...

SWEHSC Training the Next Generation of STEM Specialists

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July 21, 2014 :00am

This summer, 45 high school students from Tucson, Tuba City, Scottsdale, Phoenix and Nogales took part in an innovative University of Arizona program called KEYS – Keep Engaging Youth in Science. During the seven-week immersion program, the students served as interns alongside faculty members, postdoctoral students and graduate students in various UA laboratories. Read more

SWEHSC Prepares High School Students for Research


Contributing to scientific knowledge is  the motive behind Keep Engaging Youth in Science, or KEYS, a University of Arizona internship program engaging high school students in ongoing biomedical research in University laboratories. Now in its seventh year, the KEYS program's seven-week summer internship has served 140 high school students from across Arizona.

Haboob, hail and landspout hammer Southern Arizona

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July 2, 2012 :00am

A fierce spring storm brought rain, hail, and a haboob to southern Arizona.  Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a Dust Storm Warning for Tucson, Green Valley, Marana and Vail as visibilty was reduced to nearly zero at times. For more read

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