Outreach Highlights

SWEHSC Summer 2020 Recap Newsletter

This summer, the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center Community Engagement Core had our most eventful summer yet! We enjoyed and learned so much working with students, staff, researchers, and community partners to make our summer programs successful in a virtual setting.

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Marti Lindsey, PhD, honored as Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year

News Release Date: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) announced that MARTI LINDSEY, PHD, community engagement director for the SOUTHWEST ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and founder and co-director of the KEYS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT INTERNSHIP program at the UA BIO5 INSTITUTE, will be honored as the Michael A. Cusanovich Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year at the AZBio Awards on Oct. 2, 2019. 
“Learning opportunities are all around us,” stated Joan Koerber-Walker, president and CEO of AZBio. “Many of these opportunities are thanks to dedicated educators who work to make them engaging, enlightening and memorable. They help us understand the world we live in today and provide tools we can use to shape our tomorrows. Dr. Marti Lindsey is a great example of an educator who is making a difference here in Arizona and across the Southwest region.” 

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Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice awards challenge grant to A Student’s Journey

News Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Student’s Journey: From Tribal College to University is a partnership between University of Arizona (UA) Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC) and the Tohono O’Odham Community College (TOCC). The co-leads on the project are Marti Lindsey (UA) and Daniel Sestiaga (TOCC). The program team intends to increase the number of TOCC students entering the UA by systematically developing and testing an assistance model to support Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC) students to transfer to a university. This project will also connect and coordinate with other efforts at UA to improve the university’s work on Native American student recruitment and retention as prioritized in the university’s new strategic plan.

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Bi
-Directional Partnership Development and
Maintenance
:
The CEC conducts most of its
initiatives using a
Bi
-Directional Partnership
Paradigm (Figure 2) for identifyi
ng and establishing
collaborations. For each relationship, the CEC:
1)
Ideies potential partners
2)
Forms
a
clear rationale based on answers to
essential questions;
a)
Why is the SWEHSC CEC needed for
the
collaboration?
b)
How will the CEC assist with the project?
c) How will this partnership promote the
mission of the SWEHSC?
d)
How will this partnership build community
capacity for addressing EH challenges?
3)
Recruits appropriate expertise from SWEHSC
investigators and/or student researchers.
4)
Shares knowledge and chooses a mutually
agreeable EH topic focus.
5)
Creates or adapts engagement methods,
materials, and resources. All CEC-produced
materials are submitted to the PEPH Resource
Center

 

southwestern tribe of arizona

Investigators from the University of Arizona Superfund Research Project (UA SRP) and the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC) are partnering with an Arizona Tribe to develop an Air Quality and Asthma Project.  

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UNIV. OF ARIZONA HONORS NATIVE NATIONS WITH FLAG DEDICATION

On Nov 12th 2020, a new exhibit in the Arizona BookStore at the Student Union Memorial Center willl now feature the flags of Arizona's 22 Native Nations. The display, unveiled on Native American Heritage Month, honors the cultures, customs and continuing contributions of the state's sovereign tribal nations.

Click here to rewatch the event. 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN TRIBAL COMMUNITIES

Consists of outreach events to engage tribal communities in Arizona through hands on methods, as well as solutions and approaches of how to address the impact of environmental issues on human health.

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NIEHS: BLENDING SCIENCE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 

Addressing local environmental concerns of local concern with the CEC to improve people's ability to make their own decisions, and those on behalf of friends and family, highlighted in the niehs environmental factor, July 2017.

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StEPS 2 STEM

Pima County announces that ten high school students participated in science career activities. The students were from Sunnyside High School, Pueblo High School, Tucson Magnet High School, and Sahuarita High School. They gave presentations on their research experiences in labs across the University of Arizona campus July 14 as part of a "Steps 2 Stem" Program. 

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