The diversity-and-inclusion efforts of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center were featured on the Arizona Public Media (AZPM) show, Arizona Week. The program airs on PBS 6 on Fridays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. The program featuring AHSC diversity and inclusion efforts can viewed online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFX5jE_sn98
Arizona Week producer and host, Lorraine Rivera, interviews Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, MD, UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, as he explains the efforts AHSC has taken to train and mentor students via a variety of diversity-and-inclusion programs, specifically created to positively impact health care. With a population that is 35-percent Latino and Native American, Arizona suffers from serious health disparities and access to quality care, made even more severe by the lack of diversity in the biomedical and health-care workforce.
The program features interviews with the following students and alumni:
• Malini Chauhan, a UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2019 medical student and an alumnus of the FRONTERA program.
• Yaeran Hernández, a current BLAISER program student, recruited from Northern Arizona University.
• Sylvestor Moses, PhD, a member of the San Carlos Apache tribe and a UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2019 student and a P-MAP and Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance alumnus.
• Carlos R. Gonzales, MD, FAAFP, associate professor Family and Community Medicine, assistant dean for medical student education, adviser for Traditional Indian and Western Medicine Collaboration and a Med-Start and Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance alumnus.
Each Friday, “Arizona Week” explores in-depth the top statewide news stories, through interviews with newsmakers, public policy experts, analysts and real people. Produced and hosted by Lorraine Rivera, this weekly public affairs program focuses on the topics of greatest importance to Arizonans. Its mission is to bring perspective, depth and understanding of the issues to our audience.