Psych Matters Blog
Building Bridges, Healing Minds
While the Department strives to be an inclusive community of healers and educators, we have not fully achieved our goal of effectively engaging with the unique communities of Southern Arizona that also provide physical and behavioral health and wellness programming, in particular tribal nations, agencies, and rural college campuses serving primarily Hispanic communities, groups who have historically been excluded from many university-led initiatives.
Diversity Corner: May & June
May is truly a packed month, with many different themes of celebration! In June, we celebrate Juneteenth.
Center to Stream Healthcare in Place Annual Conference
On April 3, 2023, Psychiatry Research Assistant Emily Allerton had the honor of contributing to the C2SHiP (Center to Stream Healthcare in Place) annual conference on Government-Industry-University-Foundation Partnerships to Advance Digital Health Care Systems, Convergence Science, and Healthy Equity. Dr. John Paul SanGiovanni (C2SHiP, BIO5) hosted the event at The University of Arizona Washington, D.C. Center for Outreach and Collaboration. The conference featured experts from The National Academy of Medicine, the National Science Foundation, The World Bank, The Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, embassies of Italy and Israel, private sector companies such as Briya, foundations, and universities.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
This April marks the 22nd anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), though advocating for victims and creating awareness of this violence goes back decades.
"Imagine you are walking in a forest with the task of creating a new path that no one has ever walked before. The first walk will be challenging - you may encounter obstacles, find yourself unsure of which way to go, or feel as though you’re not making any progress. However, as your path is walked repeatedly, your route becomes clearer, and the journey requires much less effort. "