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All of Us UArizona-Banner News & Events

December 14, 2022

Martinez Joins All of Us UArizona-Banner as Executive Director

The All of Us Research Program University of Arizona-Banner Health on Nov. 14 welcomed LeeAnn Martinez as its executive director to oversee operational management and serve as the program’s National Institutes of Health liaison in Arizona and Colorado.

September/October, 2022

Carbajal Named All of Us Arizona Health Champion

To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, the All of Us Research Program University of Arizona-Banner Health honors Berta Carbajal, co-founder and manager of the Helping Other Promotores Excel (HOPE) Network and Arizona State University research specialist, as the September/October Arizona Health Champion award winner.

September 21, 2022

Your Abuelita Was Right Webinar

“Mija, put on vaporub." You hear it all the time. Your nose starts running and your abuela yells at you to go grab the bottle of vaporub. But does it actually work? Join us as we explore the science behind vaporub, manzanilla tea, aloe vera, and more of your abuela’s tried and true remedies. Then, learn how the All of Us Research Program is working to discover more about Hispanic/Latino health and how you can contribute to a healthier future for all of us. 

August 31, 2022

Parthasarathy Named All of Us Arizona Health Champion for August

The All of Us Research Program University of Arizona-Banner Health is honoring Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, as the August Arizona Health Champion. All of Us UArizona-Banner created the Arizona Health Champion award series to recognize health professionals, educators, community partners and researchers who are dedicated to increasing the quality of health care, access and research, especially in underserved communities.

July 26, 2022

Ruiz Named All of Us Arizona Health Champion for Work With Hispanic/Latino Youth

The All of Us Research Program University of Arizona-Banner Health is honoring Jesus “Chucho” Ruiz Vai Sevoi - Eudeve (Opata) Tlamanalcah, a community leader specializing in youth engagement, as the July Arizona Health Champion award winner. Ruiz’s commitment to social justice and dedication to increasing mental health awareness through community partners like Chicanos Por La Causa is vital to developing future generations in underserved communities. Ruiz works to educate and increase engagement among young men through the Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse and through programs such as “La Cultura Cura” and “A Call to Men’s Live Respect Coaching Healthy Manhood.”

June 30, 2022

All of Us Pride365

All of Us UArizona-Banner has partnered with local community organizations to bring Arizona a series of community-centered events promoting inclusion in health research and celebrating YOU. Every event is free, hosted in-person, and open to anyone who would like to attend – we'd love to meet you!

June 27, 2022

Thomason named All of Us Arizona Health Champion

The All of Us Research Program University of Arizona-Banner Health is pleased to honor Jimmy Thomason, executive director of Aunt Rita's Foundation, as the June Arizona Health Champion award winner. All of Us UArizona-Banner created the Arizona Health Champion award series to recognize health professionals, educators, community partners and researchers who are dedicated to increasing the quality of health care and research, especially in communities that are traditionally underrepresented in health research.

June 15, 2022

Myths, Stigmas, and Barriers in LGBTQ+ Health Webinar

Misinformation about LGBTQ+ health issues contributes to biases against the community, creates confusion over important health questions, and can even prevent some from seeking health care when needed. The more we know about our health, the more empowered we can become to make informed health decisions that affect us daily. Join us as we confront, dispel, and correct common LGBTQ+ health myths and discuss what everyone can do to help eradicate barriers to inclusive medical treatment and ensure representation in health research for all.

June 8, 2022

Moreno to Lead All of Us Research Program University of Arizona-Banner Health

The All of Us Research Program University of Arizona-Banner Health appointed Francisco Moreno, MD, to lead the program as contact principal investigator, effective May 23... As contact principal investigator, Dr. Moreno will direct the program’s vision and operations in Arizona and Colorado as the primary liaison between the UArizona-Banner team and the National Institutes of Health.

June 6, 2022

David W. Coon named All of Us Arizona Health Champion for his work in research and health care for older adults

The May Arizona Health Champion recipient, David W. Coon, PhD, is the director of the Center for Innovation in Healthy & Resilient Aging at Arizona State University and co-lead of Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement for Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Coon leads research projects including development of novel interventions for culturally diverse older adults with chronic disease such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, cancer, HIV, and later onset depression. “Through our work, we continue to learn better ways to alleviate stress and distress and conduct effective care planning for these individuals and their families,” says Coon. 

May 20, 2022

All of Us Research Program Releases 100,000 Whole Genome Sequences to Support Research Into Hundreds of Diseases

The All of Us Research Program has made nearly 100,000 highly diverse whole genome sequences available to researchers. About 50% of the genomes are from individuals who identify with racial or ethnic groups that historically have been underrepresented in research.

March 22, 2022

50k Strong Arizona

To celebrate All of Us UArizona-Banner reaching the milestone of 50,000 participants and highlight the importance of health research, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has proclaimed March "Arizonans in Health Research Month." Arizona is leading the nation in enrollments for the All of Us Research Program, an initiative from the National Institutes of Health to build the largest and most diverse database of its kind so researchers can study how factors such as genetics, environment and lifestyle impact health. Over 50,000 Arizonans – your friends, neighbors, community leaders, health workers and more – have shared their health data to help improve health for future generations. 

February 28, 2022

Dr. Michele Halyard named All of Us Arizona Health Champion for her work on cancer education initiatives in the African American community

The All of Us Research Program University of Arizona-Banner Health created the Arizona Health Champion award series to recognize health professionals, educators, community partners and researchers who are dedicated to increasing diversity and accessibility in health care. An initiative of the National Institutes of Health, the All of Us Research Program, led by University of Arizona and Banner Health in Arizona and Colorado, aims to build the largest and most diverse database of health information of its kind to improve health for future generations.

February 23, 2022

Heart Health in the African American Community Webinar | In Partnership With The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc.-Zeta Theta Chapter Phoenix, AZ

A person’s individual health depends on a variety of circumstances, including genetic background, personal habits, and environmental factors outside of a person’s control. In this webinar, we will explore how health disparities disproportionately affect the African American community and contribute to heart conditions, COVID-19 prevalence, and more. Learn how health research that includes everyone may help us understand more about African American health, and ask our experts questions during our live Q&A. 

February 16, 2022

Increasing Diversity in Research to Address Health Disparities in Arizona’s African American Communities

The All of Us Research Program University of Arizona-Banner Health is creating one of the most diverse databases of health information, which will allow researchers to better understand and address health disparities in underrepresented populations.

February 4, 2022

Dr. Karen Lutrick receives All of Us Arizona Health Champion award for her work to further research on COVID-19 and vaccine effectiveness

This pandemic has brought to the forefront of the public’s consciousness the vital role Arizona’s health workers and researchers play in keeping our community safe and healthy. All of Us Research Program University of Arizona-Banner Health created the “Arizona Health Champion” award series to honor the work of these health care heroes.

November 17, 2021

Represent: LGBTQ+ Health Matters Webinar

All LGBTQ+ Americans deserve to be seen, heard, and understood— especially when it comes to medical research. Join us for a virtual discussion exploring how the lack of LGBTQ+ representation impacts overall health. We will discuss the consequences that this lack of research has on physical and mental health, provide useful talking points to discuss with your healthcare provider, and share how you can help make a difference for your own health, and the future health of the entire LGBTQ+ community, through medical research that includes everyone.

October 20, 2021

Breast Cancer & African American Women Webinar

We are teaming up with local health experts to discuss how breast cancer affects the African American community. Learn how disparities in healthcare treatment and outcomes impact overall quality of life for the women affected, and how mental health interventions during the treatment process play a part. Ask our two cancer experts your questions during our Q&A, and find out how you can participate in a health research program to help shape the future of health care.

October 13, 2021

All of Us Research Program is Building the Largest, Most Diverse Research Program of its Kind

Medical research hasn’t always been inclusive, but the All of Us Research Program is changing that. A person’s experiences, genetics and environment all affect their health, but many minority racial and ethnic groups historically have been left out of research. As a result, researchers know less about their overall health and the effectiveness of medical interventions and treatments. 

October 13, 2021

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by Representing Arizona's Hispanic/Latino Community in Health Research

Health discoveries often come from research. Diversity in research comes from you. Some communities are left out when research is reserved for selective groups, which is why it is important for all groups, including Arizona’s Hispanic/Latino community, to be involved.

October 10, 2021

Tú puedes ayudar a tu comunidad brindando información sobre tu salud
La Estrella de Tucsón

"Los descubrimientos en salud a menudo provienen de la investigación. La diversidad en la investigación proviene de usted. No todo el mundo se beneficia del nuevo conocimiento obtenido cuando la investigación se reserva para grupos selectivos, por lo que es importante que todos los grupos, incluida la comunidad hispana y latina de Arizona, participen en la investigación."

September 29, 2021

Heart Healthy Arizona Webinar

Join a panel of health experts for a one-hour virtual discussion that will explore how our habits and lifestyle may impact heart health. Learn how health disparities, gender, sleep habits, and nutrition all play a part, and how health research that considers all of these factors may help researchers understand more about why people get sick or stay healthy.

July 16, 2021

National 'All of Us' COVID-19 genetics study happening at Banner-UMC

"A national study that focuses on how diseases affect us based on our own genetics is helping healthcare professionals learn more about COVID-19."

July 12, 2021

Arizonans Helping Researchers Better Understand COVID-19

A new antibody testing study examining samples originally collected through the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program found evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections in five states earlier than initially reported.

July 9, 2021

All of Us, una organización que hace visible la diversidad
La Estrella de Tucsón

"Las desigualdades en la investigación de la salud pueden conducir a resultados de salud deficientes para la comunidad LGBTQ+. La inclusión es parte de la solución. Uno de los valores fundamentales del programa de investigación All of Us es que los participantes reflejan la rica diversidad de Estados Unidos."

June 30, 2021

COVID-19, Mental Health, Minorities, and the All of Us Research Program
Arizona Daily Star

"Minority mental health is a serious concern that needs more research. To make that research possible, we need to include all communities. That’s why All of Us seeks to reflect the diversity of the United States in terms of geography, race, ethnicity, health status, and more."

June 29, 2021

COVID-19 and Its Effects on African American Women

Join Dr. Allen and the women of the Delta Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for a one-hour, virtual discussion that will explore how health disparities grew during COVID-19 for communities of color, and how medical research with a diverse group of participants may help scientists understand why.

May 6, 2021

Dr. Tomas Nuño named All of Us Research Program Co-Investigator

All of Us Research Program UArizona-Banner is excited to welcome Tomas Nuño, PhD as the newest co-investigator for the program.

January 14, 2021

Charlas de Salud with Mary Rabago: COVID-19, Antibodies, and All of Us

Featuring Featuring Dr. Francisco Moreno, Co-Investigator, and Diana Thiessen, Clinical Coordinator of the All of Us UArizona-Banner.

December 17, 2020

Charlas de Salud with Mary Rabago: Mi Participante Experience

Featuring All of Us UArizona-Banner participant Lorena Verduga.

December 8, 2021

Facebook Live Event: All of Us Research Program and COVID-19

Featuring All of Us UArizona-Banner Engagement Coordinators Iliana Gomez Brauer & Maria Garcia-Flores.

December 3, 2020

Charlas de Salud with Mary Rabago: La Diabetes en Nuestra Comunidad

Featuring All of Us UArizona-Banner Co-Investigator Dr. Ricardo Correa.

December 1, 2020

All of Us Diversity in Research Leads to Precision in Medicine
UArizona Health Sciences: Health Sciences Connect

"Analyzing genes and other variables can match patients to effective treatments. But the data must be representative of the entire population."