Since the first cord blood transfusion was performed in 1988, doctors have performed more than 40,000 cord blood transplants worldwide to treat more than 80 life-threatening illnesses, including leukemia, lymphoma, blood cancers and sickle cell disease. Despite the need, about 96 percent of cord blood is discarded from the nearly four million births in the United States each… Read more
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Dr. Nicolette Teufel-Shone, associate director of the Northern Arizona University Center for Health Equity Research, was recently appointed as an editorial board member of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, an open access peer-reviewed scientific journal. The journal publishes articles and communications in environmental health sciences and public health.
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) recently featured Dr. Heather Williamson, CHER faculty and assistant professor for the Department of Occupational Therapy, and her work as the main story in their November newsletter. The… Read more
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Congratulations to Carly Camplain, a doctoral student in interdisciplinary health in the Department of Health Sciences, who was recently appointed as a student representative to the board of directors for the Arizona Public Health Association (AZPHA) Camplain is also a program coordinator for the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER), and her doctoral work has an emphasis in health equity. She also… Read more
Our congratulations to Travis Pinn who was awarded a Presidential Fellowship for the 2019-20 year by the Northern Arizona University Graduate College. Pinn is doctoral student for the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) with advisor Dr. Ricky Camplain.
“I am interested in aligning my research goals with CHER and others in the community, who work with incarcerated women,” Pinn said.
The Fellowship award includes a supplemental stipend of $8,000,… Read more