Heather J. Williamson, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER), senior program coordinator Carmenlita Chief, program coordinator Dulce Jimenez, master of public health student Andria Begay, senior program coordinator Mark Remiker, senior program coordinator Alexandra Samarron, Samantha Sabo, associate professor for the Department of Health Sciences and CHER, Nicolette Teufel-Shone, associate director of CHER and a professor in the Department of Health Sciences, and Trudie F. Milner, administrative director of the Yuma Regional Medical Center, Shevaun Sullivan, director of group home relations at OCJ Kids, and Emma Torres, executive director of Campesinos Sin Fronteras, co-authored the article titled “Voices of Community Partners: Perspectives Gained from Conversations of Community-Based Participatory Research Experiences,” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health on July 21. The article captures lessons learned from the community partners’ insight gained through their experiences with community-based participatory research in their work for the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative.
The cover story of Inside JEB features “Pygmy mice whistle for the audience,” which is about a study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Assistant professor of biological sciences Bret Pasch co-authored the study titled, “Pygmy mouse songs reveal anatomical innovations underlying acoustic signal elaboration in rodents.” The study investigates the foundation of vocal production in pygmy mice.
Associate professor of anthropology Lisa Hardy, librarian Amy Hughes, professor of health sciences Priscilla Sanderson, retired assistant professor of health sciences Cruz Begay, doctoral student in international affairs Candi Corrales and staff member with the Center for Health Equity Research Travis Pinn co-authored the article titled, “Building a Narrative of Equity: Weaving Indigenous Approaches into Community-Engaged Research” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The article analyzes global injustices and demonstrates principles for effective health research and social justice work that builds on community-engaged approaches by weaving critical Indigenous approaches into structural project designs.
Associate professor of astronomy and planetary sciences Josh Emery co-authored the article titled, “Evidence for ammonia-bearing species on the Uranian satellite Ariel supports recent geologic activity.” The article investigated whether ammonia-rich constituents are present on the surface of the Uranian moon Ariel by analyzing 32 near-infrared reflectance spectra.
Mark Loeffler, associate professor of astronomy and planetary sciences, and graduate student Patrick Tribbett were lead authors on an article titled, “A possible explanation for the presence of crystalline H2O-ice on Kuiper Belt objects” published in Icarus. The article studies the amorphization of crystalline H2O-ice induced by energetic electrons as a function of energy and temperature.