Learn more about CHER and SHERC’s response to COVID-19 in our latest newsletter:
Research Infrastructure Core (RIC) of the Southwest Heath Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) recently restructured and created a technical assistance group focused in four areas:
- assisting researchers with project design and statistical assistance
- creating a training program inside Northern Arizona University
- offering external training for investigators and multidisciplinary groups
- developing an assistance with collaboration between institutions
RIC core faculty and staff have a broad range of… Read more
Only one percent of substance abuse treatment facilities in the US allow parents in treatment to keep custody of their children, despite research that proves successful recovery hinges on holding families together.
To address the issue in Flagstaff,… Read more
For people with diabetes and other diseases, timely wound healing is important for health.
But for geographic areas with medium to higher levels of naturally occurring arsenic in their groundwater, the contamination may result in slower wound healing for residents––a condition that can lead to infection and suffering.
Two Northern… Read more
More than 6 million people in the US live with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD), and more than 16 million family members provide the bulk of their care. In rural areas, where caregivers already have difficulty accessing health and support services because of health disparities, COVID-19-related isolation is exacerbating the intense responsibilities of these unpaid caregivers and potentially contributing to their stress, anxiety, depression and physical health.
To address the… Read more
For the past three years, Viacheslav “Slava” Fofanov and other Northern Arizona University researchers have been studying tooth decay in 350 preschoolers in northern Arizona to see if they are affected by the acidic bacteria in their oral “microbiome.” They will soon begin working both in southern… Read more