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Read two first-hand experiences of how University of Arizona Health Sciences summer programs help future health care professionals get research experience and learn about health disparities.
Dynnika Tso
Dynnika Tso (Diné) is a public health undergraduate student at the University of Arizona Health Sciences who is passionate about improving ethical standards in research.
Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD
Francisco Moreno, MD
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Khadijah Breathett
Very few physicians or patients enter an exam or hospital room with the intent of racially alienating the other person in the room, but research demonstrates that minority populations, particularly African American and Hispanic patients, receive unequal care compared to white patients.
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB
There is power in numbers. When a researcher is studying the causes of a human disease, the more people involved in the study, the greater the probability that the study will generate useful results.
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Precision medicine uses data on an individual's person’s diet, exercise routine, family history, environment, genetics, and more to tailor treatment and prevention of certain conditions to that person’s unique characteristics.
Wanda F. Moore
As an African American woman, I am aware that I’m in one of the highest-risk groups for dying from heart disease but my non-inherited risk factors are manageable.
Terry A. Badger, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Caring for a loved one with a cancer diagnosis can influence every aspect of a family's quality of life.
Will Humble, MPH
Good oral health is more than just a nice smile. Having good oral health improves a person’s ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew and eat. 
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Prostate cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in men. However, the chance that someone will get prostate cancer depends on a lot of different factors.

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