BLAISER Minority & Border Health Disparities Lecture

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Border Latino & American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) Program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences presents:

“Addressing Cancer Health Disparities”

Heidi Hamann, PhD | Associate Professor, Clinical, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson; Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, UA College of Science; Research Member, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, UA Cancer Center; and Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

WHEN: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 1–2 p.m.
WHERE: Drachman Hall A114

Lecture/Video Recorded
This event will be archived for later viewing on the UAHS BioCommunications website at this link:

About the Speaker
Heidi Hamann, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona. She is a health psychologist specializing in psychosocial and behavioral oncology. Dr. Hamann earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University, a master’s degree in human genetics from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Utah. She completed post-doctoral training in psychosocial and behavioral oncology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hamann is on the editorial boards of the journals Health Psychology and the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

Contact: Viridiana Johnson, BLAISER coordinator,

About the BLAISER Program
The Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) Program, falls under the Office of the Senior Vice President at the University of Arizona Health Sciences led by Michael D. Dake, MD.

Run in cooperation with the UAHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion, BLAISER is strongly committed to attracting students that represent the diverse population to biomedical research, expose them and make them sensitive to the Health Disparities in Southern of Arizona and the border region. This cutting-edge 10-week, undergraduate research experience provides an extraordinary laboratory training opportunity, pairing junior and senior level student-scholars with preeminent UA Health Sciences researchers. This is a premier research experience for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds arming them with skills to make them competitive and successful in their pursuit of post-secondary education and research.

This annual summer program was created in 2015 to address health disparities in Arizona’s ethnically diverse and fast-growing communities. The inaugural class consisted of 15 students. In 2017, 20 students participated. A maximum of 25 students will be accepted annually. This year's program runs from June 3 to Aug. 6, 2019. Participants gain an extraordinary opportunity to immerse themselves on campus at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. Learn more here:

This program is supported in part by Arizona Area Health Education Centers.

University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman
College of Public Health, Drachman Hall A114

1295 N. Martin Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85721

Contact Info
Viridiana Johnson, BLAISER coordinator
(520) 626-0726
Event Contact Department: 
UAHS Border Latino & American Indian Summer Exposure To Research (BLAISER) Program