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Steve Zinder

I Am CHHS: Steve Zinder

1/22 - Associate Professor and Athletic Training Program Coordinator Steve Zinder grew up in Arizona. He entered college as an astrophysics major at the University of Arizona. “After my first 300-level astronomy class, I realized I was more interested in the ‘gee whiz’ aspect of astronomy,” he says with a laugh. After playing racquetball in the rec center one afternoon, Zinder noticed an old athletic training student meeting flyer on the wall. He made his way to the athletic training room and found dozens of people in the middle of football practice preparation. Susan Hillman, the director of the Athletic Treatment Center in the athletic department, greeted him and Zinder told her he was interested in athletic training. He ultimately changed his major to exercise and sport sciences, then stayed at the University of Arizona for his graduate degree in athletic training. Zinder worked clinically in the field for 10 years, then completed his doctoral degree at the University of Virginia in 2002. More...

SON Assistant Professor Receives $50,000 Grant from Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation

SON Assistant Professor Receives $50,000 Grant from Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation

1/22 – School of Nursing Assistant Professor Dr. Lisa Anne Bove received $50,000 from the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation for her research project titled, "Promoting Health in African-American Population through Partnership with Barbershop and Wearable Activity Trackers." More...
AIDS Quilt

Portion of AIDS Quilt on View in Veterans Hall

A panel of the renowned National AIDS Memorial Quilt is on view in the south wing Veterans Hall through March 2022. The quilt is a traveling piece of history and folk art that began with the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. 

As the largest community arts project in the world, the AIDS Memorial Quilt is a teaching tool to help educate people about the story of AIDS, remember the more than 700,000 U.S. lives lost to disease, and to support local HIV/AIDS service organizations, LGBTQ+ centers, and support awareness about health and social justice issues. More...

Recreation Therapy Student Wins 500-Dollar Scholarship from MOAA

Recreation Therapy Student Wins $500 Scholarship from MOAA

12/21 – Recreation Therapy student Aron Lanie was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).

MOAA is an independent, nonprofit organization that plays an active role in military personnel matters and especially proposed legislation affecting the career force, the retired community and veterans of the uniformed services. More...

Faculty and Staff Awarded Cultural Activity Grants

Faculty & Staff Awarded Cultural Activity Grants

12/21 – CHHS faculty and staff were recently awarded Cultural Activity Grants for their interprofessional, intercultural projects.

Cultural activities promote broad cultural change via the promotion of diversity and inclusion, community engagement, student engagement, and the arts. Projects challenge issues related to culture and diversity perspectives. More...

Valerie Tarte, Clinical Assistant Professor Wins Inaugural DAISY Award

Clinical Assistant Professor Wins DAISY Award

12/21 - Dr. Valerie Tarte, a clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing, has won the School’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty. The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that celebrates colleges/schools of nursing faculty for their commitment and inspirational influence on their nursing students. More...