Girls Club's annual field trip to the University of Arizona

On March 27, 2015 the Girls Club held their annual field trip to the University of Arizona. After touring the Arizona Health Sciences campus, the 24 students from a local elementary school received a fun and informative dental hygiene presentation from undergraduate students with the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion in the College of Public Health, learned about career opportunities in the field of health promotion through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Medicine, and gained hands on experience in the surgery simulation lab. The field trip augments the program’s lesson on planning for the future, encouraging girls to think about their goals and aspirations. The Girls Club is a 22-week positive development program for early adolescent girls in the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health within the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. The program is delivered by graduate students Thao Mai, Meera Norris, Carin Elderidge, and Angelica Primoli, managed by doctoral student Kait Shinaberry, and led by Dr. Velia Leybas Nuño.