Research Programs


American Indian Youth Wellness Initiative
The program invites American Indian youth from tribes across Arizona to a one week intensive residential camp held at Whispering Pines, near Prescott, Arizona. At camp, kids learn healthy eating habits and ways to make exercise fun, consistent, and habitual.


Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP)

The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) is a collaboration between Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona Cancer Center, funded through the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI)Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE) U54 mechanism.
The mission is to alleviate the unequal burden of cancer among Native Americans of the Southwest through research, training, and community outreach programs in collaboration with the communities we serve.
There are several primary Core components, including Research, Outreach and Education. Dr. Francine C. Gachupin is the UA Outreach Core lead.


Recovery Through Engaging and Empowering Women (RENEW)

Dr. Alicia Allen's Recovery through ENgaging and Empowering Women (RENEW) Research Team investigates the intersection between substance misuse and women’s health. We strive to engage and empower women from all backgrounds to prevent and overcome substance misuse. We do this by conducting innovative research and providing valuable education to ultimately advance clinical care and community support.