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University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Founding and Early Faculty Dinner

More than 200 people attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Founding and Early Faculty Dinner on Monday, Feb. 19. The annual event recognizes the pioneering group of individuals who helped establish the college in 1967.


Free, Public ‘Doc Talks’ Presented in March

Topics for 2018 lecture series, hosted by Banner – University Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, include heart attacks, skin cancer, concussion and precision medicine. Talks will take place Tuesdays in March, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Hacienda del Sol Guest Resort.


UA Study: Brain Liquefaction After Stroke is Toxic to Surviving Brain

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson suggest liquefied brain fluid may be one cause of dementia after stroke.


UA Sleep Research for Student-Athletes Awarded NCAA Grant

Building upon the findings of the educational support sleep program they designed, two UA researchers have been awarded an NCAA grant to further enhance their program to help student-athletes get a good night’s sleep.


AAMC Official Promotes Inclusive Excellence During Recent UAHS Campus Visit

Reinforcing the objective to sustain an academic setting where all belong and are a part of the fundamental fabric of the institution, the UA Health Sciences recently welcomed David A. Acosta, MD, chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges.


UA Fellow Develops Database to Warn Physicians of Possible Drug Interactions for Epilepsy Patients on Ketogenic Diets

Individuals who follow a ketogenic diet to help treat a severe type of epilepsy must avoid carbohydrates, even in their medications.


Cancer Center Breast Team Receives Prestigious American College of Surgeons’ NAPBC Accreditation

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers recognizes health-care providers that are dedicated to high standards of care and have ambitious goals for quality improvement.


UA Medical Students to Pledge to Provide Compassionate Patient Care at Solidarity Day Event Feb. 16

Weeklong events from Feb. 12–16 culminate on Friday, Feb. 16, in celebration of national Solidarity Day, as dozens of University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students, faculty and staff join hands and create a human chain representing solidarity in the compassionate care of patients.


Banner – UMC, UA Department of Surgery Welcome 3 New Surgeons

Banner – University Medical Center and the University of Arizona Department of Surgery are pleased to welcome three new surgeons to Tucson.


UA Cancer Center Team Targets Tumor Suppressor to Treat ‘Triple-Negative’ Breast Cancer

A team led by UA Cancer Center researchers Agnieszka Witkiewicz, MD, and Erik Knudsen, PhD, screened for drugs that could target triple-negative breast cancer tumors, producing several new therapeutic candidates for this difficult-to-treat cancer.


More Than 150 COM-T Physicians Recognized as `Best Doctors in America'

More than 150 physicians in the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson have been recognized on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2017-2018.


Banner Healthcare Hiring Event

Banner – UMC South, 3-6 p.m. Feb. 6


Dr. Victoria Murrain Appointed Interim Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Victoria Murrain, DO, has been appointed interim deputy dean for diversity and inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Dr. Murrain also is assistant dean and designated institutional officer for graduate medical education at the Tucson UA South Campus and associate professor in the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine.


Noted Type 2 Diabetes Expert Dr. David G. Marrero Appointed to National Diabetes Task Force

David G. Marrero, PhD, director of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Health Disparities Research and professor of public health at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been appointed to a new national diabetes working group and task force to promote equitable and comprehensive diabetes care.


Feb. 8 Lecture: Data Sharing in Clinical Trials featuring Dr. Jeffrey M. Drazen, Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine

Dr. Drazen, editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, will discuss data sharing in clinical trials. He is the invited speaker for the 2018 James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy, which is free and open to the public.


New Pain Management Online Course Launched by UA Center for Integrative Medicine

Amid the national opioid crisis, “Integrative Approaches to Pain Management” teaches health-care professionals non-pharmaceutical options.


New Faculty Join UA Department of Pediatrics and Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center

Asmaa Abu-Maziad, MD, will provide care for children with kidney problems; M. Raphaelle Jean, MD, MPH, will provide care for children with gastrointestinal disorders; and Christine Legler, MD, will provide general pediatric care to children.


‘Courtney’s Courage’ Empowers Young Scientists to Advance Pediatric Cancer Research

Courtney Page Zillman Fellow Megan Stanley Molina, doctoral candidate under the mentorship of UA Steele Children’s Research Center pediatric cancer researcher Dr. Emmanuel Katsanis conducts research that seeks to understand the best ways to use anticancer drugs to prepare a patient’s immune system for bone marrow transplantation.


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