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Community Outreach

The College of Medicine – Tucson has a wide array of outreach initiatives that serve the local Tucson community. Below are just a few examples of how our students, faculty and staff volunteer their time. 

CUP (Commitment to Underserved People) Clinics

The CUP Clinics Program is a co-curricular club of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson that provides care to the Tucson community under the supervision of volunteer attending physicians. Medical students coordinate and provide culturally appropriate preventive care, primary care, referrals, immunizations, psychiatric evaluations and diagnostic tests to patients who have no other source of health care. 

For more information about the clinics and how to schedule an appointment, visit the CUP Clinic website


2018 Doc Talks: Leading Edge Health Information from Leading Experts

Banner – University Medicine and the UA College of Medicine – Tucson host an annual lecture series called "Doc Talks." The Tucson community is invited to the free evening lectures, which are led by physician specialists and cover important health topics.

AM I HAVING A HEART ATTACK? A HEART-TO-HEART ABOUT HEART DISEASE 
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6

Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and professor and chief of the division of cardiology in the UA Department of Medicine, will discuss heart disease risk factors, how to reduce them, and how doctors evaluate patients with chest pain.

She also will discuss why people with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms should not minimize the cause or delay seeking treatment.

SKIN CANCER: WHAT ARIZONANS NEED TO KNOW 
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13

Dermatologist Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, MD, is director of the Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Program and Pigmented Lesion Clinic at the UA Skin Cancer Institute and a member of the UA Cancer Center.

She will discuss the diagnosis of skin cancer and the latest treatment advances and answer your questions about this common affliction in Southern Arizona.  

WHEN BRAINS COLLIDE: CONCUSSIONS IN SPORTS 
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20

Sports medicine physicians Carl Dain Allred, MD, of the UA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Holly Beach, MD, of the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine, will discuss signs and symptoms of concussion, the role of baseline testing, latest treatments and long-term effects of concussion.

ONE OF A KIND: HOW MEDICINE CAN BE TAILORED FOR YOU 
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27

UA Professor Andreas Theodorou, MD, is a principal investigator in the All of Us Research Program, a landmark effort to gather data from one million Americans to accelerate research and improve health. Learn how the University of Arizona and Banner Health are spearheading this research, and how you can play a part in revolutionizing medicine.