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Sleep Can Potentially Save a Young Adult’s Life

Research by sleep scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Psychiatry shows a correlation between poor sleep and suicide risk in college-aged adults.


New Smart Bandage Blends Flexible Electronics and Wound Healing Science

Researchers in the Gurtner Lab and Stanford’s Bao Group team up to develop a wearable device that helps heal chronic wounds.


Dr. Samuel Keim Named President of the ABEM

Samuel M. Keim, MD, MSc, a professor and head of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Emergency Medicine, was elected president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).


Staring Straight into an Overlooked Virus

By bringing a ‘unique skill set’ to the table, Dr. John Purdy uncovers the secrets of a virus lying dormant in most people’s bodies.


Remembering Frank Marcus, MD, Founding Faculty Member

With great sadness, we share that Frank Marcus, MD, professor emeritus and University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson founding faculty member, passed away at the age of 94.


MedCat Alumni Selected for Leadership Positions

Richard Amini, MD, Daniel C. Butler, MD, and Elaine H. Situ-LaCasse, MD, have accepted positions within Student Affairs.


Researchers Gain New Tool to Study Rare Childhood Diseases

A new whole-genome sequencer at the Steele Children’s Research Center will expand research capabilities that could lead to earlier diagnoses of diseases and new treatments.


All of Us UArizona-Banner Announces Seed Project Awardees

Five new seed projects will use the All of Us Research Program dataset to start a wide variety of new studies.


Researchers Awarded $7.3M to Study Long COVID

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is one of five sites that will be tracking the burden, distribution and impact of post COVID-19 conditions.


Liao Named New Department of Medicine Chair

A fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians, James Liao, MD, joins the University of Arizona Health Sciences from the University of Chicago.


Carlos Gonzales, MD: A Healer in Spirit

Dr. Carlos Gonzales, a sixth-generation Tucsonan of Yaqui and Hispanic heritage, brings spirituality to his roles at the College of Medicine – Tucson.


Pediatric Autoimmune Research Bolstered by $10M Gift

A $10 million gift from the Steele Foundation includes $2 million for CAMI, marking the first private philanthropic support for the new center.


Multigenerational Faculty Members Take Long View

Parent-child faculty combos have a deeply invested view on how the College of Medicine – Tucson has evolved over the past 55 years.


Morning Blue Light Treatment Improves Sleep in Patients With PTSD

University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers explore a noninvasive, drug-free treatment that offers hope for healing from the severe symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.


Arthritis Center Awarded $3.4M to Study Knee Deterioration

Dr. C. Kent Kwoh will lead a study that seeks to develop methods to predict who will experience rapid knee deterioration or need knee replacements in the future.


8th Annual Global Peer Support Celebration Day Event Planned

Recovery support specialists inspire hope and support individuals with mental health, substance use disorder or trauma-related issues.


Dr. Racy passed away on September 14, 2022. He was 90 years old.

Dr. Racy passed away on September 14, 2022. He was 90 years old.


Kidney Transplant Recipient Grateful for the Gift of Life

Bruce Byrd received his third kidney transplant last year. He says, “Transplants have allowed me the time to do the things I love.”


College of Medicine – Tucson Celebrates Inventors with Awarded Patents

Faculty members honored for inventions, including a cardiac muscle cell patch, a polymeric heart valve and a method for treating chronic pain.


Scholarship Program Welcomes Latest Cohort of Future Physicians

Twenty-seven medical students have been awarded scholarships through the Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program.


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