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Ronald Sorensen Joins UArizona Family and Community Medicine to Lead Community Engagement

Sorensen will provide leadership, strategic direction and executive administrative support to the department’s community outreach programs and activities.


Benefits of Active Learning Are All About Activity

Active learning sessions result in a reset of student attention has been tested by researchers at the University of Arizona.


UArizona Colleges of Medicine to Provide Free Tuition for Primary Care Medical Students

The University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will cover tuition for medical students who commit to practice primary care or another designated critical-access specialty in rural or urban underserved communities in Arizona.


UArizona Health Sciences Leads Prevention of Chronic Disease in Arizona Border Region

The Arizona Prevention Research Center at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will continue its mission to prevent chronic disease among underserved populations in the Arizona border region thanks to a $7.5 million grant from the CDC.


Meet the Dean: A Q&A with Dr. Michael Abecassis

Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA, was appointed dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson effective Monday, Nov. 4. The Dean’s Office recently sat down and chatted with Dr. Abecassis about his life and vision for the College.


Understanding the Eye's 'Plumbing' Could Lead to Future Treatments for Glaucoma, Other Diseases

A College of Medicine – Tucson study funded by a $2.3 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Eye Institute could help to develop future treatments for glaucoma and other diseases.


Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Expand Services

Thanks to a new contract with Banner – University Family Care/AHCCCS Complete Care, the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program are able to reach more individuals with mental-health conditions and substance-use disorders.


Veteran-focused Mental Health Forum, Nov. 8

Open discussion on post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and local support programs


‘Revolutionary’ New Class Challenges UArizona Students to Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is offering innovative curricula for students to influence human health and build entrepreneurial skills.


Community to Get Glimpse into Future of Health Care in New UArizona Health Sciences Innovation Building, Nov. 4–5

The new Health Sciences Innovation Building will provide opportunities for community engagement and a learning environment for Health Sciences students to reshape the future of health care.


‘Conquering Arthritis ... Meet UArizona Arthritis Center Researchers’ Subject of Nov. 6 Lecture

An exclusive opportunity to visit one-on-one with University of Arizona Arthritis Center faculty, physicians and scientists to learn about leading-edge research being conducted at the center.


College of Medicine – Tucson Announces 2019 Clinical Excellence Awardees

Ten faculty members have received the College of Medicine – Tucson’s second annual Clinical Excellence Awards.


Pandemic Flu Exercise at UA Health Sciences in Tucson and Phoenix, Oct. 25

“Pandemic: An Exercise in Disaster Preparedness” is a simulated emergency conducted by the Center for Transformative Interprofessional Healthcare to expose students to issues that may arise during an influenza pandemic.


Facebook Workplace Going Offline

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will be terminating its contract with Facebook Workplace, effective Friday, November 1, 2019.


UA Cancer Center Receives $8.6M Grant to Lead One of Three NCI Clinical Trials Networks

The National Cancer Institute will fund the UA Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network, one of three networks in the nation to perform early-phase cancer-prevention clinical trials.


Dr. Ronald Weinstein to Deliver 2019 Founders Day Lecture

Every November, the College of Medicine – Tucson celebrates its founding with the annual Founders Day lecture.


‘Take Charge Diabetes Mellitus’ Study Seeks Research Volunteers

The University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine is recruiting current Banner – University Medicine patients with Type 2 diabetes to join a study about diabetes management and blood sugar control.


Banner – University Medical Center Tucson earns comprehensive stroke center status

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson is the first certified comprehensive stroke center in Tucson.


Could Near-Infrared Light Give Aging Brains a Boost?

With support from a grant from the National Institute on Aging, researchers will test a novel intervention that uses near-infrared light to enhance brain functioning.


Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Host ‘Global Peer Support Celebration Day’

“Global Peer Support Celebration Day” is an annual celebration of peer supporters to recognize their work in helping their peers with mental health, addictions, and/or trauma-related challenges, move along the continuum of recovery and inclusion. This annual, worldwide event takes place each year on the third Thursday in October.


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