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Dr. Michelle Dorsey Selected as White House Leadership Fellow

Dr. Dorsey Chosen as First Physician to Represent the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Thanks to $1.72M Federal Grant: UA Researchers Using Green Light for HIV-Related Pain as Astonishing Therapy Moves to Next Phase of Study

Green light therapy results in decreased chronic pain without side effects and has the promise of easy clinical application due to its low cost, efficacy and availability. This new project addresses the critical need for effective non-pharmacological treatments for HIV-related neuropathy and the hypersensitivity associated with antiretroviral therapy.


UA Health Policy Expert Dr. Dan Derksen Receives Napolitano Award

Daniel Derksen, MD, UA Health Sciences associate vice president for health equity, outreach and interprofessional activities and Walter H. Pearce Endowed Chair at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been selected for the 2018 Leonard M. Napolitano, PhD, Award by the University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s Alumni Association.


UA Skin Cancer Institute Presents 9th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 3

Proceeds support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona.


UA-Banner Health All of Us Research Program Reaches Enrollment Milestone

Joining the national research effort, 15,000 Arizonans have enrolled as All of Us Research Program participants, supported by local partners Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Sciences.


Student-Run Medical Clinic Open House to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the CUP Program

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Commitment to Underserved People (CUP) program will celebrate its 40th anniversary; through the program, UA medical students provide free medical care and education to the Tucson community and Southern Arizona.


Tucson High Schoolers to Explore Careers in Medicine Oct. 17

Local high school students will attend “A Pathway to Success,” an interactive health-care career fair spearheaded by residents at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


New UA Researchers to Showcase Medical Innovations and Inventions Oct. 16

Faculty members at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will give brief snapshots of their research at the Innovations and Inventions research fair on Tuesday, Oct. 16.


UA Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center Welcome Three New Cardiologists

The new faculty cardiologists bring expertise in cardiac imaging, cardio-oncology and interventional cardiology.


COLLEGE OF MEDICINE – TUCSON DEAN SEARCH

We are making significant progress in our search for the next dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.


John Ehiri, PhD, to Lead Data Tracking and Evaluation Core for NIH All of Us Research Program at UA-Banner

John Ehiri, PhD, MPH, MSc, professor of public health and chair of the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, brings extensive global health experience in program evaluation of previous and ongoing funded projects.


Banner – University Medicine Welcomes PCPs, Specialists to Green Valley

Several primary care providers and physician subspecialists are now available to see patients at the Banner - University Medicine physician offices at 1141 S. La Canada Drive in Green Valley.


Banner – University Medicine in Tucson Welcomes New CEO

Loyola UMC President Chad Whelan, MD, Starts Today


The Future of Health Care — Insurance, Access to Care, Prescription Benefits — to be Discussed by UA Health-Care Policy Expert, Oct. 3

Critical issues facing the U.S. health-care system and the potential impact of the mid-term elections will be discussed by Daniel Derksen, MD, a nationally noted health-care policy expert and associate vice president for health equity, outreach and interprofessional activities at the University of Arizona Sciences. The free lecture will include time for questions and answers.


UA Colleges of Law and Pharmacy, Critical Path Institute, Launch Graduate Certificate Program in Regulatory Science

Designed for graduate students and working professionals, the certificate program provides specialized training in navigating the path from research to bringing medical products to market.


UA Immunobiology Chief Awarded $1.5M Grant to Study Threat of Chikungunya to Elderly

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will study why the elderly suffer disproportionately from the emerging mosquito-borne virus.


Focus on Faculty Affairs

A roundup of the latest news from the Office of Faculty Affairs.


Scleroderma and Vasculitis Specialist Dr. Alicia Rodriguez-Pla Joins UA Rheumatology Faculty

Also a University of Arizona Arthritis Center member, she trained at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Johns Hopkins University and Boston University and conducted research on lupus at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research in Dallas.


LCME Site Visit Planned for October 21 – 24

The College of Medicine – Tucson is hosting the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for a limited accreditation survey visit from Oct. 21 - Oct. 24.


UA Study Reveals Arizona EMTs Face 39-Percent Greater Risk of Suicide

UA medical student creates resiliency website for emergency workers and develops partnership with forest firefighters to measure its effectiveness.


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