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Fourth Annual ‘Eat Dessert First Day,’ April 21, Honors Memory of Dana Morgan and Raises Funds for UA Pediatric Cancer Research

The day honors the memory of pediatric cancer patient Dana Morgan and raises funds for pediatric cancer research at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center. Local restaurants will donate a portion of the day’s proceeds and individual donations can be made online any time.


Allan Hamilton, MD, Named Regents' Professor

The Arizona Board of Regents has appointed five UA professors as Regents' Professors, the highest level of recognition bestowed on faculty in the Arizona state university system.


UA Appoints Dr. Michael D. Dake as Senior VP for Health Sciences

In his new position, Dake will lead the integration of undergraduate and graduate education, research and clinical activities among the UA health colleges and their clinical partners. He comes to the UA from Stanford University and will start on June 4.


Immunotherapy: Cancer's New Frontier

Cancer patients' immune systems are receiving a boost from checkpoint inhibitors and other laboratory-made antibodies, which train T cells to attack cancer. An expanded understanding of cancer, genetics and immunobiology could revolutionize treatment.


Resident’s Art Selected for Display in Washington, DC

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected a painting by Jacqueline Huynh, MD, for display in Washington, D.C.


UA Shares its Expertise in Free Precision Medicine Conference for Public, Researchers and Physicians, April 13

To help the public, physicians and researchers better understand how growing discoveries on the molecular makeup of disease affect decisions on health care, UA researchers and their partners are presenting a free precision medicine conference on Friday, April 13.


Medical Student Reflects on White Coat Ceremony

On National Doctors Day, Sandra Vazquez Salas, a member of the Class of 2021, reflects on the impact of last year’s White Coat campaign.


UA Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center Welcome Cardiologist Dr. Joel B. Holland

Nationally recognized cardiologist, Dr. Joel Holland, joins the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson faculty after a long career at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.


Focus on Faculty: Peter Ott, MD

This month the Office of Faculty Affairs is spotlighting Peter Ott, MD.


‘Facts, Fads and Fiction About Joint Replacement Surgery’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, April 4

Free and open to the public, the lecture by UA orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Michael Dohm will discuss the operative and non-operative treatment of joint disease, including evidence, outcome and value of current surgical and non-surgical treatments.


UA Researcher Receives $1.65M Grant for Innovative Technique To Assess Traumatic Brain Injury

NIH grant will allow Theresa Currier Thomas, PhD, to study neurotransmissions in real time.


UA Cancer Center, Banner – University Medicine to Observe Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month with Free Presentation, Screenings, April 28

April is Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month and the UA Cancer Center is enlisting dental professionals to incorporate head and neck cancer screenings into routine checkups.


Future Physicians Celebrate Match Day at UA College of Medicine – Tucson

One-third of medical students in the Class of 2018 will remain in Arizona to pursue their residency training; more than half of the class will pursue primary care — a physician specialty that is critically low in Arizona and the nation.


The Intestinal Microbiome and Fecal Transplants’ Promise for Treating Digestive and Autoimmune Diseases Discussed in Free Public Lecture, March 23

Speaker Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will discuss the intestinal microbiome and how it can be changed to alter the outcome of patients suffering from a variety of illnesses, as well as the future of fecal transplantation and manipulation. The presentation is part of the Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture series.


Free Tours of New Banner - UMC Tower

Nine-Story Patient Tower to Open in Spring 2019


Medical Student Wins National Poetry Competition

Third-year medical student Sean McEvoy has won first place in the national William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition.


UA Medical Students’ Residencies to be Revealed at Match Day Ceremony

On Friday, March 16, more than 100 medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson simultaneously will open an envelope revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is a rite of passage for soon-to-be doctors.


Two Banner Academic Medical Centers Earn Spots on National ‘100 Top Hospitals’ List

Accolades for Banner – UMC South, Banner – UMC Phoenix


UA Cancer Center, College of Ag Team Examines Mediterranean Diet's Role in Cancer Prevention

March is National Nutrition Month. University of Arizona researchers are interested in how the Mediterranean diet can contribute to better health.


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