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Future Doctors to Receive First White Coats at UA

As a symbol of their acceptance into medical school, new medical students will receive and don their first white coats at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson White Coat Ceremony. The incoming class of students includes a former UA football player, a navy dive medic, twin brothers, a former teacher and a former doula and birth coach.


Call for Nominations for Regents’ Professorships

UA President Robert Robbins has issued the 2019-20 call for nominations of candidates for Regents' Professor.


Future Doctors to Receive First White Coats at UA

As a symbol of their acceptance into medical school, new medical students will receive and don their first white coats at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson White Coat Ceremony. The incoming class of students includes a former UA football player, a navy dive medic, twin brothers, a former teacher and a former doula and birth coach.


Veteran Communications Professional Mark Lane To Lead UA Health Sciences Communications

Mark Lane, who has more than 25 years of leadership experience in communications, public relations and brand marketing, has been appointed associate vice president for communications at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.


Janet Major Elected U.S. Distance Learning Association President

A vital contributor to the Arizona Telemedicine Program at the University of Arizona for more than 20 years, Major trains health-care professionals in the effective use of videoconferencing and also plans, develops and installs the teleconferencing and telemedicine equipment used at rural telemedicine sites.


An Update from Medical Education: June 2019

Get up to speed on what's happening with the College of Medicine – Tucson's educational programs.


Joann Sweasy, PhD, Joins UA Cancer Center as Associate Director for Basic Sciences

Previously at Yale University, Dr. Sweasy brings expertise in basic sciences that will facilitate translational research.


UA Physician to Study Sleep Apnea and Heart Health

Dr. Salma Patel will explore mortality related to obstructive sleep apnea in individuals suffering from cardiac arrhythmia, with a future focus on alternative therapies to continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, devices that help some people sleep better.


Dean’s Faculty Advisory Committee Meeting: What You Need to Know

The Dean’s Faculty Advisory Committee (DFAC) meets quarterly with Interim Dean Irving Kron, MD, to advise on matters that affect College of Medicine – Tucson faculty. The committee met for the second time this year on April 16. Here’s what was discussed during the meeting.


For Students Who Have Overcome Challenges, Pathway to Medical School Program Demonstrates Success

The first students to participate in the Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway (P-MAP) program — an intensive medical school prep program for those who have faced greater-than-average challenges — have graduated from the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and become physicians


Dr. Dan Derksen Named UA College of Medicine – Tucson 2019 Alumnus of the Year

The honor recognizes his commitment to the college’s success and mission.


Stem Cell Study Determines Most Harmful Vape Liquids

Novel approach reveals vaping’s effect on endothelial cells and the most harmful flavors.


More Than 175 Attend Annual Faculty Social

The Office of Faculty Affairs hosted its 6th annual Faculty Social on Sunday, April 28.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Relaunches Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway Program

The P-MAP program, which allows highly qualified underrepresented students to automatically be accepted into the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has been revised and relaunched to better suit the needs of incoming medical students.


International Collaboration Aims to Predict Life-Threatening Reaction to Heparin Treatment

No tests currently are available to evaluate risk for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, an adverse reaction to the drug that can result in catastrophic, life-threatening complications in patients with cardiovascular disease.


Dr. Dan Derksen Named 2019 Alumni of the Year

Dan Derksen, MD, professor of public health and family and community medicine, has been named the College of Medicine – Tucson’s Alumni of the Year.


Colorado Helping Speed up the Future of Health with New Research Program at NCMC

Northern Colorado residents are the first in the state to have the opportunity to enroll on-site and become participants in the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program.


New EMS Bachelor’s Degree Program Starts This Fall at UA College of Medicine – Tucson

One of a few programs in the nation administered through a clinical department, the UA Bachelor of Science major and minor in EMS is designed to enhance emergency medical professionals’ leadership and clinical skills, preparing them for a future in prehospital medicine.


Novel Study Discovers ‘Metabolic Fingerprint’ to Help Treat, Diagnose and Prevent Cervical Cancer

UA Researchers identified ‘metabolic signatures’ to distinguish HPV, pre-cancerous cervical conditions and cancer.


UA’s Mobile Health Program Expands Services

The UA Mobile Health Program has expanded its primary-care services in partnership with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF), Youth on Their Own (YOTO) and Primavera Foundation’s Casa Paloma. The mobile clinic provides full-service primary care to low-income residents in medically underserved communities throughout Pima County.


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