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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.


RAIVEN Study Will Examine Efficacy of Flu Vaccines

People ages 18-64 can participate in the Randomized Assessment of Influenza Vaccine Efficacy Network study through a regional site led by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers.


Five Students Awarded Quidel Global Health Scholarships

The scholarships benefit students who are dedicated to expanding health care delivery and positively impacting global health and well-being.


By Better Predicting Asthma Risk, Preventive Treatments Could Bypass Disease Development

A predictive test could help parents and doctors use interventions during the first two years of life to prevent asthma.


COM-T Graduate Austen Thompson to Be Inducted Into the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame

Dr. Thompson earned an MD and doctorate after his swimming career saw him win an NCAA national championship.


Study Uncovers Possible Path for Improving T Cell Therapies

Researchers studied the evolution of the immune system to find a new way to activate T cells to fight infection and disease.


Annual Summit Showcasing Medical Advances in Drug Discovery Returns to Phoenix

The annual event exploring groundbreaking approaches in drug discovery is making an in-person return to Phoenix in September.


Expanding Research Opportunities to Address Addiction

A $6.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help build the Center of Excellence for Addiction Studies to advance addiction research.


Parthasarathy Named All of Us Arizona Health Champion for August

Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy is being honored for his dedication to educating communities about COVID-19 prevention and vaccination.


UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson Welcomes New Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Ken Liechty is internationally recognized for his expertise in fetal medicine and his research in wound healing and regeneration.


Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences Construction Underway

A new location will give investigators access to state-of-the-art technology to conduct sleep and circadian rhythm research.


White Coat Ceremony Celebrates the Next Generation of Physicians

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson medical students received their white coats representing their future profession on July 29 at Centennial Hall.


Remembering Dr. Cetas, Neurosurgery Chair and Immense Soul

Justin Schultz Cetas, MD, PhD, chair of Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, died on July 13, 2022, in Tucson, Arizona, from a fatal collision on his motorcycle, at the age of 51.


Dr. Cetas, Neurosurgery Chair, Passes Away

It is with heavy hearts and a deep sense of loss that we share with you the tragic news of the sudden passing of our dear colleague, Justin S. Cetas, MD, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Neurosurgery.


AZ HEROES Study Receives $22M to Continue COVID-19 Research

CDC funding will allow research on COVID-19 immunity and vaccine effectiveness to continue as new variants emerge.


Addressing the Grand Challenges of Aging

Innovations in Healthy Aging is advancing the study of age-related health topics by funding innovative new research in several different areas.


College of Medicine – Tucson Names Orthopaedic Surgery Chair

John Elfar, MD, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, comes from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.


Dr. Kevin Moynahan, MedCat Class of 1993, Receives AMSA National Golden Apple Award

Kevin Moynahan, MD, FACP, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson professor of medicine and vice dean for education, received the 2022 National Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence from the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).


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