UA Health Sciences Awarded $1.4M Grant for Program that Supports Sleep Apnea Patients

Peers will help newly diagnosed sleep-apnea patients get the most out of CPAP treatment, which saves lives but is difficult for many patients to follow.

Windows 10 Upgrade Project

Information Technology Services (ITS) at the College of Medicine – Tucson has started a project to upgrade the remaining university-owned computers that are currently running Windows 7. ITS' goal is to be operating completely on Windows 10 by January 10, 2020.

‘Empowered Aging,’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture and Panel Discussion, Sept. 4

Free and open to the public, the event will feature TED Talk-style presentations and a panel discussion by three leaders in the fields of geriatric medicine and orthopaedics.

New Program Provides Patients Both Medical and Behavioral Health Services at Banner Family Medicine Clinics

A new program implemented by the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine provides primary care patients the opportunity to also receive behavioral health-care services at the same location.

UA Health Sciences Research Identifies Brain Inflammation As Potential Target to Treat Tinnitus

The discovery by Dr. Shaowen Bao and his colleagues could lead to new treatments to silence tinnitus for millions of sufferers.

New Director, Assistant Director Named at UA Fellowship in Integrative Medicine

Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine expands as Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, and Lise Alschuler, ND, accept leadership roles in the Center’s flagship program.

Banner – University Medicine Announces El Tour de Tucson Title Sponsorship

A commitment to health, wellness and safety assures the November 23 Tucson tour tradition.

UA and Pima County to Launch Academic Health Department

The Academic Health Department will help bridge the gap between the education of public health professionals and the practice of public health.

Dr. Julie Bauman Named Fellow of National Academic Medicine Leadership Program

Dr. Julie Bauman Named Fellow of National Academic Medicine Leadership Program

Doc Talks: Child Development and Wellbeing

Free health lectures focusing on child development, Tuesday, Aug. 27.

UA Researcher and Doctoral Student Reconcile Scientific Standoff in Colon Cancer Research

Curtis Thorne, PhD, and UA doctoral student Carly Cabel validated findings from a 2018 collaborative study that identified a possible new therapeutic target for colon cancer – after a Harvard lab challenged the initial results.

UA Fueling Rapid Tucson Tech Growth

Tucson has enjoyed a 90% jump in technology jobs over the last five years, making it one of the top up-and-coming tech markets in North America, according to global commercial real estate services and investment company CBRE.

Dr. Elizabeth Kyle Meehan Appointed Program Director of UA Family Medicine Residency at South Campus

Dr. Meehan will lead and direct the Family Medicine Residency at South Campus, as well as conduct clinical care, teach residents and pursue scholarly activity.

COM-T Translational Research Investment and Bridge Funding Program

An inaugural College of Medicine - Tucson Translational Research Investment and Bridge Funding Program will begin effective January 1, 2020.

Future Physicians, Researchers Spend Transformative Summer on the U.S.-Mexico Border

FRONTERA summer program pairs University of Arizona students with mentors, giving them hands-on border-health research experience while building stronger applicants to medical school and graduate health sciences programs.

Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance Cultivates Student Curiosity

The SIMI summer program takes the stigma out of ignorance, equipping students with the question-asking skills they need to succeed professionally and intellectually.

Dr. Marvin Slepian Elected President of Think Tank That Promotes Medical Device Technology

Dr. Slepian’s extensive research career has resulted in innovative diagnostics and therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases. His work at the University of Arizona has focused on the development and use of novel biomaterials for tissue engineering, drug delivery and medical-device development.

A Message from the Interim Dean

I am pleased to announce that the College of Medicine – Tucson is establishing two new clinical departments.

Dr. Michael M.I. Abecassis Appointed Dean of UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Dr. Abecassis is the J. Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Microbiology-Immunology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He also is chief of the Division of Organ Transplantation and founding director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center.

Med-Start: 50 Years Helping Young People Prepare for Their Future in the Health Professions

The six-week academic enrichment program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences hosted 50 high school students from 22 Arizona communities this summer in an intensive exploration of health professions careers that will impact the health and lives of others.